2019

News and Legal Cases/Activity from Prospect Law

May:

  • Conference: Prospect invited to speak at the Saudi-British Joint Business Council Renewables Business Briefing – see link to the meeting agenda (May 2019)
  • Litigation: Prospect instructed to advise a MENA region trading entity on a contractual dispute concerning a shipment from an oil and minerals exploration company (May 2019)
  • Corporate and Commercial Law: Prospect instructed to advise on the corporate structure for the developer of a series of renewable energy projects in the Middle East (May 2019)
  • Judicial Review: Prospect instructed to issue an application in the High Court for permission to Judicially Review the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) concerning various procedural issues affecting the conduct of an appeal against a planning Enforcement Notice against a leisure venue in West London (May 2019)
  • Commercial Law and Wind Power: Prospect instructed to advise on the refinancing of wind turbines in the UK (May 2019)
  • Contract Law: Prospect instructed to advise on contract law issues by the Waste Facilities Audit Association (WFAA) (May 2019)
  • Litigation: Prospect instructed to issue a claim for damages against a major UK utility company for breaches of contract affecting the installation and operation of biomass plants at a number of UK health care facilities (May 2019)
  • Planning Law: Prospect instructed to represent Brent London Borough Council in a High Court challenge under s.289 of the 1990 Town and Country Planning Act concerning a Planning Inspector’s Decision Letter upholding an appeal against an Enforcement Notice seeking to prevent the use of land at Oakington Manor Primary School for a car parking operation on match days at Wembley Stadium (May 2019)
  • Litigation: Prospect instructed to issue a civil procedure rule compliant Letter Before Claim concerning an insurance policy cover dispute arising from the partial collapse of a tunnel being constructed as part of an infrastructure development project in Essex (May 2019)
  • Property Law: Prospect instructed to advise on a number of property law issues affecting several hundred residents during the proposed renovation and refurbishment of a series of mansion blocks in West London (May 2019)

April:

  • Nuclear Seminar: Prospect hosts a seminar on The Effective Management of Risk in Nuclear Contracts at The Centre, Birchwood Park, Warrington on Tuesday 30th April – see link to the flyer (April 2019)
  • Property Law: Prospect instructed to provide advice in relation to property law issues arising from damage caused to access routes during the development of a ground based solar installation at an agricultural estate in the UK Midlands (April 2019)
  • Planning Law: Prospect advises Camden London Borough Council in prosecution proceedings brought under s.179(2) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (April 2019)
  • Litigation: Prospect instructed to advise a Saudi Arabian commodity company in a breach of contract dispute to be determined at the London Court of International Arbitration (April 2019)
  • Corporate and Commercial Law: Prospect instructed to advise the Waste Facilities Audit Association (WFAA) on various commercial law issues affecting its contractual documentation (April 2019)
  • Article: Prospect contributes an article to 24Housing Magazine on the application of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 in relation to criminal offences under the Housing Act 2004 – see link to the article (April 2019)
  • Property Law: Prospect instructed to provide ongoing property law advice in relation to the sale of ground based solar farms by a UK developer to a financial institution (April 2019)
  • Planning Law: Prospect instructed to seek a High Court injunction, under s.187B of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, to prevent the continued unlawful use of property in North London in breach of an Enforcement Notice (April 2019)
  • Corporate and Commercial Law: Prospect instructed to advise a UK based renewable energy firm on various commercial law matters concerning its partnership arrangements and market entry strategy in Saudi Arabia (April 2019)
  • Planning Law: Prospect represents Brent London Borough Council in confiscation proceedings at Harrow Crown Court, in a case concerning the unlawful use of residential and commercial property at a petrol station in Neasden (April 2019)
  • Property Law: Prospect instructed to resolve a client’s Stamp Duty Land Tax Liability, following the transfer of a commercial property lease from a tenant who had failed to pay the SDLT (April 2019)

March: 

  • Conference: Prospect attends Saudi British Joint Business Council and UK Department of Industry and Trade Renewable Energy Trade Mission to Saudi Arabia – see link to the SBJBC Event Notice (March 2019)
  • Planning Law: Prospect wins costs award from the Planning Inspectorate concerning the development of property at Dollis Hill in London – see link to the Decision Letter (March 2019)
  • Lecture: Prospect Law’s Andrew Waite is invited to deliver an Environmental Law update at the Waste Facilities Audit Association (WFAA) Annual Seminar on 24 April 2019 at Veolia, Kingswood House, Kingswood Crescent, Cannock, Staffordshire, West Midlands – see link to the Agenda & Joining Instructions (March 2019)
  • Nuclear: Prospect instructed to draft a Legal & Regulatory Update for the Radioactive Material Transport Users Committee (RAMTUC) (March 2019)
  • Judicial Review: Prospect instructed to draft a pre-action protocol compliant Letter Before Claim in a planning dispute concerning development within the South Downs National Park (March 2019)
  • Litigation: Prospect instructed to provide further advice in connection with a dispute concerning an insurance policy to cover the cost of remedial works following a tunnel collapse at an infrastructure project in the UK (March 2019)
  • Litigation: Prospect instructed to represent a residents organisation concerned with the occupation of land at Longacre, near Guildford in Surrey, by a Gypsy/Travellers encampment (March 2019)
  • Corporate and Commercial Law: Prospect instructed to commence due diligence work in relation to the acquisition of a services firm in the UK (March 2019)
  • Litigation: Prospect instructed to advise a North London local planning authority on the law surrounding the enforcement of a series of costs orders in a dispute concerning the unlawful construction of a property (March 2019)
  • Planning Law: Prospect instructed to advise on various aspects of an application for planning permission for a residential development in the UK West Midlands (March 2019)
  • Commercial Law: Prospect instructed to advise on the terms of a Power Purchase Agreement for a UK listed PLC (March 2019)

