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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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Jeremy Bouch joins Shoosmiths’ regulatory team as senior associate

Jeremy Bouch, an experienced white-collar criminal litigation solicitor, has joined Shoosmiths as a senior associate. Bouch, who will be based in Birmingham, has particular expertise in the financial sector, defending investigations and proceedings by the Financial Conduct Authority, HM Revenue & Customs, the Department of Business, Innovation & Skills and the Serious Fraud Office. He […]

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BT launches LPO review in wake of law firm network revamp

Telecoms giant BT has launched a review of its legal process outsourcing (LPO) provision, The Lawyer can reveal. Group general counsel Dan Fitz said the LPO review kickstarted about three months ago. BT currently works with US-headquartered LPO provider United Lex, outsourcing about 30 per cent of its UK commercial work to the company. Fitz […]

Indemnities and contractual defences

The English court has held that a contractual requirement for an indemnified party to notify its indemnifier of a relevant claim within 20 business days did not operate as condition precedent to compensation under the indemnity. Under contracts governed by English law, an indemnity is a contractual promise made by the indemnifying party to the indemnified […]

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