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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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By Jamie Ryder Following the surprise doping scandal involving Dubai-owned Godolphin stables in Newmarket, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum has moved swiftly in response to the findings of the British Horseracing Authority (BHA). The disciplinary panel of the BHA held an inquiry on 25 April 2013 into a number of blood samples taken on […]

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Thorntons brings agriculture to Edinburgh as turnover hits £14.3m high

Scottish firm Thorntons has strengthened its agriculture team with the hire of Morton Fraser partner Kenneth Mackay, the first lateral to be appointed to the group in the firm’s Edinburgh office. Mackay joins an existing team of agricultural specialists who are mainly based in Perth.  Thorntons co-managing partner Craig Nicol told The Lawyer that Thorntons […]

Spanish clubs investigated over possible match fixing

By Ceyhun Pehlivan and Jorge Monclús The Spanish Professional Football League (LFP) has opened an investigation into the recent match of the second division (so-called ‘Liga Adelante’) between the Racing Santander and Hercules for possible case of match-fixing. Alarm bells of the UEFA started to ring after detecting that allegedly unusual levels of online betting, […]

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Revamping at the top

There’s a new generation at Slaughter and May, which has two new practice heads in Andy Ryde and Andrew McLean, who are replacing Frances Murphy and Paul Stacey. The elite firm is quietly reshaping itself Saudi Arabia: Keys to the kingdom Saudi spenders Clifford Chance launches mixed Saudi Arabia partnership Saudi Arabia grants first woman […]

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Ashurst gets closer to Seoul with Korean partner hire

Ashurst has moved a step closer to launching in Korea after hiring partner John Kim from Korean firm Yulchon. Kim, who headed the firm’s outbound practice, will be based in Ashurst’s Hong Kong office. Prior to joining Yulchon, he practised at Kim & Chang in Korea for many years following his work experience in Cravath, […]

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