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Portugal: National ocean strategy

The Portuguese government has issued a Council of Ministers Resolution approving the 2021-2030 National Ocean Stratgy, a programmatic document governing ocean-related political actions and enshrining the government’s commitment to protect the ocean and ensure the sustainable development of its many opportunities.

Councils – don’t lose the right to charge CIL

In a recent case, a series of events meant that a council was prevented from charging CIL. The case of R (on the application of Trent) v Hertsmere Borough Council [2021] acts as a useful reminder of the steps that need to be taken.

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Network Rail prepares to revamp legal panel under new general counsel

Network Rail has invited 20 firms including Clifford Chance, Eversheds and Simmons & Simmons to pitch for its external legal panel as the transport infrastructure group’s new general counsel prepares to review its roster of advisers. The company, which owns and operates much of the UK’s rail infrastructure, has asked all its 12 current panel […]

Eclipse Legal Systems cements position as Government Portal leader

PRESS INFORMATION:November 2012 “While many IT solution providers struggle with developing Portal solutions, we have created a market-leading proposition.” Eclipse Legal Systems, the sector’s largest independent software solutions provider, has announced the successful rollout of its A2A “Release 2” update. Following The Ministry of Justice’s 2010 ruling, all Road Traffic Accident (RTA) claims of a […]

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Herbies named as defendant in London Underground’s negligence claim against Freshfields

Legacy Herbert Smith has been joined as a defendant with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in a £140m professional negligence claim being pursued by London Underground (LUL). Herbert Smith has instructed Fountain Court’s Tim Dutton QC to defend the claim, which is set down for a four-week hearing next October. One Essex Court heavyweight Laurence Rabinowitz QC […]

Mark Stephens

Tears at bedtime

Many media companies are going to wish they’d treated the Leveson Inquiry with a sterilised barge pole, says Mark Stephens On 6 July 2011, when David Cameron first announced the Leveson Inquiry, like most lawyers, I was inundated with requests for advice from media clients. I told all of them to steer well clear. It […]

Jane Keir

Kingsley Napley names family head as next senior partner

Kingsley Napley’s senior partner Christopher Murray has announced that he will retire from the firm next year, to be replaced by the firm’s family head. Murray will step down as senior partner and retire from the partnership on 1 May 2013, making way for family head Jane Keir, who also used to be managing partner […]

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