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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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Banks choose Latham for massive Wind bond issue

Latham & Watkins is putting preparations in place for one of the biggest European high-yield bond issues to date. The bond will be issued by Wind, the Italian telecoms company which earlier this year was bought by Weather Investments in Europe’s largest-ever leveraged buyout (LBO). Wind launched a roadshow for the bond last week, taking in the US […]

Howes Percival elects new managing partner

Howes Percival Solicitors partner Andrew Barnes has been elected as the firm’s new managing partner. Barnes was one of the founding members of the four-office firm.He will succeed Alan Kefford, who has served as the firm’s managing partner for the past 16 years. Kefford is expected to stand down from his role in April next […]

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Tulkinghorn simply adores those old-fashioned lawyers who still dare to be marvellously indiscreet. True, they’re a rarer breed in these corporate-led days, but when one finds oneself in their company it remains a delight with few equals. Such a character presented himself to one of Tulkinghorn’s scribes last week. The esteemed property partner is clearly […]

International report: Ginestié Magellan Paley-Vincent, france

Managing partner: Françoise Ciaudo-Ginestié Turnover 2004: €10m (£6.8m) Estimated turnover 2005: €15m (£10.1m) Total number of partners: 18 Total number of fee-earners: 60 Main practice areas: Commercial, corporate, employment and tax Key clients: Apax Partners, Castorama, the Moulin family Number of offices: Four Locations: London, Lyon, Milan and Paris For a French law firm, Ginestié […]

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