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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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Eversheds named Law Firm of the Year 2015 at the annual Irish Law Awards

Eversheds has announce that it has been awarded Law Firm of the Year 2015 at the annual Irish Law Awards. The firm was also awarded Irish International Law Firm of the Year and Alternative Dispute Resolution Team of the Year.  This year’s ceremony was held on Thursday 30 April in the Double Tree by Hilton […]

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Move of the week Ropes & Gray has hired its first commercial litigation partner in London. Thomas Ross has joined the firm’s business and securities litigation practice as a partner from K&L Gates. Ross also has 10 years’ experience working at Slaughter and May. Ross’ practice focuses on domestic and international banking, financial services and […]

Maravela & Asociații contributes to Global Legal Insights – International Arbitration

Maravela & Asociații has been asked by The Global Legal Group to contribute to the 2015 first edition of the Global Legal Insights – International Arbitration publication. This  contains 36 country chapters drafted by leading practitioners from around the world and is designed to provide general counsel with comprehensive insights on international arbitration – practical issues, […]

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AIG reviews UK roster and picks 64 firms for first European panel

Insurance giant AIG has completed a review of its UK panel while at the same time establishing a European panel of 64 firms. The second phase of the panel review saw the company review the terms and conditions of the UK panel to allow AIG to gain more from the firms it uses. AIG general […]

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Human Rights Act to be scrapped under Conservative Government

The Conservative manifesto promise to immediately scrap the 1998 Human Rights Act (HRA) on winning the 2015 general election is nearing reality as David Cameron’s party wins an overall majority. Home Secretary Theresa May first revealed in September 2013 a Conservative government would “scrap” the HRA if EU law does not change. In more detailed […]

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