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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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Entries for this year’s Lawyer Awards Funds Team of the Year saw innovative structures and many firsts for good causes Investment funds cover a multitude of areas, and the flexibility of the structures on offer these days means this is one practice area that really rewards innovation. That was the single uniting factor among the […]

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Baker & McKenzie has kickstarted a South African competition practice with the acquisition of local firm Vani Chetty Competition Law. Name partner Vani Chetty joins Baker & McKenzie as a partner in Johannesburg, bringing with her her entire team.  The competition team adds to the firm’s existing South Africa capabilities in banking and finance, capital […]

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Trowers & Hamlins is to set up a new document production centre in its Birmingham office after losing 34 secretaries in a redundancy consultation.   The new 21-strong document production centre will be launched next month to serve the firm’s UK and international offices. It follows the end of a six-month consultation which resulted in […]

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Mark Brandon: The cultural costs of those sky-high salaries

Why is lawyers’ pay so high? Not because it benefits the business, say the stats Ah, summer. A time to kick back, to look at law firms’ numbers coming in ahead of The Lawyer’s annual UK 200 analysis and wonder what I would do if I earned £400,000, £500,000 or £600,000 – or even £1.4m […]

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