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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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Dentistry first to face OFT super-complaint process

In a revolutionary move The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is processing the UK’s first ever super-complaint under its new competition procedure. Under Government proposals on competition law reform, complaints from consumer organisations and trade bodies will be dealt with under a fast-track procedure by the newly-established Markets and Policy Initiatives division. While there is […]

Named and shamed

In an idle moment, Tulkinghorn has been introduced to a new website called the Carlos Work Nickname Generator. It does fairly much what it says on the tin: you put in your name and then it tells you what your work colleagues call you behind your back.Just for fun, Tulkinghorn ran a few of his […]

Last Cawthra buys Ralph C Yablon in Bradford as Keighley team breaks off

The Bradford office of West Yorkshire firm Ralph C Yablon has been bought by local rival Last Cawthra Feather. The purchase includes two of the firm’s six partners Robert Stewart and Paul Morris. Although Ralph C Yablon will retain its name, it will practice as an incorporated component of Last Cawthra.Last Cawthra managing partner Simon […]

Shadbolt scoops Eversheds partner

Construction specialist Shadbolt & Co has hired a partner from Eversheds’ London office. Roger Button joins Shadbolt after some 18 years as a partner at Eversheds, specialising in construction and engineering.He will be based at Shadbolt’s St Paul’s office, London. His arrival follows the departure of corporate partner Mike Randall from Shadbolt’s Reigate office and […]

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