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Terminating a joint venture and the consequences

United Kingdom - July 18 2013 This is the latest article in our series exploring joint ventures in the Energy & Natural Resources sector. Previously we considered the legal

Four landmark cases that changed the legal landscape in the UK

United Kingdom - September 15 2017 The UK legal system is one that is based on precedence and case law. Over the course of hundreds of years, the courts have made decisions that impact

Approbation and reprobation Scots law under development

United Kingdom - March 14 2012 The maxim of ‘approbate and reprobate’ reflects the principle whereby a person cannot both approve and reject an instrument, often more commonly described as blowing hot and cold, or having one’s cake and eating it too

Who owns employees’ emails? Lessons to be learned from a failed interim injunction application

European Union, United Kingdom - October 27 2017 A recent High Court decision, when coupled with a ruling of the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights, provides useful guidance for

What is the Salisbury Convention?

United Kingdom - January 22 2007 One of the consequence of Britain having an unwritten constitution is that the House of Commons and the House of Lords often have to rely on unenforceable conventions in their dealings with one another

Facebook launches its own Supreme Court

United Kingdom, USA - September 18 2019 The challenge of hate speech and illegal content has been written about here before. Give people the ability to express their view and they will

Health and safety in agriculture: safety risks on farms

United Kingdom - September 11 2019 Health and safety issues in the agricultural and rural sector are a matter of significant and pressing concern - so much so, in fact, that the Chair

VAR: is technology in football changing the very fabric of the sport?

United Kingdom - September 11 2019 Ever since the FIFA Women’s World Cup in the summer, barely a week has gone by without the new Video Assistant Referee (VAR) causing controversy and

Viagogo finally complies with court order to escape further CMA legal action

United Kingdom - September 6 2019 The secondary ticket market has been the subject of investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) for a number of years, a subject we

Gift or loan: helping offspring onto the housing ladder

United Kingdom - September 2 2019 Taking the first step on the housing ladder has become a daunting prospect for the younger generation