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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 […]

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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

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What promises to be the largest antitrust case of the century has, according to experts, already generated £62.5m in legal fees, and now the EC is launching its own inquiries into computer software giant Microsoft. Anne Mizzi reports. European lawyers are bracing themselves for a mass of competition work generated by the European Commission’s investigation […]

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The Lord Chancellor’s Department has appointed a senior civil servant, to investigate the Office of the Legal Services Ombudsman (LSO). The review of the LSO Ann Abraham’s office, which oversees the handling of complaints against solicitors, barristers, licensed conveyancers and legal executives, comes two years later than originally planned. Ministers agreed to postpone the review […]

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