This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 08 March 2015

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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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Weil Gotshal & Manges’ UK revenue grew by 9.6 per cent in 2014, from $114m to $125m (£82m). The figures mirror a positive year for the firm globally, which saw its gross revenue boosted by 1.2 per cent to $1.15bn last year (11 March 2014).  Weil’s average profit per equity partner (PEP) also grew in […]

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“High-minded tosh”: Sumption lambasts establishment claims for Magna Carta

Supreme Court justice Lord Sumption has criticised “the distortion of history” over Magna Carta in a speech to mark the document’s 800th anniversary, saying claims over its significance are being made to “serve an essentially modern political agenda”. In a speech at the British Library yesterday (9 March 2015), Sumption said views of Magna Carta […]

Walker Morris team discuss market issues at Retail Week Live

The Walker Morris retail team will be attending the Retail Week Live Conference, held on 11-12 March. Rupert Bent and Richard Jaques will be available over the course of Retail Week Live, held at Hilton London Metropole, to discuss topical market and legal issues affecting the retail sector. 

Khaitan & Co wins Adidas ‘franchisee abuse’ appeal case

Khaitan & Co has successfully represented Adidas AG, including group companies Reebok International and Reebok India before the Competition Appellate Tribunal (COMPAT) in an appeal filed by a franchisor alleging that Adidas has been abusing its dominant position while dealing with franchisees. COMPAT dismissed the appeal on merit and considered the submissions made relating to the […]

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Top 10 stories: 27 February-5 March 2015

Mergers, property costs and changes to the code of conduct governing training contracts were among the big stories of last week. The news that acquisitive Midlands firm Shakespeares was in talks with SGH Martineau caught the attention of readers last week. The story shot to the top of the most-read list and attracted a number […]

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