Insights

April 2017

On 22 March 2017, the final version of the Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims (the Protocol), to be annexed to the Civil Procedure Rules of England & Wales was published, with an implementation date of 1 October 2017.

The Protocol will apply to all civil court claims by a ‘business’ seeking payment of a debt from an ‘individual’ (including sole traders), unless the claim is of a type already covered by another Pre-Action Protocol (such as the mortgage possession claims PAP). 

January 2017

Stakeholders in the unsecured lending sector may find the parliamentary debate instigated by Chris Evans MP, which took place before Christmas of some interest.  The debate deals with perceived issues surrounding the methods of service of civil legal proceedings on individuals currently used in the England & Wales jurisdiction.

October 2016

THE FOURTH ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING DIRECTIVE TO BE IMPLEMENTED BY JUNE 2017

The Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (4AMLD) is due to be implemented in the UK by June 2017. The aim of the Directive is to enhance and improve the EU’s anti-money laundering (AML) and counter terrorism financing (CTF) capabilities in light of the increased global threat from tax evasion and criminal/terrorist activity.

October 2016

THE FOURTH ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING DIRECTIVE TO BE IMPLEMENTED BY JUNE 2017

The Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (4AMLD) is due to be implemented in the UK by June 2017. The aim of the Directive is to enhance and improve the EU’s anti-money laundering (AML) and counter terrorism financing (CTF) capabilities in light of the increased global threat from tax evasion and criminal/terrorist activity.

July 2016

In July 2015 the Government undertook a consultation in respect of further proposed Court and Tribunal fee increases. This resulted in the draft Civil Proceedings, First-tier Tribunal, Upper Tribunal and Employment Tribunals Fees (Amendment) Order 2016, which once implemented would lead to some Court fees increasing by a further 10%.

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