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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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Three of the five top UK firms ramp up their trainee retention rates Trainee retention rates have been a bit mixed for the UK’s elite firms – the magic circle and Slaughter and May – this autumn. Slaughters, which already retains the highest percentage of its trainees of all five firms, struck gold, keeping on […]

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Khaitan & Co has acted as fund counsel to Quadria Investment Management, which has set up the India Build Out Fund-II, a trust registered with SEBI as a Category II alternative investment fund (AIF). The fund will invest predominantly in growth-stage companies targeting the domestic consumption sectors. Khaitan partner Bijal Ajinkya represented the client on […]

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A fight to take the UK to task for breaching air pollution limits has reached Europe’s highest court, but such action could be harder to achieve in future Last month an air pollution case against the UK hailed as “perhaps the longest running infringement of EU law in history” reached the Court of Justice of […]

DLA Piper advises on largest LIC IPO to list on ASX post global financial crisis

DLA Piper was the principal legal adviser on the largest listed investment company (LIC) initial public offering (IPO) to list on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) post global financial crisis (GFC). The new LIC, QV Equities, commenced trading on the ASX on 22 August 2014. The IPO has initially raised AUD185m (£104m) of fully paid […]

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