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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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Group of 10 threatens high street

Eversheds is rallying 10 of the UK’s largest property firms to promote low-cost volume conveyancing and bypass the Law Society in talks with mortgage lenders and government. The 10 firms undercut high street practices by using paralegals and telephone-based conveyancing. They include Eversheds, Dibb Lupton Alsop, Hammond Suddards, Addleshaw Booth & Co, Shoosmiths & Harrison, […]

IBA nominations

The IBA ruling council has nominated Dianna Kempe QC as the organisation’s first women vice-president. Francis Neate, ex-Slaughter and May partner and now with merchant bank Schroders, was nominated to retain his post as treasurer.

Putting the stress on support

Barry Pritchard reveals the extent of alcohol and stress-related problems of solicitors uncovered by Solcare in the past year. Barry Pritchard is co-ordinator of Solcare. Stress, depression and addictive behavioural illnesses, including alcoholism, drug abuse, gambling and eating disorders, to name but a few – all thrive in the legal profession. Chemical dependency, in particular, […]

Anonymity refused for LAB appeal firm

A London firm battling the withdrawal of its Legal Aid Board (LAB) franchise has failed to retain its anonymity. Three appeal judges, headed by the Master of the Rolls, Lord Woolf, have ruled that if Kaim Todner wants to pursue its challenge it must be identified. The two-partner London firm was granted leave to challenge […]

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