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Water (power) march! An overview of the new funding system for hydropower

By Felix Schneider, Philipp Strondl On September 16, 2020, the eagerly awaited draft of the federal law on the expansion of energy from renewable sources (Renewable Expansion Law –  EAG ) was submitted for assessment. Comments on this can only be submitted until October 28, 2020. The draft brings significant changes to the funding system for hydropower plants and is intended […]

Personal injury compensation claims – How to obtain an award appropriate to the financial implications of the injury

By Piero Mastrosimone Nobody can possibly tell when they may have the misfortune to have a serious or life-changing accident. Rarely does anyone plan their response to such an event. It goes without saying that any severe accident is devastating but an accident abroad can be overwhelming. The Association of British Insurers (ABI)  report 3,000 British […]

The ediscovery process from start to finish

Discovery, an all-too-familiar term for most legal professionals, is the litigation phase during which the parties dispute and exchange information and evidence relevant to the lawsuit. So that being said, what exactly is ediscovery? Electronic discovery, commonly known as ediscovery, is exchanging electronically stored information (ESI) during the discovery process. Discoverable ESI typically includes relevant […]

State of calamity and state of emergency

The state of emergency started in Portugal at 00.00 a.m. of 19 March, enacted through Decree of the President of the Republic no. 14-A/2020, of 18 March. Having been renewed twice through Decree no. 17-A/2020, of 2 April, and Decree no. 20-A/2020, of 17 April, the state of emergency was extended until 11:59 p.m. of […]


Ladbroke sues for #9.5m loan

Ladbroke Group Properties, which is part of Ladbroke Group, is suing three Jersey companies for repayment of loans of more than #9.5m. It claims that it agreed to lend three companies – Brompton Holdings, Monteagle Holdings (Jersey) and Remlap Holdings – up to #10m, so that they in turn could lend the money to two […]

Leading family partner joins Withers

Leading family law practitioner Mark Harper is set to leave Anthony Gold Lerman & Muirhead, where he is currently head of the family department. Harper, pictured right, has been a partner at Anthony Gold for the past 12 years and has built up a substantial client base. He is leaving to join City-based firm Withers. […]

Woolf bites back

Amid growing fears that the most radical shake-up in the legal system is heading for disaster, the reforms architect, Lord Woolf, dismisses the legal profession’s pessimism in this exclusive interview with Elizabeth Davidson, and tells lawyers to ‘put their house in order’. The Woolf reforms are due to begin on 26 April – ushering in […]

Law Lords to hear Fulham FC v residents

Local residents are taking their objections to Fulham FC’s development plans to the House of Lords, reports Roger Pearson. A major legal battle aimed at blocking development plans for Fulham FC’s famous Craven Cottage Ground is now to be fought in the House of Lords. The Law Lords have given leave for protestors against a […]

Square Mile

Although on the surface all solicitors wishing to be seen as forward-thinking are thoroughly supportive of the principles of civil justice reform, there is a suspicion that, in some parts of the City, there is a caveat. Larger firms may think the reforms do not really affect them or their clients, because the real changes […]

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