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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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The last remaining Slaughter and May partners searching for homes following the merger between the UK firm’s French practice and Bredin Prat in January have done so. Litigation head Edouard Bertrand has plumped for Campbell Philippart Laigo & Associés, where he can focus on his contentious practice. Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has lured corporate finance […]

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The Competition Commission is planning to expand its wide-ranging investigation of the grocery market to examine contracts that Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) drafted for its largest client Tesco. The Competition Commission is planning to expand its wide-ranging investigation of the grocery market to examine contracts that Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) drafted for its largest client Tesco. […]

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