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WHOLESALE ENERGY PRICES: MAY – JUNE 2018

Posted on July 12, 2018
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In this article, Dominic Whittome covers recent changes to wholesale energy prices. Oil Despite reports of US influence, and of OPEC agreeing a relaxation in quota to offset supply problems from Venezuela and sanctions on Iran, crude prices extended their gains to end the period 11% higher. This output increase is essentially a token gesture […]

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UK GOVERNMENT PUBLISHES DRAFT NUCLEAR SAFEGUARDS REGULATIONS

Posted on July 9, 2018
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On 9 July 2018 the UK government published a consultation on draft Nuclear Safeguards Regulations (see link). The draft Regulations are the next essential piece in the framework being introduced in the UK following the decision to leave the Euratom Treaty in parallel to the decision announced to leave the European Union. These are important […]

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EU COURT NEONICOTINOID INSECTICIDE JUDGMENTS: SIGNIFICANCE FOR UK AGRICULTURE, CHEMICALS AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY, PART III

Posted on July 9, 2018
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In the first article of this series we reported  on the three joined neonicotinoid pesticide judgements issued by the EU General Court on 17 May 2018 (First Article) In the second article we considered in more detail why these judgements come at a particularly significant point for agriculture in the UK and EU, the immediate […]

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HIGH COURT GIVES GUIDANCE ON COSTS OF DEFENDING S.289 TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING ACT PROCEEDINGS

Posted on July 4, 2018
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In Elghanian v Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government (heard on 18 April 2018) Mrs Justice Lang considered the costs regime for defending challenges to the validity to enforcement notices. Background: The London Borough of Brent (represented by Dr Ashley Bowes of Prospect Law) had succeeded in resisting a challenge by Mr […]

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EU COURT NEONICOTINOID INSECTICIDE JUDGMENTS: SIGNIFICANCE FOR UK AGRICULTURE, CHEMICALS AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY, PART II

Posted on June 15, 2018
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In the first article of this series we reported on the three joined neonicotinoid pesticide judgements issued by the EU General Court on 17 May 2018. In this article we consider in more detail why these judgements come at a particularly significant point for agriculture in the UK and EU, the immediate implications for Brexit, […]

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