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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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Technology and Sourcing News (UK) — August 2013

By Siobhan Mullens The August 2013 issue of DLA Piper’s Technology and Sourcing News is available now. This regular e-newsletter rounds up breaking news and key developments in technology and sourcing globally. Contents Is gambling law about to liberalise in the Czech Republic? Mobile tracking bins banned by City of London Corporation Data Centre Risk Index: […]

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Energy set for shale of a time

Tax incentives and the holding off of new exploration regulations mean fracking will soon get off the ground The British Geological Survey estimates that 1,300 trillion cubic feet of natural gas is stored within the shale rock beneath northern England. The potential significance for the UK’s energy market is vast – it could reduce the […]

Three 2013 UK Bar Award nominations for Outer Temple Chambers

Outer Temple Chambers has received three nominations in the 2013 UK Bar Awards. The law firm’s personal injury and clinical negligence teams are jointly shortlisted for Set of the Year. In addition, Outer Temple’s professional discipline team is shortlisted for Set of the Year and David Morris is nominated in the Professional Discipline Junior of […]

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