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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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A&L Goodbody and Dillon Eustace have scooped the bulk of Ireland’s funds work as the value of funds services there approached the $1tr (£566bn) mark. Dillons topped the table for the second year running, remaining the largest legal adviser of funds in Dublin with 792. Goodbodys is its nearest rival in second place, advising on 573 funds, […]

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Lovells has hired former White & Case senior associate Suren Gortsunyan as a partner in the firm’s Moscow office. Gortsunyan is a corporate lawyer specialising in M&A and equity capital markets work, who also provides transactional advice on the emerging Russian private equity sector. Gortsunyan, a Russian qualified lawyer, had also spent time at Herbert […]

Chadbourne swoops on Coudert Russian team

New York firm Chadbourne & Parke has doubled its Russian presence, securing a three-lawyer team and the St Petersburg offices of Coudert Brothers. Counsels Alexander Kalinov and Konstantin Osipov and associate Nonna Crane join Chadbourne in St Petersburg. Senior associate Ludmila Yegorova has joined Chadbourne from Coudert’s Moscow office, and will split her time between […]

Peacock buyout sees Sullivan, Freshfields land advisory roles

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Sullivan & Cromwell have scooped advisory roles on the take-private of discount clothing retailer Peacock in what is the first UK leveraged buyout by hedge funds. Freshfields, which was instructed by Goldman Sachs, and Sullivan were brought in by Peacock’s management and the US investment bank to structure the £410m deal. Meanwhile, as […]

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