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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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Collyer Bristow hires IP specialist Tim Bamford from Withers

Collyer Bristow has announced that it has recruited intellectual property (IP) specialist Tim Bamford from Withers, where he had been a partner since 2005.  Bamford is the latest in a series of four partner-level hires to join the firm in the last three months. His new role commenced on 2 January 2014. He is an established IP litigator with […]

Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence — January 2014

Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence is the global monthly publication from DLA Piper’s sports, media and entertainment group. Contents Betting and gaming Japan looking at casino promotion legislation US: Garden State gambling goes online Broadcasting Italian DTT broadcasting — new decision on LCN allocation Consumer and data protection German Federal High Court underlines the legality […]

Melanie Chell of Shoosmiths features in Motor Finance Power 50 list

Melanie Chell, head of Shoosmiths’ asset finance team, has been included in this year’s Motor Finance Power 50, which lists the 50 most influential and powerful people in UK car finance.  Ranked at 25, she is included in a list that features chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne and governor of the Bank of England […]

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Cleary and Sidley Austin advise Japan’s Suntory on $16bn US whiskey maker deal

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and Sidley Austin have taken the lead roles in Japanese drinks maker Suntory’s $16bn (£9.7bn) acquisition of US spirits group Beam, the maker of Jim Beam. Cleary is advising Osaka-based Suntory in this acquisition, which is the company’s biggest ever overseas transaction. The firm’s team is led by New York […]

Conyers advises Hony Capital Fund V and New Good Management on privatisation of Simcere

Conyers Dill & Pearman has advised Hony Capital Fund V and New Good Management on the $495m (£300m) privatisation of Simcere Pharmaceutical Group from the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) by way of merger. Simcere is a pharmaceutical company specialising in the development, manufacture and marketing of branded and proprietary pharmaceuticals in China. Conyers co-chair […]

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