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Court of Appeal indicates TVGs now a less effective weapon against development

By Andrew Beck Walker Morris’ Andrew Beck explains that developers will welcome a recent Court of Appeal decision which is likely to result in Town and Village Green (TVG) applications becoming a less effective weapon against development. TVGs – The story so far In our previous briefing, we explain in some detail TVG registrations and the […]

Public Procurement 2019: Portugal

By Ana Marta Castro What is the relevant legislation regulating the award of public contracts? The Public Contracts Code (PCC), approved by Decree-Law 18/2008 of 29 January, as amended, is the key legislation regulating the award of public contracts in the Portuguese legal system. The most recently and significant amendment to the PCC was approved […]

Public Procurement 2019: Angola

By Ana Marta Castro, Raul Mota Cerveira What is the relevant legislation regulating the award of public contracts? The Public Contracts Law (PCL), approved by Law 9/16 of 16 June 2016 – which repealed earlier legislation, in particular Law 20/10 of 7 September 2010 – is considered to be the key legislation regulating the award […]

Public Procurement 2019: Cape Verde

By Ana Marta Castro, Raul Mota Cerveira What is the relevant legislation regulating the award of public contracts? There are two main legal instruments regarding the award of public contracts: the Public Procurement Code (PPC), approved by Law No. 88/ VIII/2015, of 14 April 2015, amended by Law 44/IX/2018, of 31 December 2018, and the […]

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Charity law specialist Bates Wells & Braithwaite has lost an unfair dismissal claim brought by one of its legal secretaries.Last week, the Employment Tribunal found in favour of Wendy Macfarlane, secretary to London partner Philip Trott, following a six-day hearing. It awarded £20,000 in compensation to Macfarlane, which Bates Wells has agreed to pay.Macfarlane left […]

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Research council picks Manches as sole adviser

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