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STOP PRESS: This Practice Note is being reviewed in light of the 5 May 2020 agreement by most EU Member States to terminate their intra-EU bilateral...
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Produced in partnership with Joe Tirado, Partner of Garrigues UK LLP and Elisa Vicente, Senior Associate of J&A Garrigues, S. L. P. 12th Jan
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Brexit: This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. As of 31 January 2020 (exit day), the UK is no...
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Produced in partnership with Laura Bolado 12th Jan
Precedents
Option 1—deed executed by a company under its common seal (model articles, where the authorised signatory is an...
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9th Nov
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Brexit: The UK's departure from the EU on exit day ie Friday 31 January 2020 has implications for practitioners considering the use of ADR as it may...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note provides an introduction to retained EU law, which is an entirely new legal concept introduced to UK domestic law in preparation...
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9th Nov
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Brexit: The UK's departure from the EU on exit day, ie Friday 31 January 2020, has implications for practitioners considering applicable law. For...
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9th Nov
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What is the ‘supplier of last resort’?When the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem) revokes a supply licence (usually because of insolvency),...
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Produced in partnership with Matthew Collinson of Igloo Energy 12th Jan
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A director who is in any way, directly or indirectly, interested in:•a proposed transaction or arrangement with the company of which they are a...
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9th Nov
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What is a company's constitution?A company’s 'constitution' is defined under the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) as including:•the company’s articles of...
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9th Nov
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What are OFTOs?Offshore Transmission Owners (OFTOs) are the owners of offshore transmission assets which connect offshore wind farms to the onshore...
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Produced in partnership with Herbert Smith Freehills 12th Jan
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This Practice Note considers the meaning and use of conditions precedent in commercial arrangements. It also considers typical conditions precedent...
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9th Nov
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ContractWhere a contract is made by two or more parties it may contain a promise or obligation made by two or more of those parties. Any such promise...
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9th Nov

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How may a local authority execute simple contracts and deeds remotely?Many documents entered into by local authorities will need to be executed as a...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 14th May
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Do mixed use buildings require separate EPCs for each part of the building?Where the obligation for an EPC is triggered in respect of a mixed use...
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13th May
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What if a seller has purchased CRC allowances that haven't been surrendered?What if a seller has purchased CRC allowances that haven't been...
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Produced in partnership with Noy Trounson of DLA Piper 13th May
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What use class under the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 would a wind turbine farm fall into?The Town and Country Planning (Use...
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13th May
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This Q&A assumes that:•the question relates to the use of a signature in the context of commercial negotiations•the question does not relate to...
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28th Apr
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The requirements for variation of a deedIt was formerly a rule of common law that contracts entered into by way of deed could only be varied by deed....
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12th Apr
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Executing documents properly when one or more parties to a contract are not physically present is sometimes known as virtual signing or virtual...
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9th Apr
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The first thing to do is to unearth the relevant contract. The notice will have been served pursuant a force majeure clause in that contract. The...
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Produced in partnership with XXIV Old Buildings 8th Apr
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What is the doctrine of frustration?If the contract does not include a force majeure clause or it does but the applicable force majeure event is not...
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8th Apr
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While a force majeure certificate from China could not bind the English courts in their determination of whether such an event had occurred for the...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Colbey of Lamb Chambers 8th Apr
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Is there a force majeure event?In English law, the expression ‘force majeure’ does not refer to a legal doctrine. Instead, the expression ‘force...
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8th Apr
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There is no judicially accepted definition of the term ‘force majeure’, so what the parties mean by it must be expressly set out in the contract (ie...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Nicholas of Browne Jacobson 8th Apr
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A corporate power of attorney is used to authorise a person, usually a lawyer or a senior employee, to sign documents on behalf of the company. A...
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6th Apr
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Any holder of a licence under the Electricity Act 1989 (EA 1989) is deemed to be a statutory undertaker and his undertaking a statutory undertaking...
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17th Mar
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A distribution network operator (DNO) can exercise its powers to obtain a necessary wayleave regardless of the number of connecting parties; however,...
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Produced in partnership with Matthew Collinson of Igloo Energy 16th Mar
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We have assumed that the donor of the power of attorney is a company under the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006).Documents may be executed by companies...
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9th Mar
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General powers of attorney are governed by the Powers of Attorney Act 1971 (PAA 1971). A general power of attorney governed by PAA 1971 is the most...
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9th Mar

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