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Focus on COP26: The future of affordable living

The hosting of COP26 in Glasgow this year shines a spotlight on the UK in relation to sustainability performance, applying more pressure on organisations to demonstrate their green credentials and to encourage the development and usage of sustainable technologies in the race to net zero.


Guide to buying and selling property in Jersey

Jersey’s system of freehold conveyancing has its origins in the Public Registry established by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1602. Contracts are still passed before the Royal Court of Jersey on Friday afternoons and have been written in English since 2006. When Ogier acts for the seller, it prepares a draft deed of sale for the […]

Capacity and identity: who do you think you are?

The recent Court of Appeal case of Hamid v Francis Bradshaw Partnership has highlighted the importance of ensuring that the identity of the parties to — and the capacity of a signatory of — a contract are clear. Dr Hamid was the director and sole shareholder of a limited company, Chad Furniture Store Ltd, which traded […]

High stakes in education

The University of Law – formerly the College of Law – often leads from the front. The news that it is closing its York branch and launching in Leeds is the latest bit of flag-planting from the institution that launched in Manchester in 2009 and Bristol in 2009. It’s confidence writ large. LPC classes empty […]

Keeping the lights on in the short term — tighter margins and new balancing tools

On the same day as the Department of Energy and Climate Change published its update of the Capacity Market, which is intended to facilitate security of electricity supply from 2018 onwards, Ofgem published its annual Electricity Capacity Assessment Report showing reduced margins in the middle of the decade and an appreciably increased risk of electricity […]

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