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Parliamentary group proposes a Financial Services Tribunal

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 […]

Draft legislative proposal introduces a minimum price for CO2

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 […]

Adoption of unregistered land as highway

By Paul Weeks Unregistered land in unknown ownership can cause a headache on development and the extent of the issue will often depend upon what the land is needed for…

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Top Cameron McKenna CIS group lawyer quits

The Cameron McKenna lawyer at the centre of sexual harassment allegations has resigned, following The Lawyer’s revelation that his legal qualifications are in doubt. Ilia Iaroslavski, the big-billing lawyer who headed the firm’s Tashkent office in Uzbekistan, resigned from the firm because of ill health. A Camerons spokesman says he has since suffered a heart […]

Embrace challenges technology presents

I would imagine that most lawyers have been reflecting on the unprecedented pace of change in the marketplace for legal services. If anything, the already hectic pace of change is going to accelerate, bringing a host of further challenges and opportunities to lawyers. A major factor driving this change is the impact of information technology, […]

Claims

Rachel Medcraft of Buckinghamshire is suing motorist Keith Hunt who she claims was responsible for the death of her mother. Susan Prosser died after an accident on the B482 road at Stokenchurch on 6 October 1985. The claim alleges the accident was caused by Hunt’s negligent driving and is brought under the Fatal Accidents Act […]

Friction over Welsh flooding

The National Assembly for Wales is taking two councils and a construction company to the High Court for damages after having to pay out more than £357,123.11 to people whose homes were flooded when the Afon Bach river burst its banks in 1993. The flooding happened during work on a new bridge for the A470 […]

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