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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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Alston & Bird bags War on Terror general counsel

ALSTON & Bird has welcomed back partner Joe Whitley to the fold after two years as the first general counsel to the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), created in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks on New York. As general counsel, Whitley oversaw about 1,500 lawyers and 400 support staff from 22 […]

Lovells surges ahead in student pay race

Lovells has trumped its rivals by hiking both Graduate Diploma of Law (GDL) and Legal Practice Course (LPC) maintenance grants to £7,450 for students in London. Meanwhile GDL students outside of London are also set to benefit with Lovells raising their grants to £6,450. The decision will take effect from September 2006. Lovells told The […]

Bird & Bird has recruited Linklaters partner in Sweden

Bird & Bird has recruited Linklaters tax partner Christian Luthman to launch a tax practice in Sweden. Despite the loss of its co-head of international tax Trevor James to Morrison & Foerster, as revealed in The Lawyer (19 September), Bird & Bird has continued to build its tax practice across Europe. The firm has also […]

Careers: People

Howard Kennedy has hired a new assistant, Paul Siddle, who joins the company and commercial department after a two-year stint at Travers Smith. Mark Wandless has joined Holman Fenwick & Willan as a partner. Wandless joins from P&O, where he was assistant legal director and assistant company secretary. Stockport firm SASlawyers has recruited two new […]

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