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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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Weatherill moves to Enterprise

Bernard Weatherill QC has left 3 New Square after 25 years to “develop links already established with solicitors in the Midlands and the North East”. He is moving to Enterprise Chambers to take advantage of its regional offices in Leeds and Newcastle, as well as London. Weatherill specialises in chancery and company law, areas of […]

CC lures top finance lawyer from White & Case in Paris

Clifford Chance is poaching one of France’s leading projects and finance lawyers from US firm White & Case. Giustini has been with White & Case since he qualified in New York in 1986 and moved to Paris in 1987. He will join Clifford Chance’s Paris office at the end of May. He is currently co-head […]

Doctor Spin

The phoney war is over and now the real phoney war begins. The party machines and their counterparts in the media have been stocking their bottom drawers with all manner of material, just waiting for Blair to fire the starting gun. And now the poster sites that were booked out months ago can be filled, […]

Summer in the City

For all those lawyers in London who haven’t seen the sun yet this year, Tulkinghorn is delighted to inform you that a couple of Fridays ago was a bright sunny day all across Western Europe. So sunny, in fact, that Clifford Chance’s Amsterdam office organised a charabanc trip to the seaside for all staff, and […]

Revenge is a sweet little girl

Revenge has come in the form of a rather delightful little figurine for Stephenson Harwood insolvency litigation partner Paul Gordon-Saker. Gordon-Saker bid £505 in an auction held by The Independent for a model of a little girl sitting on a bench (left). Now some of you may be wondering why, especially given that the figurine […]

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