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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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Richards Butler wins anti-piracy court victory

Richards Butler has won the UK’s largest anti-piracy case, involving a fraudster who had been sought since the late 1980s.The British Phonographic Industry, the body that represents the music industry, instructed the firm’s specialist anti-piracy unit headed by Mike Northern. The scale of the case meant that local trading standards and police in Essex did […]

Hackney Council hires law director

A former solicitor of Brighton & Hove City Council has joined Hackney Council as its director of law and probity. Claer Lloyd-Jones’s first task is to establish a panel of firms, including at least one national firm, and chambers. She hopes to make Hackney Council’s current outsourcing system more formal. “Work is outsourced in a […]

Fox & Gibbons off the hook

Seven partners of a former Middle East firm bought out by Denton Wilde Sapte have avoided a claim of more than $600m (£419m) made by a company owned by the ruler of Dubai.

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