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HIGH LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTE: NOVEL GEOLOGICAL DISPOSAL CONCEPT PROPOSED

Posted on March 22, 2019
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International consensus holds that deep geological disposal is the right answer for higher activity radioactive waste such as spent nuclear fuel, vitrified high level waste and long-lived intermediate level waste.  Other options such as indefinite storage have been discounted. Moreover, the view is that deep geological disposal should be done without imposing undue burden on […]

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UPCOMING PROSPECT LAW SEMINAR ON NUCLEAR INSURANCE & RISK MANAGEMENT

Posted on March 19, 2019
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We are pleased to announce that we are hosting a seminar on the management of risk in nuclear related contracts. The seminar will address the contractual and insurance protections which a party can bring to bear to minimise risk and liability when entering into a contract. The session will be jointly given by one of our insurance […]

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PLANNING LAW: A BRIEF ANALYSIS OF RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

Posted on March 18, 2019
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Rosewell Review of Planning Inquiries Published On 12 February 2019, the Government published the report of Bridget Rosewell OBE, further to her review of the planning appeal system. The Report makes a series of thoroughly sensible recommendations, across all stages of the appeal process, which have been received well by practitioners, including: Submission to Start […]

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INVESTORS AND ENTREPRENEURS: AN UPDATE ON THE TIER 1 VISA ROUTE

Posted on March 14, 2019
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The Home Office published a detailed statement of changes to the Immigration Rules on 7th March, in which they confirmed that the Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) and the Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) route are to be replaced by “Start-up” and “Innovator” visas. These changes also clarify details of their significant reforms to the Tier 1 (Investor) […]

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CYBER RISK – INSURANCE AS A RISK MITIGATOR IN THE ENERGY AND POWER SECTORS: PART I

Posted on March 12, 2019
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The rather gloomy reading provided by the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) 2019 Global Risks Report highlights the growing threat of cyber-attacks. In terms of both likelihood and impact, cyber-attacks remain firmly in the top 10 of the WEF’s risks for 2019. The Report draws on the WEF’s annual Global Risk Perception Study, which observes that […]

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