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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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The tragic case of Siamese twins joined by the lower abdomen reached the High Court this week, as Lord Justice Ward lost sleep over the dilemma which will see at least one of the twins die. The parents, who come from an eastern European Catholic community do not want surgeons to separate the twins as […]

Camerons wins IQ-Ludorum after working on AIM float

CMS CAMERON McKenna has won Canadian software specialist IQ-Ludorum as a corporate client after helping to steer the company to a successful flotation on the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market (AIM) in August. Chairman Bill Holt referred the work to Camerons after working with the firm through another company. Corporate partner David Bresnick led […]

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President Putin’s ringing endorsement last Sunday of production-sharing agreements (PSAs) in Russia came as a welcome surprise. Indeed, it may just lead to the final reforms needed to attract the billions of dollars that western companies appear ready to invest in Russia’s energy sector. Speaking in Sakhalin at the well-attended PSA 2000 Conference, Putin also […]

The South West & Wales: Bristol Mercantile Court

Established: January 1994 Presiding judge: His Honour Judge Raymond Jack QC A great success story of the West Country, Bristol’s Mercantile Court enjoys a very good reputation. Solicitors are particularly fond of Judge Jack because he treats them well and he doesn’t favour members of the bar. He is also an interventionist judge who “doesn’t […]

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