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Parliamentary group proposes a Financial Services Tribunal

Kevin Hollinrake MP (Co-Chair of the APPG on Fair Business Banking) has published his report titled “Fair Business Banking for All: How to improve access to justice for businesses in financial services disputes” (the Report). Following the APPG’s responses to the FCA’s consultation on expanding the FOS’s jurisdiction (CP18/3), the Report sets out various recommendations […]

Draft legislative proposal introduces a minimum price for CO2

The Dutch government has published a draft legislative proposal for consultation that introduces a minimum price for CO2. The minimum price is introduced by way of a tax levied on electricity producers. The tax is levied per ton of CO2 emission. In the proposal, the tax rate per ton CO2 is calculated each year as […]

Adoption of unregistered land as highway

By Paul Weeks Unregistered land in unknown ownership can cause a headache on development and the extent of the issue will often depend upon what the land is needed for…

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Austin, Ian – Hot 100

Litigator Ian Austin became managing partner of North West firm Halliwells in February 2004 following a contested election in which he stood against then incumbent Paul Thomas. Austin has since been busy stamping his mark on the firm, which burst into the UK’s top 50 firms this year. The past 12 months have seen a […]

Landmark secures BBC man for chief executive role

Landmark Chambers has hired its first chief executive, Joel Hagan, who joins from the BBC.Patrick Lawson QC, a barrister at the 62-tenant planning and public law set, said Hagan’s arrival will help “ensure [the set] continues to maintain [its] competitive edge”.The arrival of Hagan, who was head of the BBC’s technology consulting practice, follows the […]

First partner quits DLA Piper as firm gets too big

Herbert Frerichs Jr has become the first partner to leave DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary citing the need for a regional platform as opposed to the new international platform at the merged firm. Frericks is joining Saul Ewing, which operates seven offices throughout the Mid-Atlantic region covering Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Washington DC. […]

Howrey ploughs $1m into tsunami relief efforts

Howrey Simon Arnold & White has pledged to donate $1m (£531,000) to the Indian Ocean tsunami relief efforts and is urging other firms to make similar contributions. Managing partner and chief executive officer Robert Ruyak (left) said: “Our hope is that other major firms will consider joining us at this level in attempting to meet […]

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