Chemicals regulation update: live issues | Burges Salmon

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A key milestone in the implementation of the REACH (Registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemical substances) Chemicals Regulation 1907/2006 (REACH) was the first registration deadline on 1 December 2010.

YouTube and Facebook provide venues for judgment publication | Wolf Theiss

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In a recent decision, the Commercial Court of Vienna (Handelsgericht Wien) ordered the publication of a judgment in the form of a YouTube video. As far as can be told, this was the first time, confirming that new information channels and social networks can provide a venue for the publication of judgments.

Legitimate expectation representations and conspicuous unfairness | Kingsley Napley LLP

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As the effect of public sector budget cuts begin to bite, companies and other institutions involved in projects with public bodies will look to judicial review as a possible way of protecting those projects or salvaging something from the wreckage if funding is pulled. The recent decision in R (on the application of Grimsby Institute …

Claim for restitution crashes in the High Court | Cooley

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Remedies for contractual disputes are traditionally compensatory in nature, with damages assessed based on the loss suffered by the claimant. Restitutionary remedies, however, focus on any unfair benefit (known as ‘unjust enrichment’) to the defendant at the claimant’s expense, with the aim of restoring that benefit to the claimant. Restitutionary remedies are therefore distinct from …