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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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DWF has appointed Ince & Co head of corporate insurance Richard Britain and DLA Piper banking partner Christian Francis in London. Britain joined DWF last week (5 January) while Francis joined on Monday (12 January). Britain left Ince & Co on 2 December following a restructure of the firm’s corporate team, which saw head of […]

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Irwin Mitchell appoints brokers ahead of possible 2015 IPO

Irwin Mitchell may float as early as this year, according to documents revealing the firm had appointed brokers in relation to an initial public offering (IPO) by October last year. In a letter seen by The Lawyer, group non-executive chairman Glyn Barker confirmed the board was giving active consideration to seeking external investment via an […]

Collas Crill’s Simon Hurry is Jersey Junior Lawyer of the Year

Collas Crill’s Simon Hurry has been named Jersey Junior Lawyer of the Year by the Jersey Law Society. This is the second year the award, which is open to Jersey advocates and solicitors (ecrivains) of up to three years’ PQE, has been made. The award recognises the contribution of young Island lawyers to the legal […]

Networks: the key to successful international relationships?

In these days of growing cross-border activity, independent firms are having to think creatively to compete with their international rivals for work. The tried-and-tested route involves referral relationships. But even with these networks there are many ways of operating, from a loose, non-exclusive referral partnership, through the ‘best friends’ model, to more structured relationships. Last […]

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The Legal 500 has recommended 11 Stone Buildings as a leading set for sport, with individual barristers also featured for many years. Barristers are members of the Premier League disciplinary panel, as well as sitting on other sports tribunals. Our clients are many and include participants, agents, administrators and governing bodies. The type of work […]

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