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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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Until recently Tim Roberts resided very much in the shadows at Parabis, quietly masterminding the systems and processes that have created the volume powerhouse that the firm is today. Roberts was a defendant insurance lawyer at legacy Badhams when he tempted Tim Oliver away from Berrymans Lace Mawer in 2000 and the two set about […]

Arendt & Medernach appoints new counsel and senior associates

Arendt & Medernach has announced the appointment of a new counsel and six new senior associates, demonstrating the firm’s commitment to strengthening the practice areas in which the counsel and senior associates operate. The appointments are as follows: Marcel Bartnik, counsel (private equity and real estate) Elona Ajdari, senior associate (corporate, tax and capital markets) […]

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Citibank Global Markets Inc was recently saved, by the skin of its teeth, from being permanently barred from acting as a placement agent for the sale of securities in transactions relying on Rule 506 of Regulation D. Rule 506 is a safe harbour which exempts private placement transactions by an issuer from the prospectus and […]

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