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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 […]

Parliament in 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 […]

Criticism of the Government’s decision to introduce an extra death tax

By Nicola Preston A Birmingham barrister has raised concerns over the Government’s move to increase probate fees claiming it is an additional ‘death tax’. Under the new rules, estates worth £2m or more will pay £6,000 in probate fees, which is a 3,770 per cent increase on the current £155 fee. This is a reduction on […]

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Ex-Deacons defector quits White & Case for HK firm

One of the White & Case lawyers who was part of the team that was embroiled in a lengthy court battle over its departure from Deacons has now quit the US firm. Litigation partner Robin Darton, who joined White & Case from Deacons in 2002, is leaving the firm to join four-partner Hong Kong-based firm […]

Kirkpatrick wins Testa IP team

Recently-merged Anglo-American firm Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham is the latest to profit from the demise of Boston technology and venture capital powerhouse Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault. The Boston office of Kirkpatrick has inherited five IP partners and one labour and employment partner. The IP partners are Michael Brodowski, David Byer, Deborah Peckham, Thomas Turano […]

Dentons loses out on English Partnerships panel

Denton Wilde Sapte has lost its place on the English Partnerships panel after an exhaustive eight-month review.The firm was one of the regeneration agency’s original five-firm panel, but was dropped from the new list of 11 advisers announced last week.Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), Eversheds, Nabarro Nathanson and Pinsent Masons have all retained their places. New […]

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Litigation round-up

Ward Hadaway (Tiejha Smyth) acted as Privy Council agents for Gulf Insurance in a claim against the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago heard by the Privy Council in mid-January. Gulf was appealing against a decision of the Trinidad and Tobago Court of Appeal, seeking a declaration that the bank acted unlawfully in transferring shares […]

White & Case and Lovells set for lockstep overhauls

White & Case and Lovells set for lockstep overhauls” />White & Case has unveiled its new-look partner compensation system at the same time as Lovells concludes the first phase of its own remuneration review. The US firm launched the review last May, with the establishment of a remuneration taskforce, headed by New York partner Kevin […]

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