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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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​Thinking of becoming a freelance lawyer? Five things to consider

As 2014 ends and a new year begins, it is natural to reflect on the past and prepare for the future. From conversations with a wide range of lawyers, I suspect that for many, their future plans will involve exploring ways to work differently, with freelance lawyering an increasingly popular option. It’s important prospective freelancers […]

Commercial litigation

11 Stone Buildings is recommended as a leading set in the legal directories for commercial dispute resolution.  It specialises in all aspects of business litigation, utilising its knowledge and experience in other areas of law, including banking and finance, civil fraud, company, insolvency, IP, IT, partnership and real estate.  Members have particular expertise of conflict of laws and jurisdictional […]

No5 Chambers barrister in green belt appeal

The Court of Appeal has handed down judgment in Gedling BC v Timmins.   This is a green belt policy case that casts some doubt, but reaches no definitive conclusion, on earlier decisions that said development that is not inappropriate in the green belt is confined to the descriptions in paragraphs 89 and 90 of the Framework. […]

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11 Stone Buildings has a core team of barristers specialising in succession and trusts work. The team is experienced in administration of estates, charities, Court of Protection work, estate planning, Inheritance Act claims, probate, settlements, trusts and wills. Click here for more information. This information was sourced from the 11 Stone Buildings site.

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