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Permission for 500 homes in the Green Belt

This is a good example of how the appeal process can work for well-planned major schemes in the Green Belt. It is a positive sign for the promotion and delivery of such schemes beyond lockdown.

Criminal deportation appeal before the Upper Tribunal

In a determination handed down very recently, in case HU/16349/2018, Upper Tribunal Bruce allowed an appeal by a South African national who had been in the UK since a very young age. It was a long-running and complex case, involving a very vulnerable appellant. The judge was satisfied that the very high test to challenge […]

Adjournments, remote hearings and extensions of time during Covid-19

High Court considers relevant principles in the context of COVID-19 1. In a judgment published on 20th April 2020, HHJ Eyre QC, after sitting (remotely) in a High Court hearing by way of Skype, has provided welcome guidance as to the approach to be taken when considering whether hearings should proceed remotely or be adjourned […]

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Vicarious liability in the Supreme Court: Morrisons strike back

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. So the famous saying goes. It is unlikely that Morrisons supermarkets – or Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc to give its full title – had that saying in mind when having a second go at arguing the issue of vicarious liability in front of the Supreme Court: Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc v Various Claimants [2020] UKSC 12 (“Various Claimants”). Full disclosure, mine is a Morrisons supermarket-of-choice-household.

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CEE legislation tracker: Czech Republic

Banking & Finance, Capital Markets Interest-free state loans and guarantees Following the first three credit and guarantee initiatives COVID I, II and COVID Prague designed for the small and medium sized enterprises, the Ministry of Industry and Trade (“MoIT”) and the Czech-Moravian Guarantee and Development Bank (“CMGDB”) are now planning a COVID III guarantee. COVID […]

CEE legislation tracker: Turkey

Banking & Finance, Capital Markets Article 23 to 27 of the Capital Markets Law (governing material transactions and minority shareholders, including the right to exit, the offer to buy shares, the obligation to buy shares, the right to sell) will not apply to the transactions of the Turkey Wealth Fund, sub-funds and companies that will […]

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A second partner from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s disputes team has left the firm after an internal investigation. Tom Snelling has left the firm, having been made a partner at Freshfields in 2010. He has been involved in a range of cases while at the magic circle firm, including acting for former tobacco manufacturer Gallaher on […]

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Cuts expected as Sainsbury’s panel process gets underway

Sainsbury’s is kickstarting a review of its £10m-a-year legal panel and is likely to axe  the number of external firms it uses. “We’ve got an insanely competitive retail market at the moment and a lot of retailers are under a lot of pressure – and we’re no different,” said legal services director Nick Grant. “It’s […]

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BT parts ways with legal tech business after eight years

Telecoms giant BT has sold its legal technology business Tikit, with legal advisers including Kirkland & Ellis and Addleshaw Goddard. The sale came after BT scanned the market for potential buyers as part of a divestment process that began in the summer of 2019. Financial terms were not disclosed. Tikit provides technology solutions to legal […]

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