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Brussels flexes its muscles in support of forum choice clauses

‘Jurisdiction’ is the power of a court to entertain an action or other proceeding. When parties enter into a transaction they usually include a ‘jurisdiction clause’ alongside ... Read more

Article 8 defences to possession claims

The Human Rights Act (HRA) 1998 enshrines various rights derived from the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms in the law of ... Read more

Back to the future: the 
only constant 
in life is UK immigration law

Heraclitus was probably right when he said in 500BC that ‘the only constant in life is change’. However, if he was living or working in the UK ... Read more

Is it time for a friendly discussion?

Contracting parties have increasingly been agreeing to commit themselves to some form of inter partes discussion prior to the issuance of formal proceedings. This is despite the courts’ historic lack of ... Read more

Buying businesses from administrators: now is the time to prepare

As daily news heralds the emergence of the British economy from the worst recession since the 1930s it may seem a strange time to suggest that companies should consider acquiring businesses ... Read more

Engine emissions from non-road mobile machinery: changes to regulatory regime on the horizon

Non-road Mobile Machinery (NRMM), which covers a wide array of different types of machinery from construction machinery and locomotives to garden equipment, is currently subject to specific ... Read more


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