February:

  • Nuclear: Prospect instructed to advise on terms to govern the transportation of hazardous materials (February 2019)
  • Commercial Law: Prospect instructed by a major US based engineering corporation on various UK company law matters (February 2019)
  • Planning Law: Prospect obtains permission from Robin Purchase QC, sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge, to challenge the decision of a planning inspector dismissing an Enforcement Notice issued by a local authority, under section 289 of the 1990 Town and Country Planning Act – see link to the court order granting permission and a transcript of the Deputy Judge’s judgment (February 2019)
  • Property Law: Prospect instructed to settle a long-running dispute concerning boundary and easement issues delaying the development of a livery yard in the East Midlands (February 2019)
  • Commercial Law: Prospect instructed to advise on terms for the development of gas network infrastructure (February 2019)
  • Public Law: Prospect instructed to advise a local authority client on how to enforce a High Court Order granting costs in respect of an application for a Restraint Order in a planning dispute (February 2019)
  • Judicial Review: Prospect instructed to issue a pre-action protocol letter before claim concerning an application for permission to Judicially Review a decision by the South Downs National Park Authority relating to development near East Meon in Hampshire (February 2019)
  • Litigation: Prospect settles a contractual dispute concerning the provision of educational services by a UK consultancy company to US based clients (February 2019)
  • Commercial Law and Wind Power: Prospect instructed to perfect the security on a >£1m renewable energy loan from a UK banking group for a wind turbine (February 2019)
  • Middle-East: Prospect invited to speak at a talk hosted by Strategy International on the development of renewable energy in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (February 2019).
  • Commercial Law: Prospect instructed to draft documentation regarding a partnership dissolution and the division and registration of assets (February 2019)
  • Commercial Law: Prospect instructed to advise on the operation of framework agreements under the Public Contracts Regulations (February 2019)
  • Planning Law: Prospect instructed to advise on the application of the General Permitted Development Order (GPDO) to a HMO in North London (February 2019)
  • Environmental Law: Prospect instructed to advise in respect of a High Court injunction application to prevent a local authority from carrying out direct action to remove a harmful development in South-West London (February 2019)
  • Immigration Law: Prospect instructed to apply for a Tier 5 Sponsorship License for a charity worker to enter the UK (February 2019)

January:

  • Nuclear and Commercial Law: Prospect instructed to advise on the operation of target cost mechanisms in the nuclear industry (January 2019)
  • Select Committee Appearance: Prospect Law’s William Wilson attends as a speaker at Parliament’s Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee, giving oral evidence on Brexit related environmental law issues – see link to a recording of the Select Committee session (January 2019)
  • Public Law: Prospect instructed to draft a Judicial Review pre-action protocol compliant letter before claim concerning decision making by BEIS affecting a project to import renewable energy generated electric power into the UK national grid (January 2019)
  • Nuclear: Prospect instructed to advise on regulatory matters related to the remediation of radioactive contamination (January 2019)
  • Litigation: Prospect instructed to advise in relation to US threatened litigation involving the supply of UK based education services (January 2019)
  • Planning and Environmental Law: Prospect issues an application for committal for breach of an injunction issued under section 187B of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 requiring compliance with a planning enforcement notice (January 2019)
  • Commercial Law: Prospect instructed to advise on NEC based nuclear supply chain contracts (January 2019)
  • Conference: Prospect Law attends the 2019 UK Environmental Law Association (UKELA) together with UCL, ClientEarth and WWF Conference on A first response to the Environment Bill: The New Body, The Courts and the future of Environmental Law in London – see link to the event programme and speaker biographies (January 2019)
  • Commercial Law: Prospect instructed to draft heads of terms and contract documentation for a new commercial venture at an agricultural estate in the East Midlands (January 2019)
  • Article: Prospect invited to write an article for 24Hour Housing Magazine considering the implications for local authorities of the case of Brent Council v Sanjay Shah & Others for the use of POCA 2002 in unlawful HMO use prosecutions (January 2019)
  • Nuclear: Prospect instructed to advise on regulatory matters related to remediation of radioactive contamination (January 2019)
  • Planning Law: Prospect issues a High Court challenge against a planning inspector’s decision under s.289 of the 1990 Town and Country Planning Act (January 2019)
  • Commercial Law: Prospect instructed to finalise commercial arrangements with HMRC arising from the MBO of a major UK architectural practice (January 2019)