NEWS

2017 News and Legal Cases/Activity from Prospect Law

May:

  • Prospect instructed to advise US construction corporate on technical and legal aspects of market entry into UK nuclear decommissioning (May 2017)
  • Prospect instructed to advise a major independent power producer specialising in Demand Side Reduction on compliance with the Capacity Market rules (May 2017)
  • Prospect receives judgment in Brent London Borough Council v. Harsha Shah and Others, a successful four handed prosecution involving the UK Border Agency with approximately 35 charges all concerning the unlawful development and operation of a House in Multiple Occupation under the Housing Act 2004, as reported in the Guardian, the London Bulletin and getwestlondon (May 2017)
  • Prospect instructed to advise a Middle East based power producer on the Capacity Market rules applicable to the configuration options for a particular generating site in the UK (May 2017)
  • Prospect instructed by a UK chemical sealant producer to issue an appeal against the refusal of a Tier 2 visa application for South East Asian staff employed in the UK (May 2017)
  • Prospect instructed to advise on the scope of ongoing criminal liability for developers of outdoor advertisement displays under the provisions of Section 224 of the 1990 Town and Country Planning Act and Regulation 30 of the Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) Regulations 2007, where a Notice has been served and appealed according to Sections 225A and 225B of the 1990 Act (May 2017)
  • Prospect instructed to apply to the High Court for an injunction under Section 187B of the 1990 Town and Country Planning Act to prevent the ongoing use of an unlawful property development in London as an outdoor entertainment venue (May 2017)
  • Prospect attends Nuclear Institute 70th North West dinner in Manchester (May 2017)
  • Prospect secures a criminal conviction at Willesden Magistrates’ Court for ongoing failure to comply with an Enforcement Notice under Section 179(2) of the 1990 Town and Country Planning Act (May 2017)

April:

  • Prospect instructed by a major US listed infrastructure group on its UK market entry strategy and the legal matters arising from this including dealing with immigration/visa and regulatory issues connected with establishing a joint venture and subsidiary office in the UK (April 2017)
  • Prospect instructed to advise in relation to the scope of obligations to clean up contaminated land by successor owners under the provisions of section 78F of the 1990 Environmental Protection Act (April 2017)
  • Prospect instructed to advise a commercial developer on a prosecution brought by an East London local planning authority under section 179 of the 1990 Town and Country Planning Act and a related claim under the 2002 Proceeds of Crime Act for failure to comply with the requirements of a planning Enforcement Notice (April 2017)
  • Prospect instructed to advise on developments in international nuclear liabilities regimes (April 2017)
  • Prospect instructed to advise on outsourcing arrangements within the nuclear supply chain (April 2017)
  • Prospect instructed to advise on information security within the nuclear industry (April 2017)
  • Prospect commercial lawyer provides commentary on the negotiation process and legal implications of Brexit for a  Beijing based Chinese radio station (April 2017)
  • Prospect acts in the prosecution at Willesden Magistrates’ Court of a commercial development company for various breach of license and other environmental offences concerning the provision of hostel accommodation in North London (April 2017)

March:

  • Prospect Law’s recent cases dealing with enforcement notice appeals concerning the unlawful change of use of dwellinghouses into Houses of Multiple Occupancy (HMOs) form part of a report in the Sunday Times (March 2017)
  • Prospect nuclear lawyers invited to address the House of Commons Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Select Committee Meeting on the impact of Brexit and the potential departure of the UK from the Euratom Treaty (March 2017)
  • Prospect nuclear energy specialist lawyers publish Power: A Practical Handbook as joint authors (March 2017)
  • Prospect granted leave for urgent consideration of an application for permission for Judicial Review of legislation passed by BEIS in January 2017 amending August 2016 changes to the RHI scheme (March 2017)
  • Prospect instructed to advise on potential contract models for nuclear decommissioning (March 2017)
  • Prospect instructed to develop terms for the procurement of radioactive waste transport containers (March 2017)
  • Prospect instructed to initiate Judicial Review proceedings concerning the failure of a West London local planning authority to exercise enforcement powers against the unlawful mooring of vessels in tidal waters for residential use on the River Thames (March 2017)
  • Prospect represents Wokingham Borough Council at a Public Inquiry concerning the unlawful residential development of land in West Berkshire (March 2017)
  • Prospect advises on commercial legal issues concerning a contract dispute in the London Court of International Arbitration (March 2017)

February:

  • Prospect successfully defends an appeal and wins full costs for its client local authority at a Public Inquiry into a planning enforcement notice served under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 in respect of the unlawful development of property in London (February 2017)
  • Prospect instructed to advise a UK renewable energy developer on a potential claim for damages for breach of contract and negligence concerning construction issues affecting wind turbines in the Midlands (February 2017)
  • Prospect successfully represents a North London local authority in seeking the refusal of leave to bring a Judicial Review claim in respect of a criminal prosecution for planning offences under s. 179 (2) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (February 2017)
  • Prospect instructed to advise a major North American infrastructure developer on UK employment and immigration issues concerning specialist engineers and construction experts (February 2017)
  • Prospect instructed to advise a UK developer about the validity of a historic grant of planning permission in relation to a residential development site in Yorkshire (February 2017)
  • Prospect instructed to advise in connection with a review of UK radioactive waste policy and strategy (February 2017)
  • Prospect instructed to represent Wokingham Borough Council at a Public Inquiry under s. 78 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 concerning the development of land for residential purposes in West Berkshire (February 2017)

January:

  • Prospect instructed to advise a major independent UK based power generation firm on interrelated cross company environmental permitting issues (January 2017)
  • Prospect instructed to advise on commercial models for the delivery of domestic connections to UK gas distribution networks (January 2017)
  • Prospect instructed to represent a UK local authority in linked prosecution and injunction proceedings under s.187 B of the 1990 Town and Country Planning Act concerning unlawful property development in London (January 2017)
  • Prospect instructed to assist with initiative to promote cooperation in relation to the introduction of internationally accepted solutions and best practice from other jurisdictions for management and disposal of high level nuclear waste and spent fuel (January 2017)
  • Prospect instructed to assist a nuclear site licence company with contract extension negotiations (January 2017)
  • Prospect instructed to advise on contract terms for an under Thames tunneling project (January 2017)
  • Prospect awarded judgment and full costs in two Planning Inspectorate Decision Letters concerning the unlawful development of land on the North Circular Road in Neasden, London NW2 7QJ (PINS Reference APP/T5150/C/16/3142994 – see link (January 2017)
  • Prospect instructed to advise a UK chemical producer on work visa issues affecting UK residency for employees from the mainland PRC (January 2017)
  • Prospect instructed to develop terms for the delivery of gas distribution network replacement and extension projects (January 2017)
  • Prospect instructed to carry out various administrative operations on behalf of RAMTUC CLG, the Radioactive Materials Transport Users Company, in connection with the 6th RAMTUC seminar on 2nd November 2016 (January 2017)
  • Prospect lawyers Jonathan Leech and Rupert Cowen contribute article in the World Nuclear News on the possible impact of Brexit on the UK’s membership of the European Atomic Energy Community (EURATOM), and are also quoted in the Financial Times, The Guardian and the Chemical Engineer on the same issue. (January 2017)