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Welsh judicial reviews must in the future be issued and heard in Wales

The Administrative Court in Wales is about to enter the third iteration of its existence. Phase one and the birth of the Administrative Court in Wales came in 1999 with the devolution settlement. Phase two began in 2009 with the establishment of the Administrative Court in Wales and the Administrative Court Office in Wales, both based in Cardiff. Phase three will begin on 1 October 2020 as a result of key changes governing where Welsh judicial review claims (as well as all other Welsh Administrative Court cases) must be issued and heard.

Parole Board decision quashed on grounds of procedural unfairness

In R(Grinham) v the Parole Board of England & Wales and the Secretary of State for Justice [2020] EWHC 2140 (Admin) the High Court quashed a decision of the Parole Board where it found that a prisoner’s oral hearing and a subsequent decision, refusing his release, had been marred by procedural unfairness.

Possession proceedings in a post-stay world: a CPR update

Back in March 2020 the world became a very unusual place. The government rushed to help us to navigate that world with guidance (and more guidance) which we all tried to keep abreast of as it appeared on an almost daily basis with regard to all manner of things. In the world of possession proceedings, the first key development for practitioners was MHCLG’s press release of 18th March 2020 which suggested a “complete ban on evictions” and that “no renter in either social or private accommodation will be forced out of their home during this difficult time”.

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Swiss Federal Supreme Court follows the practice of EPO’s Board of Appeal on singling out

In a recent decision (4A_613/2019, 11 May 2020), the Swiss Federal Supreme Court (Supreme Court) followed the practice of the Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office (EPO) as it held that the singling out of single features from two separate lists of features and therefore the combination of these  two specific features constitutes an extension of the subject-matter of the patent application leading to its nullity.

Recent Commercial Court decision highlights the importance of strict compliance with claim notification provisions in share and business sale and purchase agreements

In a recently delivered decision, Dodika Limited & Others v. United Luck Group Holdings Limited [2020] EWHC 2101 (Comm), Mr Peter MacDonald Eggers QC (sitting as a Deputy Judge of the Commercial Court) has ruled that a notice of claim under a tax covenant contained in a share sale and purchase agreement (SPA) failed to comply with the requirements of the claim notification provisions in the SPA. As a result, a sum of USD 50 million held in escrow was liable to be released to the SPA sellers.

Cyber security: Proactivity vs reactivity

Worried about the rise in cyber crime? Peter Yapp explains to Counter Terror Business Magazine how to “expect the unexpected” and get proactive when it comes to cyber security.

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HSF bids farewell to Berlin after strategy review

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) is set to shut down its Berlin office before the end of the year after a consultation exercise around its Continental Europe strategy. The closure of the office in the German capital, which houses 10 lawyers, four trainees and five business services staff, will not affect existing premises in Frankfurt and […]

Leicester City legal chief takes up new role ahead of Commonwealth Games

Caroline McGrory, who has led Leicester City FC’s legal team for two years, has joined as general counsel of Birmingham’s 2022 Commonwealth Games. McGrory joined the sporting event’s team in April and is responsible for the management of all legal issues regarding the organisation, operation and staging of the Commonwealth Games. Birmingham 2022 confirmed that […]

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