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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 […]

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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.

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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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By Nicola Preston A Birmingham barrister has raised concerns over the Government’s move to increase probate fees claiming it is an additional ‘death tax’. Under the new rules, estates worth £2m or more will pay £6,000 in probate fees, which is a 3,770 per cent increase on the current £155 fee. This is a reduction on […]

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REGARDING last week’s story “Euro Bars stand firm on MDPs”, during its spring council meeting, the International Bar Association voted to establish an ad hoc committee on multi-discipline practices. The remit of the committee was to devise from scratch a global IBA strategy regarding such practices. It is intended that the committee will report regularly […]

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Tony Girling, 52, manages the Kent practice Girlings and is deputy vice-president of the Law Society. This month he is locked in a battle with Martin Mears for the society’s presidency. What was your first job? Farm labourer. What was your first ever salary as a lawyer? I forget, but my income was £2,400 in […]

Barbara Hewson sees a battle ahead after Factortame III.

Barbara Hewson is a barrister at 12 Gray’s Inn Square. On 5 March, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled in two article 177 references, Brasserie du Pecheur SA v Federal Republic of Germany (case C-46/93) and R v Secretary of State for Transport (case C-48/93, known as Factortame III). In both cases damages were […]

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