Fracking and the rights of landowners
Post on 17 Jan 2017
Hydraulic fracturing or ‘fracking’, as it is more colloquially known, has long been heralded as a potential, yet divisive, solution to UK energy security. With the Government’s cuts to clean energy subsidies having an injurious effect on the renewable energy sector, the direction now seems to be...
Agriculture
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Post on 17 Jan 2017
This article was first published on Lexis®PSL Commercial on 5 January 2017. Click for a free trial of Lexis®PSL. Commercial analysis: Our panel of experts considers what lies ahead for commercial lawyers in 2017.  The experts David Thompson (DT), partner at Michelmores Freya Lemon (FL), associate...
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IP Law | Intellectual Property | Unlicensed music
Post on 17 Jan 2017
The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) has recently considered a claim for additional damages by Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL), against the owner of a bar in London for its use of unlicensed music. The IPEC also dealt with the costs consequences of PPL's unaccepted settlement...
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Joint venture disputes | Agricultural Law
Post on 16 Jan 2017
Joint venture agreements are reasonably unusual arrangements within the agriculture industry. Certain forms, such as share farming, come in and out of fashion, very often as a means to enable the landowner to continue farming for tax or CAP purposes. Whatever the form of joint venture, if it comes...
Agriculture
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Litigation
April 2017 changes for UK resident non-domiciled individuals
Post on 16 Jan 2017
The rules in relation to non-UK domiciled individuals are due to change in April 2017 and we are advising clients in relation to the steps they should take in advance of these changes. The Government published further responses, draft legislation and explanatory notes on 5 December 2016. While the...
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Housing supply update | Starter Homes | Garden Settlements
Post on 16 Jan 2017
Starter Homes The government has announced that construction of the first wave of Starter Homes will begin this year in 30 local authority areas, which were selected based on their potential to deliver new homes in line with the government's objectives. These areas will receive support from the £1....
Real Estate
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Technology Law | WhatsApp Privacy
Post on 13 Jan 2017
Early last year, we featured an article discussing the use of end-to-end encryption, highlighting that there is a general trend in the market towards messaging services adopting this technology. This is partly in response to concerns many of us have about who can access our data. A year later, many...
Technology
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Post on 13 Jan 2017
Introduction This German case in the waste disposal and treatment sector is about a public-to-public arrangement that was held by the EU Court of Justice (EUCoJ) not to constitute a 'public contract' (i.e. a contract which must be procured competitively in line with EU procurement rules).  Some...
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Service of property notices by email | Agricultural Law
Post on 12 Jan 2017
Notices play a vital role in creating, implementing, maintaining and terminating legal rights for landlords and tenants of agricultural, commercial and residential tenancies. The statutory provisions which govern the service of notices vary between the different statutory regimes, so it is vital...
Agriculture
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Law firm training contract top tips
Post on 12 Jan 2017
Competition for training contracts is fiercer than ever. There are far fewer training contracts available than there are law students, so candidates need to make themselves stand out in order to secure that elusive legal Holy Grail. I set out some tips below to help you hopefully turn your...
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