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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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The latest word on changes in employment law — legislation tracker

The first half of 2013 has seen many announcements in relation to changes expected in the employment law arena. With new information being received almost weekly, our legislation tracker sets out the changes in chronological order and highlights the headline points together with the proposed or confirmed implementation dates. We will update this tracker on […]

The former chief whip, The Sun and the costs budgeting regime

The libel battle between the former chief whip Andrew Mitchell MP and The Sun is creating new costs law that all litigators should be aware of. It could take the former chief whip longer to get his case against the tabloid before the courts after Master McCloud imposed sanctions on the claimant because his lawyers […]

Application of the UK Takeover Code — avoiding the widening net

With effect from 30 September 2013, the Takeover Code will widen the categories of companies it regulates by partially removing the residency test for companies that have their registered offices in the UK, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man. These changes will have important consequences for AIM-listed companies incorporated in the UK, the […]

2013–14 UK employment developments

Things were more straightforward when employment developments were scheduled to come into force twice a year (April and October). This year has been far less predictable with numerous proposals promised and then postponed or delayed, and legislation being introduced on random dates such as 25 June and 29 July. Very significant changes have occurred or are about […]

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Diversity efforts fail to pay off at top end of profession

Firms’ efforts to promote gender diversity in the profession appear to be failing, with the proportion of partners who are women falling at half of the UK top 20. Research for The Lawyer’s UK 200 shows that among the 18 firms to have provided a breakdown of the gender of their partnerships so far, the […]

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