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The 2020 oil price rollercoaster

Instability in the price of crude oil has a strong propensity to bring with it contractual and other disputes. In this article David Lewis QC and Oliver Caplin explore a few of the types of disputes that may arise, and recap some of the pertinent English law issues that might be relevant to their resolution.

Powering the UK – a multi-faceted approach

To meet the ambitious target of net zero by 2050 the industry needs to take a multi-faceted approach to managing energy supply and demand. This approach will create an energy network that is carbon neutral, fit for purpose, and can manage future energy needs by utilising the full range of clean energy technologies.


Fast operation nets £7m of counterfeit software

The Federation Against Software Theft (Fast) has announced the seizure of over £7 million of counterfeit computer software in a series of weekend raids. The raids were part of a nationwide campaign masterminded by Fast in conjunction with the police. Officers from South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, and Devon and Cornwall Constabularies helped to co-ordinate the […]

Broker serves Lloyd's writ

LONDON firm Memery Crystal is acting for John Donner, the retired Lloyd’s broker and underwriter, in a major legal action against the Society of Lloyd’s and nine senior individuals in the market. A writ has been served claiming breach of fiduciary duty. The action is based on a series of detailed allegations by Donner of […]


IBA representatives and Bar leaders from 14 African countries met with South African president Nelson Mandela on the eve of the recent Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in New Zealand. Mandela, who cancelled plans to deliver the IBA Section on Business Law’s 25th anniversary lecture to attend the conference, met with representatives including IBA president […]

'Outdated' child crime laws under spotlight

TRYING children who commit capital crimes in an adult court and by a jury is “outdated and wrong”, according to author and journalist Gitta Sereny. Sereny, whose interest in child crime was sparked by the case of 10-year-old child killer Mary Bell, is speaking at the British Juvenile & Family Court Society’s ‘Children who Kill’ […]

Brobeck Hale and Dorr announces closure of Prague operation

BROBECK Hale and Dorr International, the offspring practice of two US firms, will close its Prague office at the end of the year and relocate its resident partner to London. The office, which opened four years ago, is an international joint venture between California’s Brobeck Phleger & Harrison and Massachusetts firm Hale and Dorr. Based […]

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