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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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Intellectual Property and Technology News (EMEA) — Issue 5, Q1 2014

The fifth edition of Intellectual Property and Technology News (EMEA) is now available. This newsletter provides a cross section of cutting-edge issues in the ever-more convergent fields of intellectual property, technology and media.  Contents IPT insights Licensing regime for game suppliers against the black market? The changing face of UK consumer credit law The open-source siren song to […]

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Taylor Wessing’s Eyles: We need creativity as lawyers turn into business consultants

 Taylor Wessing’s UK managing partner Tim Eyles wants lawyers to be more creative. Sounds like a lightbulb has gone off. Taylor Wessing’s UK managing partner Tim Eyles is one of those lawyers who enjoys peering into a crystal ball occasionally.  Under his leadership his firm has just launched an initiative called “lightbulb” which replaces the […]

Pinsents Aims for gold

It seems that every bunch of deals figures to emerge so far in 2014 shows the market moving determinedly in one direction: up. Just check out last week’s UK public M&A fees feature. Even if average payouts to lawyers in the second half of 2013 were no higher than in the first half, deal volume […]

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