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Parliamentary group proposes a Financial Services Tribunal

Kevin Hollinrake MP (Co-Chair of the APPG on Fair Business Banking) has published his report titled “Fair Business Banking for All: How to improve access to justice for businesses in financial services disputes” (the Report). Following the APPG’s responses to the FCA’s consultation on expanding the FOS’s jurisdiction (CP18/3), the Report sets out various recommendations […]

Draft legislative proposal introduces a minimum price for CO2

The Dutch government has published a draft legislative proposal for consultation that introduces a minimum price for CO2. The minimum price is introduced by way of a tax levied on electricity producers. The tax is levied per ton of CO2 emission. In the proposal, the tax rate per ton CO2 is calculated each year as […]

Adoption of unregistered land as highway

By Paul Weeks Unregistered land in unknown ownership can cause a headache on development and the extent of the issue will often depend upon what the land is needed for…

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Slaughter and May has dropped out of the top 10 law firms involved in international bond issues, according to an annual league table produced by the International Financial Law Review (IFLR). The firm has slipped from the main table of “advisers to lead managers” for the first time in 15 years of the survey. In […]

China brings in its foreign firms rules

China has announced the conditions it intends to apply to the establishment of foreign firms in preparation for negotiations on its accession to the World Trade Organisation. The conditions include allowing as many as 80 foreign firms to establish in 19 named Chinese cities. The offices will have to be headed by lawyers with more […]

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SIF and its mistakes

Like the Government, the Solicitors Indemnity Fund has abandoned the concept of accepting outright blame when things go wrong. A shortfall of £248m paints a picture of solicitors’ negligence and fraud, says the SIF. Clients are becoming more demanding in claiming compensation when they come across mistakes by their lawyers. The SIF is right to […]

Alison Laferla reports from The Lawyer's Ninth Annual Conference on Information Systems

Lawyers should seize the opportunity to provide legal information on the World Wide Web or they will lose out to the competition, legal IT expert Richard Susskind has warned. Susskind, a special adviser to Masons and author of the Future of Law, was speaking at The Lawyer’s ninth annual conference on information systems for the […]

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