It was interesting to hear that the Scottish Government’s forthcoming Housing Bill will include plans to create a new housing tribunal, designed to act as a specialist decision maker for disputes in the private rented sector (PRS).
Following the latest mis-selling scandal to hit the UK financial services sector, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has announced that it has reached an agreement with Card Protection Plan Limited (CPP) and 13 high street banks and credit card issuers over compensation to customers who were mis-sold CPP’s Card Protection and Identity Protection policies.
The European Commission has set out a series of common, non-binding principles for collective redress mechanisms in the Member States so that citizens and companies can enforce the rights granted to them under EU law where these have been infringed.
The European Commission has adopted a proposal for a Directive on how citizens and companies can claim damages when they are victims of infringements of the EU antitrust rules, such as cartels and abuses of a dominant market position.
The Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee has published a call for evidence on the Tribunals (Scotland) Bill, asking for views from those who sit on, use or have had any experience of tribunals, on the proposed new structure for devolved tribunals in Scotland.
The changes to litigation procedure, known as the Act of Sederunt (Rules of the Court of Session Amendment No. 5) (Miscellaneous) 2012, were approved by the Scottish Parliament last month.