“No Go Lugano”: the EU formally withholds it’s consent to the UK joining the Lugano Convention 2007

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“No Go Lugano”: the EU formally withholds it’s consent to the UK joining the Lugano Convention 2007


The European Commission has formally rejected the UK’s application to accede to the Lugano Convention on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of civil and commercial matters that was concluded… Read more »

CategoryArticles, News Author Michael McParland QC Date

High Court Makes Important Ruling on Agricultural Buildings


This week the High Court (Lang J) handed down judgment in the case of R (Smolas) v Herefordshire Council [2021] EWHC 1663 (Admin). She applied the recent Court of Appeal… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Daniel Stedman Jones Date

Infected Blood Inquiry Hearings


The Infected Blood Inquiry continues to hear evidence from a wide range of witnesses including clinicians, politicians, campaigners, infected and affected individuals, into what has been called the worst treatment… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Charlie Cory-Wright QC, Eleanor Grey QC, Jenni Richards QC, Katharine Scott, Annabel Lee, Adam Boukraa, Gethin Thomas, Daniel Kozelko Date

Planning Enforcement Time Limits and Revocation of Certificates of Lawfulness


In R (Ocado) v Islington LBC [2021] EWHC 1509 (Admin), Holgate J considered what he described as “important issues of planning law” relating firstly to the calculation of the 10… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Richard Wald QC Date

Rapid Response Guidance Note: Vaccination and Mental Capacity


The Court of Protection team has been asked to advise on a number of occasions as to the legal position in relation to vaccination for COVID-19. What follows is a… Read more »

CategoryNews, Newsletters Author Vikram Sachdeva QC, Victoria Butler-Cole QC, Neil Allen, Alexander Ruck Keene, Nicola Kohn Date

David Hopkins writes for LawInSport on Heath Streak’s eight year ban from cricket


In April this year, the International Cricket Council (“ICC”) announced that Heath Streak, Zimbabwe’s all-time leading wicket taker, had been banned from cricket for eight years following his admission that… Read more »

CategoryArticles, News Author David Hopkins Date

David Sawtell gives paper on causation on construction law to the Society of Construction Law


On 8 June 2021, David Sawtell gave his paper, ‘Causation in Construction Law: Time for a re-statement?’ on 8 June 2021. David set out to re-state how causation affects construction… Read more »

CategoryNews Author David Sawtell Date

Stansted Airport expansion granted on appeal with a full award of costs


Manchester Airport Group has secured planning permission to increase passenger numbers at Stansted Airport from 35 to 43 million passengers per annum (whilst remaining within its existing overall movement cap),… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Thomas Hill QC, Paul Stinchcombe QC, Richard Wald QC, Philippa Jackson Date

Quintin Fraser successfully resists the Claimant’s application to appeal following a trial in which a future loss of earnings claim of £605,000 was assessed at £45,000


On 20 May 2021 Mr Justice Henshaw dismissed the Claimant’s application to appeal the judgment of Recorder Bebb QC which had been handed down on 6 April 2020.  The Claimant,… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Quintin Fraser Date

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