2020

Cases, News and Activity from Prospect Law

October:

  • Coronavirus: Prospect Law has pre-established remote working systems for all the firm’s lawyers, non-legal consultants and support staff. We do not anticipate any material interruption occurring to the provision of professional services from our team as a result of the current lockdown (October 2020)
  • Webinar/Nuclear Law: Prospect holds a joint webinar with US law firm K&L Gates addressing how governments around the world are approaching risk and regulation in the development of the commercial production of energy from nuclear fusion – see further information here (October 2020)
  • Property Law/Solar: Prospect instructed to represent a developer in negotiations for Options over development land for three solar farms in the UK (October 2020)
  • Dispute Resolution: Prospect instructed to provide further advice in a dispute involving a UK educational organisation (October 2020)
  • Construction Law: Prospect instructed to represent a MENA region construction company in arbitration proceedings concerning non-payment of fees for a building project (October 2020)
  • Corporate/Commercial Law and Dispute Resolution: Prospect instructed to advise a group of UK educational companies on a range of issues connected to a public law challenge to alterations in tax treatment (October 2020)
  • Nuclear/Employment Law: Prospect instructed to advise a North American nuclear organisation on employment issues relating to US employees working in the UK (October 2020)
  • Environmental Law: Prospect instructed to carry out a detailed environmental due diligence exercise to analyse potential ongoing risks affecting a company purchase (October 2020)
  • Nuclear Law: Prospect instructed to review and revise financial guidance and procedures for purchases for the Radioactive Material Transport Users Committee (RAMTUC) (October 2020)
  • Planning Law: Prospect represents Brent London Borough Council at substantive hearing a the High Court in a statutory challenge to an Inspector’s Decision Letter dismissing appeals against an enforcement notice affecting land at Mercury House in north London under section 289 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (October 2020)
  • Corporate/Commercial Law: Prospect instructed to advise a MENA region company on various legal and investment issues affecting the development of renewable energy projects at a major airport site (October 2020)

September

  • Coronavirus: Prospect Law has pre-established remote working systems for all the firm’s lawyers, non-legal consultants and support staff. We do not anticipate any material interruption occurring to the provision of professional services from our team as a result of the current lockdown (September 2020)
  • Legal 500: We are delighted to be recommended again by the Legal 500 as experts in our field for the London section of “Power (including electricity, nuclear and renewables)” (September 2020)
  • Legal 500: We are delighted to have our Legal 500 Tier 1 Ranking for Projects, Energy and Natural Resources confirmed for another year (September 2020)
  • Planning Law: Prospect is instructed to represent Brent London Borough Council in a statutory challenge in the High Court to a Planning Inspector’s Decision Letter under section 289 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 concerning the unlawful development of land at Harlesden Road in London (September 2020)
  • Dispute Resolution: Prospect finalizes the settlement of longstanding High Court litigation involving allegations of breaches of contract for non-payment by a utility provider under a carbon credit contract for renewable energy installations at a number of separate sites across the UK (September 2020)
  • Maritime/International Trade Law: Prospect completes a disclosure exercise on a maritime law case in London involving the shipment of commodities from Southern Africa to the EU by a MENA region based supplier (September 2020)
  • Dispute Resolution/Renewable Energy: Prospect is instructed to advise a UK based renewable energy company on a complaint to the Financial Services Ombudsman arising from a secondary dispute with Ofgem concerning the financing terms imposed by UK banks for renewable energy installations (September 2020)
  • Webinar and Employment Law: “RETURNING TO WORK FROM LOCKDOWN: how to manage staff and protect your business” – Wednesday 30th September 2020 at 11 am – see a link to the flyer for the Webinar here (August 2020)
  • Corporate/Commercial Law: Prospect is instructed to draft shareholder and other agreements concerning the purchase of a competitor utility company in the UK (September 2020)
  • Dispute Resolution: Prospect is instructed to provide further advice concerning the potential settlement of a dispute involving the refusal by a UK based insurance company to pay out for a claim under an interruption policy covering the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic (September 2020)
  • Planning Law: Prospect issues grounds of opposition in a statutory challenge against the finding of a Planning Inspector in a Decision Letter under section 289 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 concerning the development of land at Chatsworth Road in London (September 2020)
  • Environmental Law: Prospect is instructed to advise on the legal implications of a media campaign involving allegations of nuisance and environmental harm arising from a number of waste handling operations requiring remediation works at an infrastructure development site in the south of England (September 2020)
  • Commercial/Nuclear Law: Prospect is instructed to advise a North America based engineering company on various contractual issues affecting a tender for the delivery of nuclear services in the UK (September 2020)
  • Planning Law: Prospect is instructed to prepare a Statement of Sase for a Court of Appeal application for permission in a planning dispute concerning the unlawful use and environmental impact arising from the development of a petrol station at Neasden in North London (September 2020)

