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Litigants in Person – Questions should clarify, not lead

By Rachel Elgar The recent case of Global Corporate Ltd v Hale [1] has yet again demonstrated some of the difficulties that can be encountered by the courts and represented parties when dealing with litigants in person (LiPs). We have written previously in some detail about the rising number of LiPs and the fact that case law confirms […]

Licensing news England and Wales: December 2018

By Piers Warne This month in summary Government begins consultation on licensing Airside alcohol Top Licensing Tip: keeping festivities fun Pubs are failing to properly monitor gambling machines, Gambling Commission reports Gambling Commission publishes new report on children and gambling trends

Clean energy investment: An introduction to private equity

By Nick Rains In our previous article we provided an overview of the clean energy sector for those investors who wanted to learn more about the potential investment opportunities. In this edition of the Clean Energy Investment series we turn our attention to private equity, and the opportunities this provides to developers of renewable energy projects.

EU Commission clarifies categories of food supplement additives

By Aude Mahy, Aleksandra Sanak The European Commission has recently amended the Union list of additives authorised for use in food supplements. These products were categorized by their form of supply: solid, liquid and syrup-type or chewable. The latter category often led to interpretation issues. Following the discussions with Member States, the Commission decided to […]

HighQ launches AI survey, aiming to sift through the hype

When it comes to artificial intelligence in the legal industry, the number of platform options are soaring with almost 70 companies focused on creating AI-enabled legal technology solutions, according to a LawGeex report. It’s also clear that firms and other businesses will want to evaluate and invest in multiple AI platforms to solve different problems, […]

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Having read Teresa Gorman’s viewpoint in The Lawyer 10 December with a certain amount of curiosity, I was interested to see her refer to “the closed shop arrangement, whereby only solicitors or one of the other professionals can open the door to a barrister”. Perhaps she could consult with one of her numerous barrister colleagues […]

Court rules benefit refusal unreasonable

The High Court has found that South Gloucestershire County Council was unreasonable in refusing housing benefit to a woman who was living in one of her father’s houses. The Housing Review Board had backed the council’s decision to cancel Victoria Dadds’ housing benefit in November 1995 because she was living in a building that was […]

Lawyers issue warning on Asylum Act

Immigration lawyers are warning that Government plans to create a new offence of employing people who do not have permission to work in the UK may mean employers will fall foul of the Race Relations Act. Section 8 of the Asylum and Immigration Act will be brought into force on the 27 January 1997, despite […]

Litigation Personal Injury 17/12/96

Hirrell v Securicor Ltd – QBD, 28 October 1996 Claimant: Frances Hirrell, Incident: Road traffic accident Injuries: Claimant injured in accident in which she was motorcycle pillion passenger. Described in court as a “gre- garious, out-going” woman who had worked as a booking clerk for a motorcycle dispatch firm, her life was said to have […]

Court rules benefit refusal unreasonable

The High Court has found that South Gloucestershire County Council was unreasonable in refusing housing benefit to a woman who was living in one of her father’s houses. The Housing Review Board had backed the council’s decision to cancel Victoria Dadds’ housing benefit in November 1995 because she was living in a building that was […]

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