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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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Growing hedges

With the prospect of hedge fund listings arriving on our shores, regulators want less potential for conflicts and wider access for mainstream retail investors. By Jonathan Herbst “ Hedge funds have become increasingly important in global financial markets in recent years. In its report ‘Financial Risk Outlook 2006’, the Financial Services Authority (FSA) noted that […]

Average PEP at US firms smashes $1m

The average profit per equity partner (PEP) at the top 100 US firms broke through the $1m barrier for the first time last year while an unprecedented seven firms smashed the $1bn gross revenue mark. According to The American Lawyer’s AmLaw 100 survey, average PEP across the top 100 US firms was $1.12m for the […]

Olswang buys up Kanter Jules in real estate push

Olswang is kicking off its new financial year with the acquisition of property boutique Kanter Jules. In total, nine fee-earners will join Olswang this week, with four signing up as partners. The new arrivals are chiefly in real estate, but include corporate and litigation specialists. The deal will add some £4.5m to Olswang’s revenue. The firm also […]

Deals roundup

Norton Rose has advised German property fund Commerz Grundbesitz Investmentgesellschaft (CGI) on the off-market sale of Linklaters’ headquarters to Beacon Capital Partners. Norton Rose real estate partner Robin Mitchell led the work for the vendors, while Ashurst Hugh Lumby acted for the buyers. Norton Rose helps CGI with Linklaters HQ sale Norton Rose has advised […]

Addleshaws halves promotions

Addleshaw Goddard has halved its partner promotions from 2004-05, with five associates promoted to partner for the new financial year. The firm’s corporate, real estate, projects, property litigation and employment practices all received one new partner each. Last year the firm promoted ten to the partnership, with corporate and litigation both receiving three promotions, while […]

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