August

  • Coronavirus: Prospect Law has pre-established remote working systems for all the firm’s lawyers, non-legal consultants and support staff. We do not anticipate any material interruption occurring to the provision of professional services from our team as a result of the current lockdown (August 2020)
  • Solar: Prospect instructed to advise a Saudi Arabia based UK/Saudi renewable energy company on Power Purchase Agreements for a solar project with a private wire network in the Middle East (August 2020)
  • Corporate/Commercial Law: Prospect instructed to provide procurement law advice and assistance to a UK utility service provider in connection with a gas distribution network contract (August 2020)
  • Dispute Resolution: Prospect instructed to advise a nuclear site management company in connection with dispute resolution processes applicable to a long-term performance plan review of suppliers (August 2020)
  • Planning Law: Prospect instructed in a Judicial Review claim concerning the service of an enforcement notice restricting the use of land at Chatsworth Road in North London (August 2020)
  • Corporate/Commercial Law: Prospect instructed to advise a UK gas engineering business on the drafting and interpretation of key infrastructure contracts (August 2020)
  • Immigration Law: Prospect instructed to advise on a UK citizenship application (August 2020)
  • Nuclear/Commercial Law: Prospect instructed to advise a UK nuclear regulatory organisation on a number of contractual and GDPR related issues (August 2020)
  • Solar: Instructed to advise a solar PV client and assist with processes for complying with new requirements in the Distribution Code EREC G59 under the Accelerated Loss of Mains Change Programme (ALoMCP) (August 2020)
  • Employment Law: Prospect instructed to advise a UK infrastructure development company on the employment law aspects of a tender to act for a UK utilities PLC involving incoming service provider TUPE liabilities and reviewing, re-drafting and advising on the tender agreement to protect against potential claims and losses associated with TUPE and/or directly by transferring employees (August 2020)
  • Nuclear/Commercial Law: Prospect instructed to advise a nuclear industry operator in connection with commercial arrangements addressing the recycling of metallic waste (August 2020)

July

  • Coronavirus: Prospect Law has pre-established remote working systems for all the firm’s lawyers, non-legal consultants and support staff. We do not anticipate any material interruption occurring to the provision of professional services from our team as a result of the current lockdown (July 2020)
  • Corporate/Commercial Law: Prospect instructed to prepare shareholder agreements for a MENA backed UK company investing in EU renewable energy projects (July 2020)
  • Dispute Resolution: Prospect instructed to advise in connection with a disputed Hiring Services Agreement for a Manager at a MENA region oil refinery (July 2020)
  • Property Law: Prospect instructed to draft a Heads of Term Agreement to settle outstanding boundary, highway and easement issues affecting the development of luxury homes on the site of a livery yard in the UK East Midlands (July 2020)
  • Nuclear/Commercial Law: Prospect advises and assists a nuclear waste management consortium with a range of company secretarial issues (July 2020)
  • Planning Law: Prospect receives judgment from the High Court following a substantive hearing into a Judicial Review claim concerning a local planning authority’s refusal to extend time for compliance with the requirements of an Enforcement Notice controlling the use of land at Salmon Street in North London – see a link to the judgment here (July 2020)
  • Dispute Resolution: Prospect instructed to advise on potential litigation in connection with the terms of a disputed insurance contract (July 2020)
  • Maritime and International Trade Law: Prospect receives a Defence and counter-claim in arbitration proceedings at the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) concerning a disputed shipment of Sulphur Granules between RSA and North Africa (July 2020)
  • Planning Law and Solar: Prospect instructed to advise third parties in connection with a planning application submitted for the development of a 200 acre ground based solar park in the UK Midlands (July 2020)
  • Solar: Prospect instructed to draft technical proposal documents to support lending documentation for the development of a series of wind and solar projects in Europe (July 2020)
  • Nuclear/Commercial Law: Prospect instructed to advise a nuclear industry operator in connection with management & operating contracts, non-disclosure agreements and other commercial contracts and arrangements (July 2020)
  • Construction Law: Prospect instructed to issue a formal Request for Arbitration in two MENA region jurisdictions concerning a disputed construction project in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (July 2020)

