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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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Davenport Lyons steers yachting sale

Davenport Lyons has acted for yacht brokerage company Yachting Partners International (YPI) in its sale to BRS Yachting. YPI founder Alexander Braden will continue to co-manage YPI. Corporate partner Paul Toolan led the team acting on behalf of Braden, while BRS brought in a team from ­Holman Fenwick Willan.

Moves roundup: 13 October 2008

•Former McGrigors partner Christopher Shaw has left the Scottish firm to join the London office of Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo. MOVE OF THE WEEKDLA Piper has hired seven lawyers from Deloitte for its tax practice in Poland. Marcin Matyka joins as of counsel and will head the practice; Monika Poterai and Dominika […]

Lord Hunt to lead Law Society review

The Law Society has appointed Lord Hunt of Wirral to lead a wide-ranging review of how the profession is governed. Hunt, a former Beachcroft senior partner who earlier this year led an examination of the Financial Ombudsmen Services (FOS), has been charged with leading a nine month-long review. Hunt said he had accepted the position […]

Irwin Mitchell strengthens partnership

Irwin Mitchell strengthens partnership” />Irwin Mitchell has boosted its ranks with the hire of Bracher Rawlins ­litigation partner Jeremy Marshall and Davenport Lyons employment partner John Hayes in London. In Leeds the firm has hired ­Keeble Hawson corporate chief Paul ­Johnson as a partner. Johnson ­specialises in legal advice to businesses seeking to grow by […]

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