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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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Corrs loses top partner to Blakes

Australian firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth is losing one of its most highly-ranked partners to rival Blake Dawson Waldron. William Koeck is one of Australia’s leading M&A lawyers and headed Corrs Chambers’ Sydney corporate advisory group. Over the last two years he has been instructed by a range of high profile clients, including the Sydney Futures […]

DLA rolls into Germany with Görg link-up

National law firm DLA is expanding its international network, giving it a presence in Germany for the first time. Cologne-based firm Görg will join DLA & Partners (D&P) on 1 March. Görg, which had a relationship with UK firm Eversheds until the beginning of last year, is a full-service firm. However, despite offering M&A, banking, […]

benelux deals 2000

Spanish telecoms group Telefónica buys 97.4 per cent of the share capital of Dutch television production company Endemol Entertainment Holding, in a euro5bn (£3.2bn) deal. Endemol advised by Stibbe (Joost van Lanschot, Heleen Kiersten). Telefónica advised by De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek (Jan Willem de Boer, Lodewijk Hijmans van den Bergh, Iman Stratenus and Enrique Boerboom). […]

Theodore in cyber-gaming first

Theodore Goddard is representing the British Horseracing Board (BHB) on the first case to be brought under the Copyright and Rights in Databases Regulations 1997. BHB claimed that bookmaker William Hill, which was advised by Allen & Overy (A&O), was infringing its database rights by using it for its online offering. Companies are allowed to […]

Rowe & Maw and Ashurts vie for DLR preferred adviser role

Rowe & Maw has been appointed as a preferred property adviser by Docklands Light Railway (DLR) and is acting on its first piece of work for the new client. A public body, DLR is part of Transport for London and owns the automated light rail system which serves the Docklands area. The appointment follows the […]

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