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Collecting monies via adjudication and enforcement proceedings on behalf of insolvent construction companies

By Laura Taylor, Kate Onions In the landmark case of Bresco the courts confirmed that a liquidator of an insolvent company has a right to refer a dispute to adjudication at any time (See our previous blog). The courts have now provided some welcome guidance for liquidators on how an insolvent construction company can enforce a favourable adjudicator’s decision. […]

Supporting the electricity system operator – Summer hat trick

By Andrew Whitehead In these exceptional times, we have been working hard over the summer to support our client National Grid ESO in developing and rolling out a range of new balancing services products, to help maintain the security of the GB electricity system. COVID-19 has had a significant impact on society, and the electricity sector […]

Robin Hood sale to British Gas

By Adam McGiveron, Emma Bryant, Andrew Whitehead Over the summer, we have been supporting long-term client Robin Hood Energy and its owner Nottingham City Council, which have been involved in a strategic review of the energy supplier’s business which culminated in a deal, announced early in September, to sell the company’s customer book to competitor British […]

Webinar roundup: Guidance for landowners and developers

By Joanna Deffley Even with the pandemic taking over many aspects of our lives, developments are going ahead, and that means landowners and developers will still be in need of support. Below you can find a summary from a number of helpful webinars, offering guidance on a range of issues, including obtaining vacant possession and land […]

The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020

By Andrew Taylor, Tania Clench The government has given businesses some much-needed breathing space by extending measures from the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act. A number of measures introduced in the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act to protect businesses from insolvency were due to expire on 30 September 2020. The following have now been extended: Companies […]

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Shoospeak HR podcast – Episode 2: The rise of the cyberbully in the workplace

By Andrew Graham, Amy Leech Our Shoospeak HR podcast considers the recent increase in cyberbullying within the workplace and some of the issues employers are facing as a result. Shoosmiths colleagues Andy Graham, Amy Anderson and Amy Leech discuss the rise of cyberbullying within the workplace and some of the key issues employers are facing […]

New EU address requirement for food and drink labelling after Brexit

By Rachel Turnbull, Francesca Poole What are the changes? The UK Government has recently released guidance confirming a number of requirements for Food Business Operators (FBOs) who wish to export packaged food and beverages to Europe after the end of the BREXIT transition period. FBOs are advised to read this guidance in detail if required. This […]

What is the Schrems 2.0 case about?

By Nick Holland, Sarah Tedstone The case was begun by Max Schrems as a complaint to the Irish data protection authority, the Data Protection Commission (DPC), about Facebook in Ireland sending his personal data to Facebook’s US parent company making it subject to mass covert US surveillance laws. The case dealt with whether two of […]

Investigation against TikTok in Hungary – How the HCA takes on the tech world

By András Nagy The Hungarian Competition Authority (HCA) has initiated an investigation against TikTok, the popular social media platform. TikTok’s capacity to generate vast amounts of consumer data and shower its users with ads has already sounded several alarm bells as regulators attempt to make sense of the phenomena that is digitalisation. The HCA took […]


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