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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 […]

Parliament in 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 […]

Criticism of the Government’s decision to introduce an extra death tax

By Nicola Preston A Birmingham barrister has raised concerns over the Government’s move to increase probate fees claiming it is an additional ‘death tax’. Under the new rules, estates worth £2m or more will pay £6,000 in probate fees, which is a 3,770 per cent increase on the current £155 fee. This is a reduction on […]

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Ford Credit links up with Lovells for Prince's Trust pro bono work

Ford Credit is setting up a pro bono initiative with the Prince’s Trust, becoming, it is believed, only the third in-house legal department to provide free legal advice. The five-strong legal team is working with Lovells, particularly Yasmin Waljee, a full-time pro bono coordinator at the firm, to provide general advice to young people who […]

Thomsons takes on in-house technology lawyer

Leisure giant Thomson Travel Group has appointed its first in-house IT specialist. Karen Goh has joined the company from Masons. Her appointment comes after a radical overhaul of Thomsons’ legal function last summer. Until then the group had separate legal provisions for each division, such as Britannia Airways, Thomson Holidays and Lunn Poly. But under […]

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Eversheds partner quits for Pinsents

Eversheds pensions partner Susan Andrews is quitting to join Pinsent Curtis Biddle. Andrews, who is regarded as a rising star in pensions law, qualified as a barrister before requalifying as a solicitor. She joined Eversheds through merger partner Frere Cholmeley Bischoff in 1998. Previously, she was at Charles Russell and before that Herbert Smith. City-based […]

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New media fashion cycles work on internet time. Just a few short months ago, getting hold of one involved the sort of queues or contacts usually confined to the latest games console. Not anymore. Now you can now pick up a Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) telephone for just a few pounds. If you play your […]

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