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Alstom Transport v Eurostar International Ltd [2012] EWHC 28 (Ch)

Neutral Citation Number: [2012] EWHC 28 (Ch) Case No: HC10C03303 HC11C01178 IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE CHANCERY DIVISION Royal Courts of Justice Strand, London, WC2A 2LL 20/01/2012 B e f o r e :MR JUSTICE ROTH ____________________ Between: ALSTOM TRANSPORT Claimant – and – EUROSTAR INTERNATIONAL LIMITED  Defendant ____________________ Sarah Hannaford QC and Jessica […]

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Alstom Transport v Eurostar International Ltd [2012] EWHC 28 (Ch)

Neutral Citation Number: [2012] EWHC 28 (Ch) Case No: HC10C03303 HC11C01178 IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE CHANCERY DIVISION Royal Courts of Justice Strand, London, WC2A 2LL 20/01/2012 B e f o r e : MR JUSTICE ROTH ____________________ Between: ALSTOM TRANSPORT Claimant – and – EUROSTAR INTERNATIONAL LIMITED Defendant ____________________ Sarah Hannaford QC and […]

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Alstom Transport v Eurostar International Ltd [2012] EWHC 28 (Ch)

Neutral Citation Number: [2012] EWHC 28 (Ch) Case No: HC10C03303 HC11C01178 IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE CHANCERY DIVISION Royal Courts of Justice Strand, London, WC2A 2LL 20/01/2012 B e f o r e : MR JUSTICE ROTH ____________________ Between: ALSTOM TRANSPORT Claimant – and – EUROSTAR INTERNATIONAL LIMITED Defendant ____________________ Sarah Hannaford QC and […]

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European Commission starts legal action against Hungary

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The European Commission has started legal action against Hungary over new legislation that came into force at the beginning of the year under Hungary’s new constitution. Following several exchanges with the Hungarian authorities on the drafts of the new legislation – notably letters sent by EU Commission President José Manuel Barroso, Vice-President Viviane Reding (EU […]

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Joint enterprise requires legislation, MPs warn

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A new report has warned that the law on joint enterprise is so confusing for juries and courts alike that legislation is needed to ensure justice for both victims and defendants and to end the high number of cases reaching the Court of Appeal. The report – Joint Enterprise – published by the Justice Committee […]

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JBW Group Ltd v Ministry of Justice [2012] EWCA Civ 8

Neutral Citation Number: [2012] EWCA Civ 8 Case No. HQO9X02909 IN THE COURT OF APPEAL (CIVIL DIVISION) ON APPEAL FROM THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE QUEEN’S BENCH DIVISION MASTER VICTORIA McCLOUD Case No. HQO9X02909 Royal Courts of Justice Strand, London, WC2A 2LL 16/01/2012 B e f o r e :THE MASTER OF THE ROLLS LORD […]

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Statistics show reforms needed across justice

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Newly published statistics support the case for a comprehensive reform programme across the justice system. For the first time, quarterly court statistics show the average length of civil and family cases at every County Court, and the duration of criminal cases at every Crown Court and local magistrates’ court group. The figures will allow people […]

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Legal cost capping scheme consultation launched

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Proposals for a costs capping scheme in cases challenging decisions by public authorities which impact on the environment were have been published in a Scottish Government consultation. The proposals would cap the amount of legal costs that a challenger would have to pay the other side, if they lose, at £5,000. This is balanced by […]

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New thresholds now in force

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Ruth McNaught, Solicitor at Harper Macleod LLP The EU Commission has published the new financial thresholds which will apply from 1 January 2012 through to 31 December 2013 for the application of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006, the Defence and Security Public Contracts Regulations 2011 and their Scottish equivalents. The […]

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A milestone for UK legal services

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UK consumers and businesses will find solicitor firms more competitive, more accessible and more efficient following new reforms to legal services. The reforms to the legal sector are being accelerated by the addition of the Solicitors Regulation Authority to the licensing authorities for the new Alternative Business Structures (ABSs). ABSs remove existing restrictions on legal […]

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