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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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Charles Russell has reported indifferent profit per partner (PEP) for the last financial year, at the same time as turnover has inched past the £50m mark for the first time. Preliminary figures for the 2004/05 financial year have revealed that the firm’s average PEP has remained static at £265,000, the same figure as last year. […]

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Well. What a to-do about a photo. Last week’s picture of Arsenal footballer Ashley Cole was enough to make one shocked lawyer fight a rearguard action on the footballer’s defence. Cole, you remember, was found guilty of involvement in an illegal approach to Chelsea. The photo – sourced direct from Reuters with no editing by […]

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The Lawyer’s latest look at the main developments taking place in offshore jurisdictions… The once insular nature of offshore legal business is being transformed by the emergence of a ‘magic circle’ of multijurisdictional firms that appear well positioned to form a global elite. Once tied firmly to their home jurisdictions, a number of offshore law […]

EU, Russia in legal meeting of minds

THE EU and Russia have agreed to deepen their cooperation over judicial matters, examining potential joint projects to ensure the independence and effectiveness of both sides’ court systems. Although this road map, which was approved by Russian President Vladimir Putin and European Comm-ission president José Manuel Barroso, is supposedly an equal partnership, the EU will […]

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