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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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Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy and Slaughter and May have secured the lead roles advising the consortium attempting to take control of ITV with a groundbreaking deal that marks the first of its kind in the UK. As first revealed on www.thelawyer.com (24 March), Milbank and Slaughters are advising a consortium consisting of Apax Partners, […]

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Bond Pearce managing partner lands ILA top job

Bond Pearce managing partner Victor Tettmar (left) has been formally installed as national president of the Insolvency Lawyers’ Association (ILA). Tettmar has taken over from Ken Baird at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and will hold the post for a year. Tettmar is based at Bond Pearce’s Bristol office and has been the firm’s managing partner since […]

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