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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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Untangling the great contract net

Judgment sheds light on enforceability of net contribution clauses in consumer contracts, but what of business ones? The legal standing of net contribution clauses have vexed litigators, construction lawyers and professional indemnity lawyers for many years. A recent judgment by Mr Justice Edwards-Stuart in the Technology & Construction Court (TCC) in West & Anor v […]

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Planning ahead for EU caps on bankers’ bonuses

On 5 March 2013, a political agreement was reached for EU-level regulation to cap bankers’ bonuses. Given longstanding demands from the European parliament to limit EU bankers’ pay and unhelpful survey data from the European Banking Authority showing that CRD3 had not done its job in tackling pay levels, the arrival of a cap in […]

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Bond Dickinson cleans up with Colgate Palmolive panel place

Hygiene giant Colgate Palmolive added Bond Dickinson to its panel just weeks before the merger between Bond Pearce and Dickinson Dees, The Lawyer has learned. Associate legal director Chris Burniston took charge of the review process in March, just months after he joined the company. Both firms pitched to the company prior to the merger […]

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