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Latest Briefings

Parliamentary group proposes a Financial Services Tribunal

Kevin Hollinrake MP (Co-Chair of the APPG on Fair Business Banking) has published his report titled “Fair Business Banking for All: How to improve access to justice for businesses in financial services disputes” (the Report). Following the APPG’s responses to the FCA’s consultation on expanding the FOS’s jurisdiction (CP18/3), the Report sets out various recommendations […]

Draft legislative proposal introduces a minimum price for CO2

The Dutch government has published a draft legislative proposal for consultation that introduces a minimum price for CO2. The minimum price is introduced by way of a tax levied on electricity producers. The tax is levied per ton of CO2 emission. In the proposal, the tax rate per ton CO2 is calculated each year as […]

Adoption of unregistered land as highway

By Paul Weeks Unregistered land in unknown ownership can cause a headache on development and the extent of the issue will often depend upon what the land is needed for…

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Scots firms raise a wee dram to strong financial results

Things are looking up for Scottish firms, if this year’s financial results are anything to go by. Burness Paull, which was formed by the December 2012 merger of Central Belt firm Burness and Aberdeen’s Paull & Williamsons, has just announced a 20 per cent revenue rise for the 2013/14 year, bringing its total to £46.3m. […]

Geoffrey M Ossias joins DLA Piper’s corporate and finance practice in Phoenix

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