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Kevin Hollinrake MP (Co-Chair of the APPG on Fair Business Banking) has published his report titled “Fair Business Banking for All: How to improve access to justice for businesses in financial services disputes” (the Report). Following the APPG’s responses to the FCA’s consultation on expanding the FOS’s jurisdiction (CP18/3), the Report sets out various recommendations […]

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The Dutch government has published a draft legislative proposal for consultation that introduces a minimum price for CO2. The minimum price is introduced by way of a tax levied on electricity producers. The tax is levied per ton of CO2 emission. In the proposal, the tax rate per ton CO2 is calculated each year as […]

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BESTSELLING barrister Michael Fordham is leaving commercial chambers at 3 Gray’s Inn Place for 2 Hare Court, a set specialising in both public and commercial law. Fordham, author of the ‘Judicial Review Handbook’, has taught administrative law at Hertford College, Oxford, since completing his pupillage four years ago. “I’m not turning my back on commercial […]

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