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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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College of Law bags A&O, Links GDL contracts

Magic circle firms Allen & Overy and Linklaters have signed up College of Law (CoL) to run every aspect of training for their future trainee solicitors. The college, which already provides a bespoke Legal Practice Course (LPC) for both firms, will now be the sole provider of the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) for their […]

Weightmans scores plum health and education mandates

Weightmans has been appointed as legal adviser to two public sector bodies in the areas of education and health. The law firm has picked up a role on the Crescent Purchasing Consortium, the representative body for 400 further education colleges across the UK. This will see Weightmans advising colleges across the Midlands and North West […]

Professional Negligence Special Report: The ex factor

A recent case provides useful guidance on when a law firm can and cannot act for a former client. Richard Harrison reports. The issues that a law firm needs to consider if it wants to act against a former client were clarified in the recent case of Winters v Mischon de Reya (2008). Mishcon de […]

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