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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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Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has announced the hire of corporate heavyweight Olivier Diaz from French firm Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier. Diaz, who was co-managing partner of Darrois Villey alongside Didier Théophile, will join Skadden “in the very near future”. The hire is a rare lateral for Skadden’s Paris office. For Darrois Villey, Diaz is […]

DLA Piper acts for Sinopharm Group on issuance of HK$5.5bn of new shares

DLA Piper has acted for Sinopharm Group, China’s largest pharmaceutical company, on the issuance of HK$5.5bn (£453m) of new shares. This is the third H-share placement for Sinopharm since its HK$8bn IPO in 2009. The placing closed on 1 December and saw 198,801,600 shares sold to six to 10 non-retail investors at HK$28.40 per share. Sinopharm […]

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Addleshaw Goddard sets out its ‘fresh perspective’

Addleshaw Goddard has set out its aspirations to re-establish a top 20 position in the UK200 and to be known as a premium player in its chosen markets as part of a new strategy rolled out firmwide today (11 December). Managing partner John Joyce delivered his vision for the firm to partners at a conference […]

Eversheds comments on impact of Black Friday on November retail sales figures

James Batham, head of retail sector at Eversheds, has commented on the impact of Black Friday on November retail sales. He said that the figures are encouraging but must continue into December. Batham said: ‘Retailers hoping to end 2014 on a high needed to hit the ground running for the all-important Christmas trading period; and […]

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