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Energy from waste sites: can you adjudicate?

Power generation sites have long created an issue for adjudications. Section 105(2)(c) of the Housing Grants Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (the ‘Construction Act’) provides a partial exclusion from its terms, including the right to adjudicate, where a site’s primary activity is power generation. Many sites, however, do more than just generate power. How do you work out a site’s primary activity?

Three steps forward for Scottish hospitality industry

Thursday 2 July 2020 brought a number of announcements of real interest and importance to the Scottish hospitality industry, and three standout. First, confirmation that outdoor hospitality spaces such as beer gardens and pavement cafes, can open as planned from Monday 6 July (subject to licensing). Second, an indication that on entering phase 3 of […]

National hydrogen strategy

The approval of EN‑H2 comes about in the context of the objectives of decarbonisation of the economy and of energy transition that have been assumed by the Portuguese Government. The main objective of EN‑H2 is the gradual introduction of hydrogen into the energy sector and other sectors of the economy. Therefore, the measures now proposed are intended to boost the production, storage and consumption of hydrogen.

Sustainable finance: Taxonomy regulation

The establishment of this unified classification system for environmentally sustainable activities will allow investors to redirect their investments towards more sustainable technologies and businesses.


Eversheds manager on rough road to glory

What were you doing when you were three years old? Trying to shove square bricks into round holes? Drawing on walls? At three, Eversheds’ business support manager Nichola Anderson was already riding BMX bikes. And at seven she was British champion. During her career (that is, if you can call anything that a seven-year-old does […]

Australia’s Atanaskovic Hartnell launches base in City

Ten-partner Sydney Atanaskovic Hartnell has opened an office in London, reversing the trend for UK firms flocking to Australia. The firm’s four-lawyer London team is headed by founding and managing partner John Atanaskovic, who splits his time between Sydney and London. The London office, which practises mainly English law, intends to advise blue-chip UK and […]


Paedophile victim sues LSC over ‘unmerited’ legal aid

A paedophile victim who was unable to recover compensation from her alleged attacker because he was granted legal aid is suing the Legal Services Commission (LSC) over the decision to award him the funding. The victim said she was left having to pay legal costs of more than £111,000 for a successful private claim against […]


Eversheds offers alternative to partner with director role

Eversheds is introducing the role of legal director at the firm, as an alternative career path to partnership. Candidates will start applying for the new role before the end of 2011, with the first batch of promotions expected to be made in May 2012. In some offices outside the UK, legal directors will be known […]


Apax secondment proves sticking point as Weil waits on funds star

Weil Gotshal & Manges’ new City funds team may have to start life without star associate Stephen Fox if the Clifford Chance hire does not return from a secondment at Apax Partners. Fox was widely tipped for partnership at the magic circle firm, but followed a team of three funds partners and a tax partner […]

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