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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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Allen & Overy advises Iceland Foods on largest sterling high-yield bond of 2014

Allen & Overy has advised Iceland Foods on its £950m high-yield bond, the largest sterling denominated high-yield bond issuance of 2014. The bonds consist of £350m senior secured floating rate notes due 2020, £400m 6.25 per cent senior secured notes due 2021 and £200m 6.75 per cent senior secured notes due 2024. All will be […]

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Baker & McKenzie advises as Gherkin goes up for sale

Baker & McKenzie is advising on the sale of the City’s landmark Gherkin building months after handling its collapse into receivership earlier in the year. Baker & McKenzie’s global co-head of financial restructuring and insolvency Ian Jack and partner Louise Webb led the deal advising Deloitte, the receivers, as well as the agent for the […]

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Salaries rise for regional in-house lawyers in 2013/14, new research reveals

New figures reveal in-house salaries and bonuses rose in the regions again last year. In-house lawyers in Yorkshire and the North East are those most likely to have seen an increase in their remuneration package last year, including benefits, with 73 per cent of respondents to new research saying they had seen their pay rise. […]

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A distinctive future for the bar

In a typically provocative opinion piece this week, Mark Brandon muses on the research by US consultant Bruce MacEwen, which finds (and I paraphrase) that fiddling around with financial levers does not lead to increased performance. Brandon rightly argues that tinkering with metrics is not the path to success. It’s knowing who you are and […]

Ogier Legal advises on $16bn longevity risk transfer transaction

The Prudential Insurance Company of America recently completed what is believed to be the largest longevity risk transfer transaction to date, having reinsured longevity risk of the BT Pension Scheme. Ogier Legal advised Prudential in Guernsey. Longevity risk is faced by all providers of defined-benefit pension schemes and has been the subject of a number […]

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