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Parliamentary group proposes a Financial Services Tribunal

Kevin Hollinrake MP (Co-Chair of the APPG on Fair Business Banking) has published his report titled “Fair Business Banking for All: How to improve access to justice for businesses in financial services disputes” (the Report). Following the APPG’s responses to the FCA’s consultation on expanding the FOS’s jurisdiction (CP18/3), the Report sets out various recommendations […]

Draft legislative proposal introduces a minimum price for CO2

The Dutch government has published a draft legislative proposal for consultation that introduces a minimum price for CO2. The minimum price is introduced by way of a tax levied on electricity producers. The tax is levied per ton of CO2 emission. In the proposal, the tax rate per ton CO2 is calculated each year as […]

Adoption of unregistered land as highway

By Paul Weeks Unregistered land in unknown ownership can cause a headache on development and the extent of the issue will often depend upon what the land is needed for…

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Pensions court battle reignites

The massive hunt for £400 million in Maxwell pensions assets has renewed in the High Court with two separate cases involving claims of up to u88 million being run in the same court room. The cases are MGN Pension Trustees Ltd’s (MGNPT) u60 million action against Bank of America and Credit Suisse and the liquidator […]

TV in courts 'possible'

The attorney-general, Sir Nicholas Lyell, told Bar conference delegates the Government had an “open mind” about televised courtrooms. Speaking at the international workshop, he said “certainly photographs and possibly television” could be allowed in courts. “I really don’t see why there should not be still photographs, but photographers would then have to remove themselves. “There […]

Mears' debut sparks heated debate

LAW Society Council new-comer Martin Mears has stirred up a hornet’s nest at his first meeting by proposing a controversial motion. The Norfolk solicitor broke with years of tradition with a hard-hitting maiden speech, calling on the council to take a closer look at criticisms levelled by the honorary auditor in the society’s annual report. […]

Dibbs reviews management structure behind closed doors

NATIONAL law firm Dibb Lupton Broomhead is believed to be considering changes to its management structure after a partners’ meeting at its London office last Thursday. Sources claim a range of proposals for change were put to partners, but no new moves had been unveiled to staff when The Lawyer went to press. Managing partner […]

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