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Scottish Coal disclaimer: written decision from the Court of Session
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 25 2013

We recently reported on the Court of Session's decision that a liquidator of a company being wound up in Scotland may abandon both heritable property


Sewerage - the role of planning authorities and the right to connect
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • 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


Energy performance certificates
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 3 2008

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) are being introduced throughout the UK in implementation of the European Directive 200291EC


Building a sustainable future
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 28 2009

Recent climate change legislation imposes challenging targets for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, and it is fast becoming clear that the UK will find it impossible to meet its declared environmental targets without reducing the carbon emissions from buildings and those generated during construction


Water companies: not public authorities under Environmental Information Regulations
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 13 2011

The Upper Tribunal (Administrative Appeals Chamber), in Smartsource Drainage & Water Reports Limited ("Smartsource") v The Information Commissioner, has upheld the decision of the Information Commissioner ("IC") and found that privatised water and sewerage companies do not fall within the definition of public authorities for the purposes of the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 ("the Regulations"


Low Carbon opportunities in the food and drinks sector
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 21 2012

The shift to a Low Carbon economy is already underway and businesses across a range of sectors must get ready for it


Protective expenses order rules coming into force
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 19 2013

Further to the Scottish Government's response in October 2012 to its consultation "Legal Challenges to Decisions by Public Authorities under the


National Park aims and assessment under habitats legislation
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 29 2012

Campaigners have recently lost a legal challenge against the adoption of a local plan for the Cairngorms National Park


Unconventional oil and gas business rates in England
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 14 2014

On 13 January 2014, the Government announced that councils in England can expect to receive millions of pounds in business rates from shale gas


An overview of the Energy White Paper 2007
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 5 2007

The DTI published the Energy White Paper on 23 May 2007