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An electricity distributor is a potential licence holder under section 6 of the Electricity Act 1989 (EA 1989).
Underground electricity cables will frequently be the subject of easements or rights and restrictions in transfers and other property documents so a full title search should be carried out before concluding that they do not already exist.
Licence holders can apply to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change for a ‘necessary wayleave’ to install and keep installed an electric line under private land and to have access to the land for the purpose of inspecting, maintaining, adjusting, repairing, etc, the line under EA 1989, Sch 4. This process is used when a request has been made and has been refused by the land
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This Practice Note considers the nature and scope of arbitration agreements with a particular focus on arbitration agreements pursuant to the law of England and Wales, although it also discusses the concept from an international perspective and includes some comparative examples from other
What is a res judicata?A res judicata is a decision given by a judge or tribunal with jurisdiction over the cause of action and the parties, which disposes, with finality, of a matter decided so that it cannot be re-litigated by those bound by the judgment, except on appeal.Final judgments by
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A certificate of title (also known as a certificate on title) is a particular species of report on title.When solicitors are instructed to investigate title to land (for instance, when land is being acquired or offered up as security), they will write a report on title for their client, which sets
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