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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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Wilberforce silk wins appeal on key pension benefits ruling

Brian Green QC of Wilberforce Chambers has won a Court of Appeal case that will have implications for the raft of pension schemes currently grappling with equalisation issues. Brian Green In the original 2008 case Foster Wheeler Ltd v Hanley & Ors, the High Court ruled that the members of engineering company Foster Wheeler’s UK pension scheme could […]

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Shearman & Sterling has seen some significant changes of late: the US firm overhauled its management structure last year, electing new practice and office heads; it has made layoffs in the US and UK this year; it also relocated some of its most senior partners to overseas offices. Creighton Condon But while the firm has […]

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Cyprus is already a hit with holidaymakers, but its favourable tax regime is also attracting foreign investment to the island, says Kit Chellel Set in the crystal waters of the Mediterranean, Cyprus is better known for its beaches and citrus groves than its law firms. But look beyond the hordes of sun-burnt Brits and you […]

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