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Eversheds advises on DfT deal

Law firm Eversheds announced that it recently advised the Department for Transport on a recent £10m investment to provide 20 additional rail carriages on commuter trains in Leeds. From December 2011, commuters in the Leeds area will benefit from more than 2,000 extra seats each day as more trains will run at peak times, improving […]

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All About Rights Law Practice, R (on the application of) v Legal Services Commission [2011] EWHC 964 (Admin)

Neutral Citation Number: [2011] EWHC 964 (Admin)     Case No: CO/10602/2010 IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE QUEEN’S BENCH DIVISION ADMINISTRATIVE COURT     Royal Courts of Justice Strand, London, WC2A 2LL     14/04/2011 B e f o r e : THE HONOURABLE MR JUSTICE DAVIS ____________________ Between:   The Queen on the […]

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Marcroft v Heartland (Midlands) Ltd [2011] EWCA Civ 438

Neutral Citation Number: [2011] EWCA Civ 438 Case No: B2/2010/2499 IN THE COURT OF APPEAL (CIVIL DIVISION) ON APPEAL FROM THE MANCHESTER COUNTY COURT HHJ PLATTS Claim No. 0MA02292 Royal Courts of Justice Strand, London, WC2A 2LL 14/04/2011 B e f o r e : LORD JUSTICE MUMMERY LORD JUSTICE ELIAS and LORD JUSTICE PATTEN […]

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All About Rights Law Practice, R (on the application of) v Legal Services Commission [2011] EWHC 964

Neutral Citation Number: [2011] EWHC 964 (Admin) Case No: CO/10602/2010 IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE QUEEN’S BENCH DIVISION ADMINISTRATIVE COURT Royal Courts of Justice Strand, London, WC2A 2LL 14/04/2011 B e f o r e : THE HONOURABLE MR JUSTICE DAVIS ____________________ Between: The Queen on the application of All About Rights Law Practice […]

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Law firm launches debt recovery service

North West law firm Clough & Willis has launched a new bespoke service for recruitment businesses which are facing late payments and debt recovery challenges with their clients. The team of debt recovery specialists have the necessary systems in place to recover one-off debts, multiple debts or bulk debts across England, Wales and Scotland. The […]

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Edinburgh Council appoints independents to investigate allegations

Edinburgh City Council has appointed Deloitte to investigate a range of ‘potentially serious allegations’ relating to the awarding of property conservation repair contracts and other services by the Council. Council leaders stated that an internal audit report from October 2010 had identified a number of weaknesses in the service and a resulting action plan to […]

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EC welcomes European Parliament decision

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The European Commission has welcomed the decision made by the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee to approve a report that favours the elaboration of an optional European Contract Law. This came in response to several options put forward by the European Commission for a more coherent approach to contract law .Such a measure could be […]

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Price and quality criteria: ensuring transparency and equality

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By Daradjeet Jagpal, Solicitor, Harper Macleod LLP A recent decision of the High Court of Justice in Northern Ireland has again highlighted the need for contracting authorities to act transparently when disclosing evaluation criteria to bidders. In the case of Traffic Signs & Equipment Limited v Department for Regional Development, the Central Procurement Department of […]

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Spain amends its legislation on public sector contracts

The European Commission announced that it has closed infringement proceedings against Spain. This comes over a series of provisions in Spanish public procurement law on modification of public contracts. The law in question has been substantially amended by a new Law 2/2011 on Sustainable Economy (LES). The commission said: “the new regime established by the LES […]

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Harper Macleod assists in wind farm development

The Public Sector and Energy teams at Harper Macleod LLP recently helped the Forestry Commission Scotland (“FCS”) to finalise arrangements with four developers in a move which could help Scotland meet its Renewable Energy targets. It is also thought the move could help generate an annual windfall of £2.5m for local communities. FCS will work […]

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