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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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Hogan & Hartson and Cooper & Kirk score civil victory against Zanu-PF

US firms Hogan & Hartson and Cooper & Kirk have won a US civil case against Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party A US federal court in Manhattan has found the party liable for human rights abuses including beatings, torture, intimidation and extra judicial killings prior to the county’s elections in June 2000.Zanu-PF failed to send representation […]

Nowhere to hide

The Family Court was always regarded as private. But that was before a judgment allowed Glory Anne Clibbery to talk to the press about her broken relationship. Jon Robins reports “I thought that it was love, but I was no more than a sexual slave.” This was the headline-friendly revelation of Glory Anne Clibbery, as […]

Eagle-isation

Tulkinghorn has been looking forward to the third issue of Lawyer2B for weeks. It arrived on his desk last week and he was pleased to catch up on all the latest gossip from the world of legal education, not least the progress of Eddie ‘the Eagle’ Edwards, the ski-jump hero and now a wannabe lawyer. […]

Deals summary

SJ Berwin (John Eldridge) advised Chelsfield on its £20m acquisition of a 1.2 acre island site at Bankside from National Grid. The site includes the London head office of Energis. BrookStreet des Roches (Charles Seaward) advised National Grid. Lawrence Graham (Richard Miles, Tim Railton, Nick Turner) advised Legal & General on the sale of three […]

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