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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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The Court of Appeal has quashed a judicial review of the new rating system for criminal barristers introduced by the Legal Services Board (LSB), bringing an end to the contentious fight against the scheme. In a judgment handed down today the court upheld a January High Court ruling and concluded the scheme was lawful and […]

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Terra Firma’s £2.3bn battle with Citi over EMI sale set for 2016 trial

A trial date of June 2016 has been set for the £2.3bn battle between Guy Hands’ Terra Firma Capital Partners and Citigroup, with Clifford Chance and Mishcon de Reya taking lead roles on the six-week hearing. Bloomberg News reported that Mr Justice Flaux fixed the trial date at a case management conference this morning, agreeing […]

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If you’ve had a bad week in the office, it’s probably wise to shut your eyes and count to 10 rather than taking to Facebook to slam your employer. Collyer Bristow explains that if a defamatory comment published on a social media site clearly identifies your employer’s organisation – either directly or by inference – […]

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EDF Energy launches revamped panel review

EDF Energy has launched its latest panel review and will keep its new roster for three years, replacing its current two-year panel system.  Current UK panel firms Baker & McKenzie, Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF), Pinsent Masons and Squire Sanders are all expected to go up for the review with sources saying the new roster was likely […]

DLA Piper advises Oakley Capital on Tomasoni Topsail acquisition

DLA Piper has advised Oakley Capital on the acquisition of Tomasoni Topsail by its portfolio company North Technology Group and on the related structuring and equity arrangements. Tomasoni holds the exclusive licence to manufacture and distribute North Sails branded clothing throughout Europe and Asia. This acquisition is intended to complement Oakley Capital’s recent acquisitions of […]

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