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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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The rest of Europe may be suffering, but Portugal is on an even keel with a series of public PPPs and international investments Although many of Europe’s legal markets are suffering from a downturn in deal and transactional activity as a result of the ongoing ­global credit crunch, the change in Portugal is notable but […]

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Detecting fraud is a way of life for Kroll managing director and corporate counsel Grant Macpherson. And there’s no sign of the work drying up any time soon For Grant Macpherson, managing director and corporate counsel at Kroll, fraud is a way of life. Having joined the risk consultancy from Flag Telecom last year, Macpherson […]

Blue-chip shares fall could gift City firms more work

City firms could stand to gain more work from their FTSE100 clients – despite the market value of the blue-chip companies being slashed during the past few months. Figures from Hemscott have revealed that in the last quarter the market capitalisations for the top 10 legal advisers’ FTSE100 clients fell by an average of nearly […]

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