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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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Dickinson Dees has won a competitive tender to bag the key role advising Standard Life on its entire national commercial conveyancing portfolio. Under the three-year contract announced today (22 August), the Newcastle-based firm expects to handle over 350 cases a year across England and Wales for the pension and investment specialist. Commercial property associate Joe […]

Harper Macleod overhauls management with new non-lawyer boss

Scottish firm Harper Macleod has completed a restructure of its senior management, appointing the firm’s finance director to the position of chief executive and making the managing partner firm chairman. Martin Darroch, who had been the firm’s finance director for four years, was named as the new chief executive, while Lorne Crerar will take on […]

The BlackBerry buriers

Earning pots of money is one thing, but how do you know when you’ve really arrived in the high-rollers’ club?Tulkinghorn is referring of course to status, something not easily measured by a scale as obtuse as the equity spread. Partners at Charles Russell have pioneered a new system of measurement – how your BlackBerry meets […]

Hill Dickinson goes green to slash carbon footprint

North West firm Hill Dickinson is going green with a scheme designed to offset its carbon footprint and create a local community woodland. The firm is working with environmental company co2balance.com to plant 1,149 trees in order to cancel out the carbon dioxide it uses each year. In addition Hill Dickinson also plans to switch […]

Katy Swaine: Release

A 24-hour helpline, five outreach programmes and valuable drugs campaign work put Release’s legal team at the sharp end of charity law. By Jon Parker Save perhaps San Francisco or Amsterdam, London in the Swinging ’60s was inevitably the birthplace of the world’s first charity for drug users. Launched in 1967 in response to the […]

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