June

  • Coronavirus: Prospect Law has pre-established remote working systems for all the firm’s lawyers, non-legal consultants and support staff. We do not anticipate any material interruption occurring to the provision of professional services from our team as a result of the current lockdown (June 2020)
  • Corporate/Commercial Law: Prospect instructed to advise on various legal and technical aspects of the development of a series of multi-MW wind and ground based solar PV projects around the EU (June 2020)
  • Planning Law: Camden Council publishes details of the Camden v Joel Salem & Judith Dadoun judgment it received from District Judge Allison – see a link to the press release here (June 2020)
  • Webinar and Environmental Law: “GREEN RECOVERY’ – a response to Covid-19 that addresses the climate crisis?” – Wednesday 3rd June 2002 at 11 UK time. See a link to the flyer for the Webinar here (June 2020)
  • Public Law: Prospect appears at a substantive High Court hearing into an application to Judicially Review a local planning authority’s decision to issue an enforcement notice concerning the use of property at Salmon Street in North London (June 2020)
  • Planning Law: Prospect instructed to advise in connection with a planning application for the development of a major ground based solar park in the UK Midlands (June 2020)
  • Environmental Law: Prospect Law’s Andrew Waite provides an update on environmental law issues for MBL Seminars Environmental Issues in Property Transactions – Live at Your Desk – Learn Livesee a link to the Seminar here (June 2020)
  • Nuclear/Commercial Law: Prospect advises and assists a nuclear waste management consortium with a range of company secretarial issues (July 2020)
  • Dispute Resolution: Prospect instructed to advise in connection with a linked mis-selling case against a UK banking institution concerning the financing and installation of over a hundred small-scale renewable energy systems (June 2020)
  • Webinar and Environmental Law: Prospect delivers an environmental law legislative update on Tuesday 30th June to Members of the Waste Facilities Audit Association (WFAA). See a link to the flyer for the webinar here (June 2020)
  • Planning Law: Prospect receives the judgment of District Judge Allison in a successful prosecution under s. 179(2) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 concerning breaches of an Enforcement Notice relating to the unlawful layout and residential use of property in North London – see a link to the Judgment here (June 2020)
  • Maritime and International Trade: Prospect receives a Reply to Defence and Counterclaim in arbitration proceedings at the LCIA concerning a disputed commodities shipment from the MENA region (June 2020)

May:

  • Coronavirus: Prospect Law has pre-established remote working systems for all the firm’s lawyers, non-legal consultants and support staff. We do not anticipate any material interruption occurring to the provision of professional services from our team as a result of the current lockdown (May 2020)
  • Webinar and Environmental Law: “GREEN RECOVERY’ – a response to Covid-19 that addresses the climate crisis?” – Wednesday 3rd June 2020 at 11 UK time – see a link to the flyer for the firm’s next Webinar here (May 2020)
  • Webinar and Construction Law: Prospect holds a client Webinar on insurance coverage issues affecting the construction industry during the Covid-19 pandemic – see a link to the Webinar’s presentations here and the flyer here (May 2020)
  • Corporate/Commercial Law: Prospect instructed to advise a UK/MENA region JV on structuring a number of renewable energy projects in North Africa, Spain and a number of countries in the Middle East (May 2020)
  • Solar: Prospect Instructed to conduct a feasibility study for a ground based Solar PV system to be connected by a private wire to an industrial facility in the Midlands (May 2020)
  • Planning Law: Prospect appears at a hearing into linked High Court statutory challenges under sections 288 and 289 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 concerning a planning inspector’s Decision Letter dismissing appeals against the refusal of planning permission and against an Enforcement Notice concerning the conversion of offices into residential accommodation at Mercury House in North London (May 2020)
  • Corporate/Commercial Law: Prospect instructed to advise a MENA region client on contractual arrangements with a UK specialist to supply online educational courses (May 2020)
  • Construction Law: Prospect instructed to advise on a contractual dispute arising from the breakdown of a construction agreement governing a major infrastructure project in the MENA region (May 2020)
  • Corporate/Commercial Law: Prospect instructed to provide ongoing advice in relation to the monetizing of intellectual property developed by a consortium, and the rights of separate parties within the consortium (May 2020)
  • Dispute Resolution: Prospect instructed to advise on a potential public law challenge of an assault investigation involving the Metropolitan Police and a linked education dispute (May 2020)
  • Employment Law: Prospect instructed to advise on draft employment contracts for a London based IT firm (May 2020)

