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Court of Appeal indicates TVGs now a less effective weapon against development

By Andrew Beck Walker Morris’ Andrew Beck explains that developers will welcome a recent Court of Appeal decision which is likely to result in Town and Village Green (TVG) applications becoming a less effective weapon against development. TVGs – The story so far In our previous briefing, we explain in some detail TVG registrations and the […]

Public Procurement 2019: Portugal

By Ana Marta Castro What is the relevant legislation regulating the award of public contracts? The Public Contracts Code (PCC), approved by Decree-Law 18/2008 of 29 January, as amended, is the key legislation regulating the award of public contracts in the Portuguese legal system. The most recently and significant amendment to the PCC was approved […]

Public Procurement 2019: Angola

By Ana Marta Castro, Raul Mota Cerveira What is the relevant legislation regulating the award of public contracts? The Public Contracts Law (PCL), approved by Law 9/16 of 16 June 2016 – which repealed earlier legislation, in particular Law 20/10 of 7 September 2010 – is considered to be the key legislation regulating the award […]

Public Procurement 2019: Cape Verde

By Ana Marta Castro, Raul Mota Cerveira What is the relevant legislation regulating the award of public contracts? There are two main legal instruments regarding the award of public contracts: the Public Procurement Code (PPC), approved by Law No. 88/ VIII/2015, of 14 April 2015, amended by Law 44/IX/2018, of 31 December 2018, and the […]

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Keeping faith in the system

Last December, the legal establishment in Hong Kong was shaken by accusations from the colony’s Bar Association that the standard of prosecution had deteriorated over the past year. The deterioration was blamed on the Attorney General, Jeremy Matthews, putting cost-cutting before the administration of justice. The association was referring to what it considers to be […]

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PERHAPS not even the Truth Phone would have helped the Serious Fraud Office in its attempts to prosecute (alleged) fraudsters. A combined telephone, “Covert Electronic Lie Detector”, and micro-cassette recorder, the Truth Phone is described as “the world’s first telephone that can discern between truth and deception”, and is “perfect for all your important conversations”. […]

Scots ombudsman to get new powers

SCOTTISH solicitors and advocates face compensation claims of up to £1,000 under a proposed extension to Scottish Legal Service Ombudsman powers. Announced by the Scottish Office last week, the move will bring the Scottish ombudsman’s powers more into line with those of his English counterpart, Michael Barnes. The proposed changes allow the Scottish ombudsman to […]

Stockbroking merger plans for wedding in March

Linklaters & Paines and Slaughter and May advised on both sides of the latest City stockbroking merger which created a leading new investment management house with around £3 billion funds under management. The new firm, Quilter & Co, is expected to come into effect in March at the earliest, and will be dedicated to serving […]

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