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Insurance Mediation in France

Article Date: 30-05-2016
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Consumer Mediation in the insurance sector has a legislative basis in Article L 112-2 of the Insurance Code which, following Ordinance 2015-1033, requires explicitly insurers to specify in information documents made available to policy-holders the conditions in accordance with which complaints shall... [Read All]

From a 3 years to a 5 years residency requirement for EU citizens who are not British nationals

Regarding living cost support for Higher Education in England

Article Date: 23-05-2016
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The UK Government has now decided to increase the residency requirement from three years to five years for EU nationals before they may claim living cost support for Higher Education, starting in the academic year 2016/17 (Government response to the consultation on extending the eligibility criteria... [Read All]

The Hague Conference explores private international law aspects of surrogacy

Article Date: 16-05-2016
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The Hague Conference on Private International Law published on 25 February 2016 the report of the Experts’ Group on Parentage / Surrogacy, who met the same month. The experts represented 21 States from all regions, including some States of origin as well as some receiving States in relation to... [Read All]

The Competition and Markets Authority Annual Plan 2016/2017

Article Date: 02-05-2016
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The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) very recently revealed its priorities for 2016/17 (Competition and Markets Authority Annual Plan 2016/17). According to the CMA, it has already, among others, delivered over £1 billion of direct financial benefit for consumers; reviewed more than 14... [Read All]

The European Judicial Network in civil and commercial matters: good work, but should improve

Article Date: 18-04-2016
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The Commission published on 10 March 2016 a report on the activities of the European Judicial Network in civil and commercial matters (COM/2016/0129 final). The overall assessment is positive as the Commission observes that the Network has provided substantial support for efficient judicial coopera... [Read All]

The process for withdrawing from the European Union as seen by the UK Government

Article Date: 11-04-2016
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The UK Government released in February 2016 a paper entitled ‘The process for withdrawing from the European Union’. The forthcoming referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union may turn out to be in favour of a Brexit according to the latest survey (The Observer, 3 Apri... [Read All]

26 countries agreed on distribution key for Unitary patent

Article Date: 14-03-2016
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The EU Commission stated on 17 November 2015 that a major roadblock on the path to a European unitary patent was cleared when 26 EU countries reached an agreement on the distribution of revenues. It explained that although the mechanism for the patent was agreed back in 2012, the fee structure and t... [Read All]

European judicial training 2015 report

Article Date: 07-03-2016
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At the end of 2015, the European Commission published the European judicial training 2015 report, an assessment of the progress made toward reaching the 2020 judicial training targets the European Commission has set in its Building trust in EU-wide justice, a new dimension to European judicial train... [Read All]

The Future Civil Courts Structure in England and Wales

Article Date: 29-02-2016
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The interim report of Lord Justice Briggs’ Civil Courts Structure Review has been published on 12 January 2016. One of the key points of the report is the creation of an Online Court. LJ Briggs believes that “there is a clear and pressing need to create an Online Court for claims up to &... [Read All]

Establishing common minimum standards for civil procedure in the EU - the legal basis

Article Date: 22-02-2016
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The Committee on Legal Affairs of the European Parliament has released on 21 December 2015 a working document on establishing common minimum standards for civil procedure in the European Union – the legal basis (Rapporteur: MEP Emil Radev). The working document states that the f... [Read All]
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