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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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Australian-headquartered construction giant Lend Lease has promoted senior legal counsel Mark Packer to the role of general counsel (GC) for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Packer took up the role earlier this month following the retirement of former EMEA GC Patrick Gloyens. Packer went in-house at Lend Lease in 2009 after five years as […]

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Wragges’ Glee over Twentieth Century Fox High Court win

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co has won a David and Goliath legal battle for comedy club operators Comic Enterprises against Twentieth Century Fox.   The company could be forced to rebrand its television series Glee after the High Court found that the brand infringed the IP rights of Comic Enterprises’ brand The Glee Club. Deputy […]

Khaitan & Co advises Mizuho Bank in relation to Oil India’s commercial borrowing

Khaitan & Co has advised Mizuho Bank in relation to an external commercial borrowing of $250m (£146m) granted to Oil India for funding its domestic capital expenditure requirements. Mizuho Bank is the core retail banking unit of Mizuho Financial Group, which is the second-largest financial services company in Japan and one of the three so-called […]

Khaitan & Co advises Rexam on sale of division of healthcare business

Khaitan & Co has advised Rexam on the India leg of the transaction in relation to sale of its containers and closures division of its healthcare business to Berry Plastics Group for $135m (£80m). As part of the sale, there was an indirect acquisition of Rexam Pharma Packaging India, Bangalore (a wholly owned subsidiary of […]

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