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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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DLA Piper has made its second round of layoffs this week, shedding 180 US employees. The international firm has culled 80 associates and 100 support stuff from its US offices. On Monday the firm laid off 30 lawyers and 110 support staff (10 Feb 2009). DLA Piper is one of an unprecedented number of firms […]

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Mishcon de Reya has signed up to a legal advice helpline, with two of its lawyers giving advice via online business support site Smarta. It marks a change of direction for the West End firm, which has a large ­private client and litigation client base. Managing partner Kevin Gold said partner Nick Davis had originally […]

Redundancies: Mid-life crisis

Layoffs are ubiquitous, but mid-market firms are bearing the strain better than their more illustrious counterparts in the magic circle. When Olswang made 10 members of its real estate department redundant back in October 2007 (The Lawyer.com, 16 November 2007), lawyers and the legal press alike were shocked. While the credit crunch had meant deals […]

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Freshfields leads on British Land rights issue

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has cemented its relationship with British Land by acting on the group’s £740m rights issue. The company said the issue would firm up its balance sheet but the move sent share prices in the property sector tumbling. Freshfields corporate partners Julian Long and Sarah Murphy led the team, while Linklaters corporate partner […]

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