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This Practice Note sets out the legal and regulatory regime governing mobile satellite services (MSS) in the UK and in Europe.
The main communications satellite services are:
mobile satellite service (MSS)
fixed satellite service (FSS), and
broadcast satellite service (BSS)
In general, currently, at UK, European and international level, the legal and regulatory framework for each service is similar in relation to obtaining access to spectrum (although the services may use different spectrum bands) and when seeking to obtain a launch and operations licence. There may be differences in relation to the requirements to obtain the requisite terrestrial licences and certain aspects of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) filing procedures and requirements of the Radio Regulations. An MSS system may also require access to spectrum for links for communications between an Earth station and a satellite and vice versa (feeder links) for its operation. This Practice Note focuses in particular on the policy, law and regulation for MSS at UK and European level.
On exit day (31 January 2020), the UK ceased to be an EU Member State and entered an implementation period, during which it continues to be subject to EU law.
Exit day is still key in terms of being the date the UK ceases to be an EU Member State, but in terms of the legal impact, the end of the implementation period is when
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This Practice Note provides guidance on the SRA Codes of Conduct, contained in the SRA Standards and Regulations, in force from 25 November 2019. The SRA Standards and Regulations include two Codes of Conduct—a Code forSolicitors, RELs and RFLs and a Code for Firms. The Standards and Regulations
What is 'discontinuance'?Discontinuance is the means by which a claimant can bring all or part of the proceedings it has instigated to an end.A claimant has a right to discontinue all or part of a claim at any time.Where proceedings are brought to an end without an order or judgment from a court, eg
What is QOCS?Qualified one-way costs shifting (QOCS) was introduced on 1 April 2013 as part of the Jackson costs reforms following the removal of a claimant’s right to recover additional liabilities from the defendant, ie success fees and after the event (ATE) insurance premiums. The relevant CPR
Brexit: The UK's departure from the EU on exit day, ie Friday 31 January 2020, has implications for practitioners considering service out of the jurisdiction. For guidance, see: Cross border considerations—checklist—Service—Brexit specific.This Practice Note explains when an acknowledgment of
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