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By Robert Moore
Landmark court judgment sanctions Severn Trent's takeover of Dee Valley despite 'share splitting' attempts to frustrate the statutory purpose of schemes of arrangement.
By Mark Lloyd-Williams, Ann Levin, James Doe, David Nitek
In SSE Generation Limited v Hochtief Solutions AG and another decided on 21st December 2016, the Court of Session in Scotland considered a contractor's potential design liability under the NEC Form of Contract.
By Isaac Zailer, Bradley Phillips, Aurell Taussig
Last week the Government published its consultation document on the taxation of partnerships.
By Howard Watson
On 27 October 2009 the Sentencing Guidelines Council ("SGC") published their long awaited Consultation Guideline.
By Alexander Oddy
In the recent case of Nicholas G Jones v (1) Environcom Limited (2) Environcom England Limited and MS PLC t/a Miles Smith Insurance Brokers [2010] EWHC 759 (Comm) Mr Justice David Steel restated the broker's duty to inform its client of its disclosure obligations.
By David Brynmor Thomas
Following the establishment of LCIA India as a centre for arbitration a year ago, on 17 April 2010, the much anticipated LCIA India Rules (the "Rules") were launched and published on LCIA India's website http://www.lcia-india.org.
By Paul Lewis, Alexander Oddy, Howard Watson
Draft court rules to govern "collective proceedings" were published on 3 February by a working group set up by the Civil Justice Council.
By Stephen Wisking, Elizabeth McKnight, Craig Pouncey
On 4 March 2009, the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) published its judgment on an appeal by Tesco against the Competition Commission (CC) findings in its final report on the UK groceries market.
By Chris Parsons, Nimi Patel
As a destination for foreign investors, India is fast closing the gap on China to become the world's most popular investment hub. Figures released by the country's Reserve Bank in August 2008 showed that foreign direct investment in India for the first quarter of this financial year exceeded the total received in 2005/06.
By Christopher Rees, Kate Brimsted, Nick Gardner
In December 2008 a group of credit card issuers increased the information they share with each other to include so-called "behavioural" account data for the first time. It is hoped that this will assist lenders to predict which customers, or prospective customers, are at greater risk of over-indebtedness and to support responsible lending by preventing "credit crises" on an individual scale.
By Nicholas Peacock, Robert Hunt
It is often difficult for drafters to know when an exclusion clause goes too far and might be struck out for being unreasonable under the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977 (UCTA).
By Mark Turner, Dominic Callaghan
A recent US court ruling is a harsh reminder that unless customers are given sufficient notice of changes to online contracts the changes will not be binding.
By Sue Chadwick, Matthew White
The Planning White Paper issued in May this year is the strongest indication yet that the Government is embracing the need for economic development as a factor to be taken into account when determining planning applications.
By Julie Vaughan
The Government published on 24th May 2007 its revised 20-year waste strategy. Rather than re-writing the previous strategy in its entirety, the new strategy document includes proposals which build on those set out in 2000.
By Louise Moore, Paul Ryan
In its decision in R (on the application of National Grid Gas plc) v Environment Agency (delivered on 27 June, 2007) the House of Lords has considered a number of important issues as regards present-day corporate responsibilities for acts of statutory predecessor businesses in respect of liabilities for historic land contamination.
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