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Monthly Archives: June 2012

Spreadex Vs Cochrane: Online Terms Did Not Form Contract

The High Court has held that the published online terms of Spreadex, a spread betting bookmaker, did not constitute a contract between it and its customer Mr Cochrane. The published terms included a term purportedly providing that Mr Cochrance would be deemed to have authorised all trading under his account number.  When Mr Cochrane found that his account had been […]

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Jackson Reforms To Litigation Costs Delayed To 2015 For Insolvency Proceedings

Reforms to the rules for Conditional Fee Arrangements (“CFAs”) and After the Event Insurance (“ATE”) due to come into force in April 2013 pursuant to Part 2 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 are being delayed to 2015 for insolvency proceedings. As a result, success fees on CFAs and ATE premiums will remain recoverable […]

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Small Charitable Donations Bill

The Small Charitable Donations Bill is before Parliament today. The purpose of the proposed legislation is to allow charities and community amateur sports clubs to claim top-up payments on small donations of up to £5,000 without needing Gift Aid declarations. The scheme is to be called the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme and it is proposed […]

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