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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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In brief: Consultation on shareholder remedies

The Law Commission has published a consultation paper on shareholder remedies. The paper makes provisional proposals for changes in the law and procedure. The commission recommends that the circumstances in which a shareholder can sue on behalf of a company be set out in rules of court; that a new more streamlined statutory remedy be […]

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Barristers specialising in employment law in the regions face tough competition from the top provincial solicitors, who do the majority of their own advocacy. Several barristers were recommended for their advocacy and advice skills, particularly in Manchester, Birmingham, Nottingham, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Bristol, although the list below is not exhaustive. However, the overwhelming view among solicitors […]

Rape trial woman heads for Europe in bid to change law

The rape victim who was cross-examined for six days by her attacker is taking her case to the European Court of Human Rights in a bid to alter the law. Julia Mason, who renounced her anonymity to publicise her cross-examination ordeal, has lodged an application to the court. Under current law, defendants have the right […]

Chambers among first to set up Web site

The chambers 11 Stone Buildings has created its own site on the Internet. It includes information about the chambers and pupillages it offers, law reports of cases tenants have been involved in, and information on legal topics such as The Ten Commandments of Civil Litigation. The site will be updated regularly. Law firms have caught […]

Law Soc thumbs up for tax law rewrite

The Law Society has admitted it is impressed with examples of more user-friendly tax legislation but says it still has reservations about the proposed £25m legislative rewrite. The Inland Revenue has released examples of the new-look legislation and is seeking feedback from organisations such as the Law Society. “We will be commenting on them but […]

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