2019

News and Legal Cases/Activity from Prospect Law

August:

  • Commercial Law: Prospect instructed to advise on the drafting of a shareholders agreement, for a company servicing a decommissioning project in the UK energy market though a subsidiary organisation (August 2019)
  • Public Law and Planning Law: Prospect instructed to attend a Judicial Review permission hearing in the High Court, ordered at the court’s own initiative under CPR Part 3.3 (4), in R (on the application of Riaz) v Brent London Borough Councilsee link to the order of Mr Justice Holgate (August 2019)
  • Property Law: Prospect instructed to finalise contractual terms for a commercial property transaction concerning the redevelopment of a livery yard in the East Midlands (August 2019)
  • Commercial Law: Prospect instructed to provide further advice concerning public liability insurance coverage, for damage caused to a public highway by the collapse of a tunneling project in East Anglia (August 2019)
  • Planning Law: Prospect closes a Public Inquiry and applies for a substantive costs award regarding enforcement action taken against the unlawful conversion and use of a House in Multiple Occupation in North London (August 2019)
  • Award: Prospect is nominated for the 2019 CV Magazine Small Business of the Year award (August 2019)
  • Litigation: Prospect instructed to prepare a Statement of Case in a commercial claim against an EU based commodities company at the London Court of International Arbitration (August 2019)
  • Property Law: Prospect instructed to secure the assignment of several options for leases intended for the development of ground based solar energy installations (August 2019)

July: 

  • Litigation/Planning Law: Prospect successfully defends Brent London Borough Council from an application by Mohammad Bashir Malik to the Court of Appeal in a challenge against conviction and sentence imposed in planning enforcement proceedings by Harrow Crown Court – see the attached link to the Order of the Court of Appeal (July 2019)
  • Wind Power / Planning Law: Prospect instructed to draft written representations on behalf of Rule 6 parties opposing the construction of a wind farm affecting historic parkland and a number of listed buildings in North Norfolk (July 2019)
  • Planning Law: Prospect instructed to defend a local planning authority against a High Court application for permission to Judicially Review various officer and committee decisions affecting the enforcement of planning control at a residential property in North London (July 2019)
  • Litigation: Prospect instructed by a corporate client based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to issue proceedings in the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) for a breach of contract affecting a commodities trading deal with a North African company (July 2019)
  • Immigration Law: Prospect instructed to advise a Peoples Republic of China based client in relation to an application for a UK Tier 2 business visa (July 2019)
  • Planning Law: Prospect instructed to appear at a two day Public Inquiry concerning an appeal under section 78 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 affecting premises used as a House of Multiple Occupation (HM) in London (July 2019)
  • Immigration Law: Prospect instructed to advise a Thai client on a various issues surrounding a spouse visa application to join her husband in the UK (July 2019)
  • Technical Consultancy: Prospect instructed to provide technical and regulatory advice regarding the application of OFGEM rules to the replacement of equipment at a UK hydro-electric plant after a catastrophic engineering and equipment failure (July 2019)
  • Immigration Law: Prospect instructed to advise a South African client on regularising her stay in the UK on grounds of long residence (July 2019)
  • Property Law: Prospect instructed to advise on various issues surrounding the application of a restrictive covenant affecting the sale and potential redevelopment of land in Kent (July 2019)

June:

  • Nuclear: Prospect instructed by a UK industry body to provide a comprehensive update on developments in international law and regulations affecting the transportation of radioactive waste (June 2019)
  • Planning Law: Prospect succeeds in its High Court statutory challenge, under s.289 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, of an Enforcement Notice Appeal Decision Letter issued by the Planning Inspectorate in the case of Brent London Borough Council v The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, and Oakington Manor Primary School [2019] EWHC 1399 Admin – see a link to the judgment and the Deputy Judge’s order and Article in the Planning Resource (June 2019)
  • Property Law: Prospect instructed to provide property advice on a number of issues affecting the surrender of a lease in the UK taken by a major US based engineering consultancy (June 2019)
  • Immigration Law: Prospect instructed to advise and represent a China based client in respect of a number of UK immigration issues (June 2019)
  • Renewable Energy / Middle East: Prospect wins the renewal of its two year contract to act as the standing legal and technical advisor to a MENA region energy regulator (part of the country’s Energy Ministry) facilitating the formation and running of tenders for a variety of major renewable energy development projects around the country (June 2019)
  • Employment Law: Prospect instructed to advise in relation to a claim for a potential constructive dismissal affecting a member of staff of a UK based charitable organisation (June 2019)
  • Corporate and Commercial Law: Prospect instructed to draft an agreement for the sale of equity by non-participant shareholders in a UK holding company developing renewable energy installations in the Middle East (June 2019)
  • Immigration Law: Prospect instructed to represent a Kazakh client in relation to an application for settlement in the UK (June 2019)
  • Planning Law: Prospect issues a High Court challenge on procedural grounds against a Planning Inspector’s Decision Letter dismissing an appeal against an Enforcement Notice preventing the continued use of a bar and leisure venue on West London (June 2019)
  • Litigation: Prospect instructed to advise in respect of a London based contractual dispute concerning a MENA region mineral and commodities trading corporate and an international oil company (June 2019)
  • Company Secretarial: Prospect instructed to deal with various company secretarial issues affecting the UK operations of a major North American infrastructure corporate (June 2019)

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)