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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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Partners at war

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Mohibur Rahman v (1) Arearose (2) University College London Hospitals NHS Trust (1999) QBD (Rougier J) 18 February 1999 Plaintiff: Male, married, 25 years old at date of accident; 30 years old at date of trial. Incident: The plaintiff was employed as manager of the King’s Cross franchise of the Burger King fast-food chain. In […]

OSS ignores legal aid asylum scam revelations

The Office for the Supervision of Solicitors (OSS) failed to pass on a report to the Legal Aid Board (LAB) outlining a legal aid scam that cost the taxpayer millions of pounds. Former Law Society immigration law sub-committee secretary Richard Dunstan gave the report to the OSS last October. The report claims firms approached refugees […]

Davies Arnold Cooper axes 90 staff in specialisation drive

DAVIES Arnold Cooper (DAC) is making 14 lawyers in its London office redundant, and is closing its corporate department in Manchester. Around 90 staff are being made redundant altogether. The five partners and nine assistants made redundant in London include corporate partners Chris Croft, Anbereen Salamat and Stephen Lane, in addition to two unnamed partners […]

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