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Latest Briefings

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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Larry Cohen suggests a simple way of curbing the paparazzi

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In brief: Pinsents' First offers 'total package'

Pinsent Curtis has set up a group called First, which is made up of senior lawyers from a variety of disciplines. It is designed to offer City institutions “a total package of legal expertise”. The team is made up of regulatory, employment, litigation and client services partners.

Liverpool conference

Liverpool Law Society played host to the Federation of European Bars at the Merseyside Maritime Museum last weekend. Society president Tim Marshall told 75 judges and lawyers from around Europe: “This conference emphasises the strength of the profession in Liverpool and its ability to provide support for the needs of North West businesses trading in […]

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