“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

The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement: a new world with new rules (British Tax Review)


This article by Timothy Lyons QC was first published for British Tax Review Issue 1, 2021, by Sweet & Maxwell Limited and is reproduced by agreement with the Publishers. Please… Read more »

CategoryArticles Author Timothy Lyons QC BL Advocaat/Avocat, Brussels Bar Date

Fighting Fraud And Match Fixing In Esports – Daniel Kozelko writes for LawInSport


In May 2021 EPIC Esports Events, in association with the Russian eSports Federation (RESF), organised and ran the EPIC CIS League Spring 2021[1]. The event has given rise to a lot… Read more »

CategoryArticles Author Daniel Kozelko 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

Episode 5: Fatal Accident Act Claims. Part 1 – Care Claims


Emily Formby QC and Romilly Cummerson discuss damages in fatal accident claims over three episodes of Civil Law Cast.  This first episode focusses particularly on care claims.  There are two… Read more »

CategoryCivil Law Cast, Podcasts & Other Media Author Emily Formby QC, Romilly Cummerson Date

Mental Capacity Report – June 2021


Welcome to the June 2021 Mental Capacity Report. Highlights this month include: (1) In the Health, Welfare and Deprivation of Liberty Report: substance over form in DoLS authorisations, complex questions… Read more »

CategoryNewsletters Author Victoria Butler-Cole QC, Simon Edwards, Neil Allen, Katharine Scott, Alexander Ruck Keene, Annabel Lee, Nicola Kohn, Arianna Kelly, Rachel Sullivan, Stephanie David Date

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