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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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Khaitan & Co assists clients in tax-efficient wealth management and estate planning and also efficient business succession planning. Even in the absence of any business succession planning, we advise individual clients on family succession planning (through the use of trusts etc). We also advise on wills/codicils/probate matters.

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Eversheds Europe: local knowledge in an international wrapper

Eversheds has built up an extensive network of local European knowledge, which international chair Alan Murphy says will continue to grow. “It would be presumptive for me, as an Irishman, to say I know the Hungarian market,” admits Eversheds’ international chair Alan Murphy when asked about the advantages of the firm’s European model. Murphy is […]

Eversheds partner Simon Rice-Birchall discusses early conciliation

Early conciliation (EC) is now compulsory. Consequently, almost all prospective claimants have to contact ACAS to give them their name and address and that of the prospective respondent before they are able to bring a complaint to an employment tribunal (ET). According to Simon Rice-Birchall, partner at Eversheds, that is where any obligation ends. He […]

No5 barristers in car theft conspiracy case

No5 Chambers barristers Talbir Singh, Tim Pole and Lynette McClement have appeared in a car theft conspiracy case. Shanwaz Khan and four other men have been handed prison sentences for their involvement. The five men have all been linked to 82 stolen cars, mostly from across the West Midlands. Some of the cars were taken […]

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