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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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Martineau and Sprecher Grier Halberstam are edging closer to a merger deal as partners prepare to cast their votes this month. The potential tie-up between Birmingham-based Martineau and City firm Sprecher stands to ­create a combined entity with a £31m turnover, propelling it into the top 80 UK firms ranked by revenue. Sprecher managing ­partner Emma Shipp […]

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With wide-ranging legal reforms on the table, the Irish profession is set for a shake-up, says Joanne Harris It is now seven years since Sir David Clementi published his review of the regulatory framework for legal services in England and Wales, the forerunner of the Legal Services Act which is due to come into force […]

SJ Berwin scores Dubai partner with Clydes swoop

SJ Berwin has raided Clyde & Co’s Middle East practice to hire partner Hamish Walton in Dubai. SJ Berwin opened in Dubai in 2009 and has ­stated openly its intention to grow in the region. The hire of capital markets partner Walton will bring its partner count to four in the office. “This hire is […]

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