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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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Flotations

Denton Hall is part of the consortium which has beaten four others to advise the Bulgarian government on the privatisation of the Bulgarian Telecommunications Company. The other members of the consortium are KPMG

Arthur Andersen in Texas held to account for practising law

ACCOUNTANCY giant Arthur Andersen is facing legal action in Texas after it was accused of practising law without a licence in the US state. In what is thought to be the first case of its kind in the US, the Texas Supreme Court has formed a committee to investigate a formal complaint brought to it […]

Army faces £50,000 claim

A High Court action is in the pipeline in which the Army is being sued for more than £50,000 by a Gibraltar man, Stephen Roberts, who claims that he was kicked in the head by a soldier. Roberts has launched a claim in London against the Ministry of Defence claiming that he was seriously injured […]

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Courts & Co advised the management in its £20m MBO/MBI of Maybridge Chemical Company. 3i was advised in-house and Royal Bank of Scotland by Norton Rose.

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