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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

The Comparative Cost Of Litigating In England

A recent announcement from the English Ministry of Justice suggests a significant rise in the fees payable to courts when litigating in England.  In fact, increases of up to 622% are contemplated.

According to the Civil Justice Council, the body responsible for overseeing the civil justice system, the fee to start off a payment action for £190,000 will increase to £9,500.   This compares with a court fee of only £202 in the Court of Session in Scotland.

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Does The Drop In Oil Price Offer Major Opportunities For M&A Activity In The Oil & Gas Sector?

The last few years have seen significant interest from private equity (PE) funds in oil and gas growing steadily, with 2014 in particular bringing healthy PE-backed M&A activity to the North East economy, predominantly in the service sector.

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The Construction (Design And Management) Regulations 2015 - More Than A Change Of Name

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 are due to come into force on 6 April 2015, replacing the current 2007 version. While the 2015 Regulations are in draft form and could change before the enforcement date of 6 April, construction professionals may need to act now to ensure compliance.

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