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Rule changes affecting licence exempt supplies of electricity

By Stuart Urquhart Part 1: Electricity network charges and private wire supplies There has been a raft of recent announcements relating to aspects of energy regulation, many of them not entirely positive for developers of renewable energy projects.  This includes:- Ofgem’s consultation of 28 November proposing the removal of “embedded benefits” relating to balancing services use of system […]

Hungary: Tricks and Traps of Electronic Communication

By Kinga Hetényi, Alexandra Bognár We have seen continuous development over the past few years in the means of communication with the judiciary as well as central and local administrative bodies. But there are pitfalls one should be careful to avoid. The basics of electronic administration Electronic administration allows users to communicate efficiently with courts, authorities and […]

Don’t jump the gun! Mergers may be caught in the Romanian Competition Council’s crossfire

By Mona Banu, Cristiana Manea Gun jumping refers to premature enforcement of a merger before obtaining clearance from the competition authority. While most companies are aware of this interdiction, it can be difficult to balance the scope of the competition standstill obligation during the pre-closing period and the measures taken by the acquiring company to protect the […]

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Action urged on planning delays

Cyril Dixon reports BARRISTERS and solicitors appearing in planning inquiries face strict new guidelines to prevent ‘time- wasting’ during cross-examination. Inspectors could be urged to intervene during lengthy exchanges or to impose time limits on opening statements. The measures are among recommendations made by a firm of independent consultants following a survey of customer attitudes […]

LPC scheme fosters links in London

LEGAL Practice Course students at the University of Westminster have formed a new organisation aimed at fostering links with the legal community in and around London. The organisation, LPC Links with Legal London, is described as a “self-help group” for students without training contracts. Designed to secure work for those on the 1994/95 intake, the […]

Flotations

Norwich firm Mills & Reeve advised USM company Sentry Farming Group on its admission to the Official List by an introduction of the whole of its issued ordinary share capital.

Climb into the driving seat

As with many areas of law practice, it is critical for the right person to be dealing with the right job. While this firm’s asset recovery and consumer credit department is computerised in relation to its straightforward debt actions, certain aspects of the debt recovery process simply do not require qualified lawyers to be involved […]

Woolf 'grasps nettle' of civil reforms

LORD Woolf has called on the Government to hand pick a top judge to overhaul the civil justice system in England and Wales. The proposed appointment of a head of civil justice is among a raft of reforms suggested by the Law Lord in his interim report on access to justice. Woolf, who has ruled […]

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