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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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King & Wood Mallesons appoints new Australian corporate head

Following the appointment of Sue Kench as its new Australia managing partner, Kin & Wood Mallesons (KWM) has named Sydney-based partner Tim Bednall as the new head of corporate M&A and tax practices in Australia. Bednall joined the KWM’s M&A practice as a partner in 2004 and served as the firm’s chairman between January 2010 […]

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The Lawyer Asia Pacific 150: Free sample report as demand soars

The Lawyer today unveils a free look at the Asia Pacific 150 report in response to soaring demand for the wide-ranging study on the growth and development of the region’s fast-expanding legal market. On Monday (17 June 2013), The Lawyer launched its inaugural edition of The Lawyer Asia Pacific 150, a 131 page, first-of-its-kind report […]

Getting the deal through: mergers and acquisitions — Ukraine

This document — part of DLA Piper’s Getting the deal through publication — provides information on mergers and acquisitions in Ukraine. If you are registered and logged in to the site, click on the link below to read the DLA Piper briefing. If not, please register or sign in with your details below.

General Assembly upholds enforcement of unreasoned foreign court decisions

On 10 February 2012, the General Assembly for Unification of Conflicting Judgments of the Court of Appeals issued a decision on whether enforcing an unreasoned foreign court judgment in Turkey constitutes a breach of Turkish public policy… If you are registered and logged in to the site, click on the link below to read the […]

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