April:

  • Coronavirus: Prospect Law has pre-established remote working systems for all the firm’s lawyers, non-legal consultants and support staff. We do not anticipate any material interruption to the provision of professional services from our team as a result of the current lockdown (April 2020)
  • Engineering: Prospect’s James Hoare is elected a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology who can now recommend him as an Expert Witness for Court work. We believe he is the only UK solar PV expert on the list (April 2020)
  • Nuclear: Prospect instructed to advise a number of nuclear industry organisations on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on legal issues surrounding the holding of AGMs during lockdown (April 2020)
  • Nuclear: Prospect instructed to draft amendments to the constitution of a UK nuclear industry body (April 2020)
  • Environmental Law: Prospect instructed to present a webinar on environmental law issues for the Waste Facilities Audit Association (WFAA) (April 2020)
  • Corporate/Commercial Law: Prospect instructed to draft a contract for the sale of unregistered farm land for future development in the West Midlands (April 2020)
  • Corporate/Commercial Law: Prospect instructed to advise a workplace design company on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on commercial contracts (April 2020)
  • Planning Law: Prospect instructed to defend a statutory appeal under section 288 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 concerning the refusal of retrospective planning permission for the conversion of office premises to a House in Multiple Occupation in North London (HMO) (April 2020)
  • Nuclear: Prospect instructed to advise on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on various supply chain issues affecting the operation of a UK based nuclear treatment and storage facility (April 2020)

March

  • Dispute Resolution: Prospect agrees a settlement in relation to a claim for breach of contract against a gas utility company, filed on behalf of a UK developer of biomass plants in health care facilities (March 2020)
  • Hydro: Prospect instructed to provide regulatory advice on issues affecting the payment of subsidies for the generation of hydro electric power at a commissioned facility in Scotland (March 2020)
  • Planning Law: Prospect obtains a Decision Letter and a Costs Decision from the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) concerning the proposed development of a block of 19 flats for residential use at Ealing Broadway in south-west London – see copies of the Decision Letter and the Costs Decision here (March 2020)
  • Corporate/Commercial Law: Prospect instructed to assist a major construction company on the legal and regulatory aspects of a tender for a public infrastructure project in the UK (March 2020)
  • Solar: Prospect instructed to provide a feasibility study for a combined solar PV and wind facility connected by a private wire to an industrial facility (March 2020)
  • Employment Law: Prospect instructed to advise a UK creative design company on the drafting of a full range of contracts with Privacy Notices, including full and part time service agreements and self-employed consultancy agreements (March 2020)
  • Planning Law: Prospect instructed to represent Brent London Borough Council in a High Court statutory appeal against the Planning Inspectorate’s Decision Letter dismissing an appeal against an enforcement notice concerning land at Mercury House near Wembley (March 2020)
  • Dispute Resolution: Prospect submits a Defence & Counterclaim on behalf of a Saudi commodities trading company involved in a shipping dispute at the LCIA against a major international petroleum company (March 2020)
  • Corporate/Commercial Law: Prospect instructed to advise a renewable energy claims organisation in relation to regulatory issues affecting its license from the Financial Conduct Authority (March 2020)
  • Geothermal: Prospect invited by a MENA region Government department to participate in an RFP to conduct a regulatory and technical review of the capacity for the generation of geothermal energy in the country (March 2020)
  • Planning Law: Prospect attends at a two day trial at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court before a District Judge for criminal offences alleged under sections 179 (2) and (4) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 for the unlawful conversion and continued use of a House in Multiple Occupation in Camden, in breach of an Enforcement Notice (March 2020)
  • Employment Law: Prospect advises a senior financial services industry executive on an employment exit package and the terms of a settlement agreement offered by the employer, including negotiating compensation terms and assessing the correct period of reasonable notice (March 2020)
  • Solar: Prospect instructed to provide a feasibility study for the development of a car port with PV panels on the roof (March 2020)

February:

