As the Department for the Economy in Northern Ireland (DfE) continues to formulate future policy for renewable energy, it has published detailed research on “The Future of Renewables in Northern Ireland”.
Following the arrest of a man on suspicion of defrauding the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) by £495,000, HMRC has now published guidance to help employers who have received grants under the scheme that they were not entitled to receive.
Nowhere near enough homes in the right places – just one of the failings of the current planning system according to the Prime Minister in his foreword to the new White Paper: Planning for the Future released on 6 August.
The Government has published its long-awaited white paper on planning reform, which seeks views on 24 proposals. In this legal insight we look at the key areas that have been targeted for reform.
There have been several changes to the planning system in recent months, reflecting the response to Covid-19 and most recently in support of the Prime Minister’s evocation to ‘build, build, build’.
BNA has approved new rules applicable to foreign exchange transactions carried out by individuals.
On 7 August 2020, Decree 5/2020 of the Council of Ministers was published, approving the Vienna Convention of 1980 on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (the “Convention”), making Portugal its newest signatory state.
In the UK, it is common for mutual-enforceability covenants (the nature of such covenants is explained below) to be found in the leases of flats located in apartment blocks. The enforcement of such a covenant was considered by the UK Supreme Court in Duval v 11-13 Randolph Crescent Ltd  UKSC 18. While such mutual-enforceability covenants are (to the best of the author’s knowledge) not used in the Cayman Islands, the decision offers important lessons about leasehold obligations, especially where the same landlord enters into leases with multiple tenants in the same building.
Where a potential judgment debtor in “onshore” proceedings threatens to dissipate its assets, the plaintiff may face a Pyrrhic victory with no assets against which to enforce its judgment. Where the defendant is a Cayman company or has assets in Cayman, the Cayman Court has a statutory jurisdiction to grant a freezing injunction in aid of those foreign proceedings, which can extend to the worldwide assets of the defendant.
When students receive their A-Level and GCSE results on 13 August and 20 August 2020 respectively, the usual mixture of emotions will fill homes throughout England.
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Taylor Wessing has worked with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati on a new technology product to help clients concoct their return to the office strategy, the latest step in a non-exclusive agreement relationship struck by the two firms in 2019. The firms relied on software development work carried out by SixFifty, a technology subsidiary owned […]
A High Court scrap between the Bank of San Juan Internacional (BSJ) and Venezuela’s state-owned Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) is ongoing after Mr Justice Foxton adjourned Allen & Overy’s bid for summary judgment. This occurred during a hearing that took place at the end of last month, during which time Dentons came on record for […]
The London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUPC) is seeking firms for its new £30m panel. LUPC has kicked off a multi-provider framework agreement, which will also be available to to its partner members; North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium (NEUPC), North Western Universities Purchasing Consortium (NWUPC), Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium (SUPC), Higher Education Purchasing Consortium, Wales (HEPCW). […]
Simpson Thacher’s litigation lawyers generated more than $3m each last year, placing the New York firm at the top of the revenue per lawyer (RPL) ranking in the new Global Litigation 50 report, The Lawyer can reveal. Indeed, Simpson Thacher ($3.02m) is the only firm with an RPL figure above $3m. Its closest competitors are […]
DLA Piper is set to shake up the UK’s litigation funding market by introducing its own client pot worth £150m, financed in part by a new platform. The funding product is the result of a collaboration between DLA, Litigation Capital Management (LCM) and new third-party funder, Aldersgate Funding. Aldersgate Funding will be led by former […]
Students on the Bar Professional Training Course have voiced their anger after technical problems derailed their first online exam. Following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, the BSB delayed certain BPTC exams until August then, following an outcry from students, announced the exams would be take place online instead. The delivery method chosen to allow students […]