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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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In ‘British Olympic Assoc head of legal pushes for ambush marketing laws’ (6 September) it was incorrectly stated that Collyer-Bristow advised Olympic sailing gold medal winner Ben Ainslie. Ainslie is sponsored by Collyer-Bristow, but is advised by Richard Butcher, head of dispute resolution at Payne Hicks Beach.

Ashurst sextet follows Forschbach to Latham

Ashurst sextet follows Forschbach to Latham” />Thomas Forschbach (left) will be joined at Latham & Watkins by six lawyers from his former firm Ashurst. Partner Nathalie Alibert, as well as Gaetan Gianasso, who will become a partner, are following Forschbach to Latham. The US firm’s Paris office will also welcome advocats Marie-Chrystel Dang Tran, Alexander […]

Morgan Cole ponders Croydon fate as Rees quits

Morgan Cole is reviewing the viability of its Croydon office as news emerges that the firm’s head of employment has quit for Eversheds. In a shock move, Cardiff-based Anthony Rees, widely regarded as the figurehead of the employment practice and deeply loyal to Morgan Cole, resigned from the partnership on 17 September. No departure date […]

Nabarros triumphs in first FHR deal for Savoy

Nabarro Nathanson has seen its first deal for hard-fought-for client Fairmont Hotels & Resorts (FHR) come to fruition as the Canadian company prepares to take over the management of the Savoy Hotel. FHR is set to begin running the hotel in January, subject to the sale of the property to a company affiliated with Saudi […]

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