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Consultation on two new consumer credit policies

By Rob Aberdein Following on from the recent budget, HM Treasury has published a consultation on two new consumer credit policies. The consultation builds upon the Government’s call for evidence which was concluded in January 2018 and on existing successful practice in the Scottish Debt Arrangement Scheme (DAS).  The consultation offers businesses and organisations on both […]

Application of QOCS to defendants counterclaiming in personal injury

By Rebecca Livesey In County Courts around the country over the past year, it has become ‘fashionable’ to argue over the meaning of the word “proceedings” in CPR r.44.13. The essential question is whether a Defendant, by virtue of bringing a counterclaim including personal injury, is afforded QOCS protection against the Claimant such that any orders […]

One rating assessment to be applied to neighbouring floors occupied by same business

By Matthew Forrest Businesses operating across different floors of a building, or other separate but neighbouring units, are now more likely to have their premises assessed together for business rates. The Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Act 2018 came into force on 1 November 2018.  The Act delivers on the […]

Austria adopts new environmental package

By Sandra Kasper, Philipp Strondl  On 25 October 2018 Parliament adopted a new comprehensive environmental package comprising: the Aarhus Participation Act; an amendment to the Environmental Impact Assessment Act; and an amendment to the Federal Environmental Liability Act.

Blog – Childbirth and primary victim claims for mothers

By John de Bono This is the clear takeaway from Whipple J’s powerfully reasoned judgment in YAH v. Medway Foundation Trust, judgment 5th November 2018. The facts are typical of many cerebral palsy cases. The Claimant’s daughter was born after a negligent delay in intervention in the face of signs of fetal distress. The Claimant […]

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Asia’s lucky generation

Top law firms are promoting more partners in Asia Pacific Asia partner promotion statistics from eight international firms over the past four years suggest local senior lawyers stand a good chance of being made up.  Last week Linklaters confirmed that its promotions had fallen to 21 from 24, following news from Allen & Overy (A&O) […]

No5 Chambers barrister Phil Bradley defends in shopping spree fraud case

No5 Chambers barrister Phil Bradley has defended Michaela Hutchings, 23, of Staffordshire, who had £52,000 accidentally transferred into her bank account from Lichfield District Council in April last year, following a clerical error. Hutchings spent £9,000 on a shopping spree hours after realising the mistake. She also put £40,000 into an investment account and gave […]

Andreas Kistler

Kistler, Andreas

Andreas Kistler practises all aspects of Jersey commercial litigation, including contentious trust, professional negligence, disputes concerning investment funds and Jersey companies, contractual disputes and Jersey intellectual property rights (in particular trademarks, domain names and copyright). In addition, Kistler has significant experience of non-contentious court proceedings including applications by trustees for directions, implementation of several of […]

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Covington & Burling advises life sciences company Horizon on AIM IPO

Covington & Burling has advised new client Horizon Discovery on its admission to the Aim market, as the biotech market continues to pick up in the UK. Covington’s City office won the mandate thanks to an existing relationship with the new chairman of Horizon’s board, Ian Gilham. He turned to the firm in his former […]

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