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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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£70m Indian port investment guided by Khaitan & Co

Khaitan & Co advised and represented Yes Bank and India Infrastructure Finance Company in relation to financing of around $108m to Essar Vizag Terminals The deal was in connection with strengthening the mechanised iron ore handling facilities and setting up another mechanised facility in Visakhapatnam port in Andhra Pradesh on a PPP basis.

Global Law Summit: business, government and lawyers

 The Global Law Summit – a three-day conference focusing on the future of the legal profession and the rule of law – is well underway at Westminster’s Queen Elizabeth II conference centre. As the constant flow of Tweets direct from the summit show, the sessions are engaging delegates in a debate about how lawyers and […]

Ogier becomes member of Digital Jersey

Ogier has become a member of Digital Jersey, the independent body representing stakeholders in Jersey’s digital community. Following recent changes to Jersey’s e-gaming offering, the island is the newest tier-one jurisdiction to emerge, offering lost cost, high quality e-gaming services. The strength of Jersey’s involvement in the digital sector, particularly in e-gaming, was highlighted at the […]

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Law Society wins right to appeal against criminal legal aid ruling

The Court of Appeal (CoA) has granted permission for the Law Society to challenge a recent High Court decision over Government reforms to the criminal legal aid regime. In a decision handed down today (27 February) the CoA said the Law Society could appeal the decision of Lord Justice Laws and Mr Justice Cranston, which […]

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