  • Nuclear and Lecture: Prospect Law is invited to deliver a talk on “Analysing New Forms of Contract Models” at the 7th Nuclear Decommissioning & Waste Management Summit in London – see a link to the summit programme here (February 2020)
  • Shipping Law: Prospect finalises submissions to the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) in respect to the question of whether a formal “dispute” had arisen in a shipping contract involving the transportation of granular sulphur between North Africa and the MENA Region (February 2020)
  • Planning Law: Prospect attends a Public Inquiry into a statutory appeal against an Enforcement Notice by Oakington Manor School in North London where the Local Planning Authority seeks to prevent the continued use of school premises for parking on match days at the nearby Wembley Stadium (February 2020)
  • Nuclear: Prospect instructed to advise a US entrant into the UK nuclear supply chain on various company and commercial law issues (February 2020)
  • Immigration Law: Prospect Law instructed to represent a client in connection with an application for extension of leave to remain as a spouse in the UK (February 2020)
  • Nuclear and Lecture: Prospect is invited to deliver a talk on “Contracting Strategies for Nuclear Decommissioning” at the TotlaDECOM International Conference on “Evolving Approaches to Multi-Disciplinary Decommissioning” held at the Royal Society in London on 26th February 2020 – see link to the Agenda here (February 2020)
  • Planning Law: Prospect receives a Planning Inspectorate (PINS) Decision Letter confirming the dismissal of three linked appeals under s.174, s.195 and s.78 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 concerning the unlawful development of an office block at Mercury House near Wembley in London – see a link to the Decision Letter here (February 2020)
  • Electrical Engineering: Prospect instructed to advise the operator of an industrial facility in the Midlands on the implications of adding a ground mounted solar installation to an existing wind energy supply (February 2020)
  • Property Law: Prospect carries out a review of amendments to leases affecting a series of residential accommodation blocks in West London before submission to the First Tier Tribunal (February 2020)
  • Nuclear: Prospect registers as an Exhibitor at the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) Supply Chain Event taking place at Telford on 18th June 2020. We look forward to seeing you there – see link to the Agenda here (February 2020)
  • Immigration Law: Prospect instructed to advise on UK fiancé visa application and also to represent a client with an application for the registration of a child as a British citizen (February 2020)

January:

  • Nuclear: Prospect instructed to advise a US infrastructure firm on a tender for a nuclear decommissioning project in Eastern Europe (January 2020)
  • Environmental Law: Prospect instructed to advise a major UK based waste recycling operator on the service of a second Abatement Notice under the provisions of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, regarding odour and other alleged nuisance issues arising at a major remediation project in London (January 2020)
  • Planning Law: Prospect instructed to advise Camden London Borough Council in relation to an application for a Restraint Order at the Crown Court to protect assets in a criminal prosecution concerning the unlawful development of property brought under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (January 2020)
  • Planning Law: Prospect instructed to advise a Local Planning Authority on proceedings brought under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 following a successful prosecution brought under s.179(2) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 for breaches of an Enforcement Notice relating to the unlawful development of land at Tower Road in North London (January 2020)
  • Dispute Resolution: Prospect instructed to draft a formal Reply to Defence in litigation concerning an alleged breach of contract against a major UK energy supplier regarding the installation of biomass plants at health facilities (January 2020)
  • Immigration Law: Prospect instructed to advise in relation to an application for an extension of leave to remain in the UK, on the basis of family life (January 2020)
  • Corporate/Commercial Law: Prospect instructed to advise a major US based infrastructure conglomerate on the management of company secretarial issues affecting the closure of its UK subsidiary (January 2020)
  • Dispute Resolution: Prospect instructed to represent a family in potential litigation involving a school expulsion (January 2020)
  • Immigration Law: Prospect Law instructed to represent an international client in connection with an application for leave to remain in the UK on the basis of long residence (January 2020)
  • Solar: Prospect instructed to provide technical advice concerning a project to install a private wire network for a solar project within a wind farm to power an industrial facility within a National Park in the UK Midlands (January 2020)
  • Corporate/Commercial: Prospect instructed to advise a UK nuclear regulatory organisation on various issues concerning the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (January 2020)
  • Dispute Resolution: Prospect instructed to oppose the consolidation of two claims for breach of contract in the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) concerning shipments of sulphur to an EU based commodities trading company on behalf of a publicly listed Saudi based corporate client (January 2020)
  • Planning Law: Prospect receives a Planning Inspectorate (PINS) Decision Letter following a Public Inquiry in which it represented the Local Planning Authority in an appeal under section 195 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 concerning the development of land for the stationing of mobile homes in West Berkshire – see a link to the Decision Letter here (January 2020)
  • Employment Law: Prospect instructed to advise on a potential claim for unfair dismissal (January 2020)
  • Immigration Law: Prospect Law instructed to represent a client with an application for the registration of a child as British citizen (January 2020)