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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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Ex-CC German chief resurfaces at Mayer Brown

Peter Nägele, former managing partner of Clifford Chance in Germany, is set to join the Frankfurt office of Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw in January next year. Until the end of 2002 Nägele was co-managing partner for continental Europe and a member of the global executive group of Clifford Chance. He left the firm not […]

International firms triumph in Paris bar elections

The number of representatives from international firms on the Paris bar council is significantly increased this morning (24 November) following the second round of elections. Clifford Chance’s Claude Lazarus and Willkie Farr & Gallagher’s Dominique Mondoloni were both elected to the council. Bredin Prat senior partner Jean-François Prat and former Landwell head Gérard Nicolai have […]

Eversheds puts Midlands offices in one basket

Eversheds has announced plans to consolidate its Midlands offices under one management team following a similar process instituted in the North and South. Birmingham, Cardiff and Nottingham will operate under one banner, the central region, and with one management team from 1 May 2005. Managing partner David Gray said the restructuring means the firm will […]

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