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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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Law Society chief announces retirement amid mounting crime solicitor pressure

Law Society chief executive Des Hudson is to stand down this summer, the solicitors’ representative body announced today. The announcement follows mounting pressure from criminal law solicitors for Hudson to resign over what they view as the society’s ineffective defence of legal aid rates in the face of government cuts (14 March 2014). A Chancery […]

Blackstone’s Dinah Rose triumphs in media v state battle over prince’s letters

It involves the state, the media, the monarchy and the judiciary. No wonder today’s Court of Appeal judgment over Prince Charles’s infamous “spider letters” has racked up headlines. A Guardian journalist’s fight to publish the prince’s correspondence with Government ministers has been a long and tumultuous one. The Government has battled to keep the prince’s […]

Walker Morris advises on sale of Shopacheck Financial Services to Rcapital

Lawyers at Walker Morris have advised Welcome Financial Services (a wholly owned subsidiary of Cattles) on the sale of Shopacheck Financial Services to Rcapital, a London-based private investment company. Shopacheck carries on the second-largest home-collected credit business in the UK and the deal will see Shopacheck merge with Rcapital’s existing home-collected credit business, Morses Club. […]

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