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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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Mirna Lalic-Milanovic is elected president of AmCham board of governors

Mirna Lalic-Milanovic, in co-operation with Karanovic & Nikolic B&H, has been elected as the president of the board of governors of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Bosnia & Herzegovina. As president of the board, Lalic-Milanovic will lead AmCham in its advocacy activities and initiatives and is committed to supporting the improvement of the […]

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Online and technology companies are perhaps the most challenging of clients for law firms to live up to in the innovation stakes. Paypal’s UK and Ireland head of legal Tom Brown certainly expects his tight-knit panel of Hogan Lovells, Olswang and Ireland’s Arthur Cox to keep up with his business by being as dynamic as Paypal aims to […]

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City’s Got Talent extravaganza moves to 100 Club

Tomorrow’s Square Mile battle of the bands City’s got Talent (20 June 2014), billed by the organisers as “a mini Glastonbury”, has relocated from Guildhall Yard to the spiritual home of Law Rocks, the 100 Club. The Lord Mayor of London Fiona Woolf had spearheaded the launch of the music event as part of the […]

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