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Unless a claimant seeks to mitigate its loss, before seeking to recover compensation from a defendant, any damages that a defendant is ordered to pay may be reduced accordingly.
The law of distress is an ancient common law remedy for the recovery of overdue rent.
Sick days in the UK hit new low download
The number of sick days taken in the UK has dropped to a record low, according to a recent survey.
The European Commission has published amendments to the state aid Enabling Regulation (Council Regulation 994/98) and the state aid Procedural Regulation (Council Regulation 659/99).
In an effort to resolve an anticipated trade war, the EC has adopted a decision to accept a price undertaking proposed by China.
Defra has published its 2012–13 annual report on its Anaerobic Digestion Strategy and Action Plan.
Competition Commission publishes statement of issues following payday lending market investigation download
Following the Office of Fair Trading’s referral in late June 2013, the Competition Commission has revealed the framework for its consideration of payday lending in the UK.
Any commercial landlord or tenant will appreciate that a lease can be a highly valuable asset or a significant liability.
The recent case of Benedetti v Sawiris and others is a valuable reminder of the key principles of restitution and unjust enrichment.
Procurement for growth download
In May 2013, the Cabinet Office published a short procurement policy note called ‘Procurement for growth: a recipe for success’.
Monitor has been consulting on guidance it intends to issue on the National Health Service (Procurement, Patient Choice and Competition) (No.2) Regulations 2013.
Judicial review reforms download
In December last year the government issued a consultation on reforming the judicial review process and in April 2013 it published its response to the consultation.
The Information Commissioner’s Office has issued guidance on how regulation 43 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 interplays with the exemptions and exceptions in the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
A recent case from the European Court of Justice warns that contracts between public authorities are not exempt from the procurement rules.
Procurement Directives update download
The suite of new Procurement Directives dealing with public contracts and utilities and concessions is the subject of increasing activity in Brussels as the process of enactment gathers momentum.
Troubled times, when the cost of living rises while wages and the public purse are being squeezed, can produce some interesting attempts by debtors to avoid paying their dues.
Following a consultation last year, HSE confirmed in July 2013 that it would be changing the reporting requirements under RIDDOR from 1 October 2013.
The Court of Appeal has recently decided cases on two issues that are fundamental to the practice of a solicitor: limitation and the enforceability of settlement terms.
The OECD has released a revised version on the use of safe harbours in its Transfer Pricing Guidelines. This is welcome news for taxpayers.
The European Parliament and Council of the European Union have adopted a regulation that amends the existing regime for the border detention of goods that infringe intellectual property rights.