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Climate change in intellectual property

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • Global, United Kingdom
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  • September 11 2009

The latest climate change topic which illustrates the wide spectrum of views and interests is that of intellectual property

Flooding insurance at risk?

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 29 2010

In July 2008 we commented on the growing problem that flooding presents to the insurance market and outlined how the Government were proposing to tackle the issue in England and Wales following the major floods of 2007

Warning to developers about potential extent of environmental liability

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • May 28 2010

In a previous edition we examined a case which considered the standard of care for developers developing brownfield sites

Sewerage - the role of planning authorities and the right to connect

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 28 2010

The decision of the Supreme Court in the case of Barratt Homes Limited v Welsh Water 2009 UKSC 13, in December 2009 marks the end of a long-running litigation seeking to clarify the extent of rights under the Water Industry Act to connect to sewerage infrastructure

The saga continues - Albion Water and access pricing in the English and Welsh water industry

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 12 2007

In this long running case, the Court of Appeal has granted Dwr Cymru (on 26 July) leave to appeal the Competition Appeal Tribunal's (the CAT) finding that Dwr Cymru had abused its dominant position by setting an access charge that resulted in a margin squeeze on Albion Water (Albion

Do you have the energy?

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 30 2011

Earlier this year we wrote about the Coalition Government’s plans to promote improvement of energy efficiency of existing buildings, namely the Green Deal

Flood risk management issues for developers and landowners

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 25 2011

Recent news stories have highlighted that flooding events are becoming more and more common throughout the world and, whether or not you believe that to be down to climate change and global warming, flood risk management is becoming increasingly relevant

DECC's response to the consultation on the proposed offshore carbon dioxide storage licensing regime

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 7 2010

On 27 August 2010 the Department of Energy & Climate Change ("DECC") published a response to the September 2009 consultation on the proposed offshore carbon dioxide storage licensing regime

New FOISA enforcement strategy announced

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 10 2008

Three years have elapsed since the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) and the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (EIRs) came into force

How lawful is an energy windfall tax?

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 8 2008

Whilst the debate surrounding a possible 'windfall tax' on the profits of energy companies has concentrated on political and economic issues, would such a tax be lawful?