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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 […]

Parliament in 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 […]

Criticism of the Government’s decision to introduce an extra death tax

By Nicola Preston A Birmingham barrister has raised concerns over the Government’s move to increase probate fees claiming it is an additional ‘death tax’. Under the new rules, estates worth £2m or more will pay £6,000 in probate fees, which is a 3,770 per cent increase on the current £155 fee. This is a reduction on […]

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Lister sets up planning group at 11 New Sq

The new practice director at 11 New Square John Lister has established a specialist planning and public law group in response to the Administrative Court and the Human Rights Act. The former director at Clarendon Chambers was prompted to move to 11 New Square last September after the merger of 11 Bolt Court and 7 […]

Rowe & Maw boosts property department

Rowe & Maw has continued its drive to grow its property strength with the hire of ex-Ashurst Morris Crisp partner Charles Leach. Formerly an equity partner at Ashursts, Leach left last summer after 13 years. He decided to take a break before making his next move. Rowe & Maw head of property Jeremy Clay says […]

FINANCE

New year, new job? Plenty of you must have resolved to update the CV, but how many of you would resort to joining the bean counters? Quite a few it would seem. Finance partners are the latest targets for the aggressive poaching of the accountancy-tied law firms, with both Andersen Legal and Tite & Lewis […]

One-stop shock

The concept of the one-stop shop may sound simple, but in reality it has more turns than a Rubik’s Cube. In the context of a leveraged buyout (LBO), the idea of just one law firm advising one or two investment banks on the structuring of senior and high-yield debt appears to be truly inspired. After […]

CORPORATE

The Royal Bank of Scotland completes £125m outsourcing deal involving its UK facilities management services to Stiell. The Royal Bank of Scotland advised by Dundas & Wilson (Carol Grieve). Stiell represented by Maclay Murray & Spens (Magnus Swanson).

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