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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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Speechly Bircham revenue holds still as PEP falls by 2.3 per cent

Speechly Bircham saw a slight growth in net profit but a similar drop in turnover and PEP in 2012/13, the firm’s financial results have revealed, after a year characterised by a number of departures, lateral hires and the failure of merger talks with Withers. The firm’s turnover dropped very slightly to £57.5m last year, from […]

Amsterdam

CMS leads for prolific HK tycoon on €940m Dutch waste purchase

Members of the CMS network and Loyens & Loeff have won roles advising on the first major continental European acquisition by Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-Shing’s Cheung Kong Group. A CMS team comprising partners and lawyers from the UK and Netherlands advised the consortium led by Cheung Kong Infrastructure (CKI) on its €940m (£800m) acquisition […]

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Taylor Wessing and White & Case crowned firms of the year at The Lawyer Awards

Taylor Wessing was crowned Law Firm of the Year at The Lawyer Awards last night in a glittering and packed event at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel. The firm was recognised not just for its top tier legal advice but also for its innovation in delivering legal services, an approach it has honed while maintaining relationships […]

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Walker Morris appoints former Deloitte chief as non-exec

Walker Morris has named former Deloitte managing partner Stuart Counsell as its first non-executive board director. Counsell spent over three decades at Deloitte, ending his career at the Big Four accountancy firm as managing partner of the finance and legal divisions. The Leeds firm is the latest in a string of UK firms to appoint […]

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