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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&O turns to Visa Europe GC for Brussels antitrust hire

Allen & Overy (A&O) has turned to an in-house lawyer again for a senior hire, taking on Visa Europe general counsel and executive vice president Vanessa Turner as an antitrust partner in Brussels. Turner, a partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer from 2000 to 2008, joined the European Commission as an assistant to the competition commissioner […]

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Pinsents smashes £300m barrier with revenues of £309m

Pinsent Masons has broken through the £300m barrier to post a five per cent increase in turnover from £295m to £309m, a year after its merger with McGrigors. The firm acquired McGrigors on 1 May last year. In 2011/12 McGrigors revenues stood at £74m (5 July 2012) while Pinsents posted turnover of £221m, meaning that […]

DLA Piper receives international franchise accolade for ninth consecutive year

DLA Piper has been recognised as International Franchise Law Firm of the Year by Who’s Who Legal for the ninth consecutive year. The firm has won this award from The International Who’s Who of Franchise Lawyers every year since it was established in 2005. Nominated by clients and peers, 16 DLA Piper lawyers from seven […]

Courting costs control

When the Master of the Rolls (MR) Lord Dyson convened a special Court of Appeal judicial bench to hear appeals relating to the Jackson reforms, it was clear that the reform program would not go ahead unchallenged (29 May 2013). Last week (14 June) the Technology and Construction Court (TCC) in Leeds delivered a significant […]

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