Important changes are being made to the procedure for bringing judicial review proceedings in planning cases which come into force on 1 July. The changes are significant because they reduce the time limit for bringing judicial review proceedings in planning cases from three months to six weeks.
Law Firm: Nabarro | Published: 19 June 2013 | Practice Area: Planning and Development
A number of recent developments in relation to the Disclosure and Barring Service and criminal records checks will affect employers, in particular a new subscription service being launched on 17 June. The service is intended to make the vetting process of job applicants easier for employers.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 18 June 2013 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement
Russia's new Federal Law No. 44-FZ on the system of public procurement contracts, was adopted on 5 April 2013. The new law will regulate all stages of the public procurement process. Notable among these stages are planning, forming, placing and executing an order.
Law Firm: Pepeliaev Group | Published: 14 June 2013 | Practice Area: Public Procurement
In TSG Building Services PLC v South Anglia Housing Limited, the High Court held that a contractual right of termination did not have to be exercised in good faith. HSF's litigation team offers an analysis of the case's background, decision and implications.
Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 14 June 2013 | Practice Area: Practice and Procedure
You are dissatisfied with an adjudicator's decision, but pay the successful party. However, you can litigate or arbitrate the dispute afresh, hopefully with a different outcome. How long do you have to start those proceedings - does the original limitation period apply or does it start again?
Law Firm: Wragge & Co | Published: 30 May 2013 | Practice Area: Remedies and Enforcement
Hunt & Others v Optima (Cambridge) Ltd & Others is an interesting and complex decision from the Technology and Construction Court involving the development of a block of flats which went wrong from the beginning. Wragge & Co's engineering and construction team examines the decision in more detail.
Law Firm: Wragge & Co | Published: 22 May 2013 | Practice Area: Warranties
The Government recently published legislation that will relax the rules on when planning permission is needed for change of use. The new rules come into force on 30 May 2013 and are intended to assist regeneration and get empty and under-used buildings back into productive use.
Law Firm: Nabarro | Published: 20 May 2013 | Practice Area: Planning and Development
Exclusive remedies clauses frequently arise in construction contracts in the UAE and often prove to be a hotly contested issue. This article therefore considers exclusive remedies clauses from a UAE law perspective and, by comparison, briefly sets out the common law position.
Law Firm: Al Tamimi & Company | Published: 16 May 2013 | Practice Area: Remedies and Enforcement
When a key employee leaves, even on friendly terms, employers can find themselves facing difficult practical and legal issues over who to replace them with. Shoosmiths offers their top tips for succession and underlines the importance of re-examining retention strategies and policies.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 14 May 2013 | Practice Area: Termination of Contract
HSF's guide outlines the key legal developments to the coming months and years ahead, from a UK perspective. The publication contains information on a broad range of legal practice areas, including corporate, competition, construction, employment, dispute resolution, IT, finance and real estate.
Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 14 May 2013 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement
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