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Litigants in Person – Questions should clarify, not lead

By Rachel Elgar The recent case of Global Corporate Ltd v Hale [1] has yet again demonstrated some of the difficulties that can be encountered by the courts and represented parties when dealing with litigants in person (LiPs). We have written previously in some detail about the rising number of LiPs and the fact that case law confirms […]

Licensing news England and Wales: December 2018

By Piers Warne This month in summary Government begins consultation on licensing Airside alcohol Top Licensing Tip: keeping festivities fun Pubs are failing to properly monitor gambling machines, Gambling Commission reports Gambling Commission publishes new report on children and gambling trends

Clean energy investment: An introduction to private equity

By Nick Rains In our previous article we provided an overview of the clean energy sector for those investors who wanted to learn more about the potential investment opportunities. In this edition of the Clean Energy Investment series we turn our attention to private equity, and the opportunities this provides to developers of renewable energy projects.

EU Commission clarifies categories of food supplement additives

By Aude Mahy, Aleksandra Sanak The European Commission has recently amended the Union list of additives authorised for use in food supplements. These products were categorized by their form of supply: solid, liquid and syrup-type or chewable. The latter category often led to interpretation issues. Following the discussions with Member States, the Commission decided to […]

HighQ launches AI survey, aiming to sift through the hype

When it comes to artificial intelligence in the legal industry, the number of platform options are soaring with almost 70 companies focused on creating AI-enabled legal technology solutions, according to a LawGeex report. It’s also clear that firms and other businesses will want to evaluate and invest in multiple AI platforms to solve different problems, […]

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After eight months of talks Bingham Dana partners vote for merger; link-up creates 820-lawyer firm Bingham Dana is set to merge with San Francisco-based McCutchen Doyle Brown & Emerson, creating a national firm with 820 lawyers and revenues in excess of $400m (£273.9m). The two firms will formally merge in July, becoming Bingham McCutchen.Talks between […]

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The Government’s efforts at standardising PFI procurement have been met by fierce opposition. But is the time for compromise is here When the Government unveiled its proposals to standardise and improve the PFI procurement process in December last year, it knew there would be a fiery reaction from the private sector. And so it was […]

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Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy has seen off a challenge to its role as legal adviser to the creditors’ committee in the Enron Corporation bankruptcy The judge presiding over Enron’s bankruptcy, Judge Arthur Gonzalez, dismissed a request by Enron creditor Exco Resources to prevent Milbank from handling the committee’s case. Exco’s lawyer John Nabors, a […]

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A rundown of commercial property’s big guns used to go something like this: in at number three was Freshfields, at number two came Lovells and sharing the top spot were Linklaters and Clifford Chance, for obvious reasons. No one else came near this international superleague in terms of sheer commitment to real estate and the […]

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