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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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After the Goldstein decision the extent and method of the SEC’s regulation and enforcement over hedge fund managers has been thrown into uncertainty. By Mitchell Nichter On 23 June the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) suffered yet another judicial blow when the Washington DC Circuit Court of Appeals invalidated as “arbitrary” the SEC’s new Investment […]

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Top tax barristers have become the premier league of the bar, with premier silks charging up to £5,000 an hour and £50,000 for a day-long conference. Silks at sets such as Gray’s Inn Tax Chambers, Pump Court Tax Chambers and 11 New Square routinely charge 10 times the £500 going rate for an average commercial […]

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Milberg Weiss former name partner defects to A&O

Allen & Overy (A&O) has boosted its New York litigation department, hiring former name partner of Milberg Weiss Bershad & Shulman Patricia Hynes. Hynes joins A&O as senior counsel, focusing on the magic circle firm’s white collar crime and financial services regulation practice. She is one of the most prominent lawyers to leave Milberg Weiss […]

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