The legal implications of gas to grid: a bio-methane revolution | Burges Salmon

Legal Briefing

The widespread deployment of anaerobic digestion facilities is finally becoming a reality after many years of gradual but slow progress. Interest in gas to grid facilities has been a particular feature, prompted by the incentives available under the Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). This article explores the regulatory and contractual foundations behind the gas to …

The Court of Appeal drills deep into ‘the root of the contract’ and finds itself divided on whether there was a repudiatory breach for late payment | Cooley

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Many parties will require that certain aspects of a contract are to be performed in a timely manner. Indeed, written contracts will often include provisions that ‘time is of the essence’. The benefit of making time of essence is that this stipulation becomes a condition of the contract: if the performing party fails to perform …

Sailing on the seven seas: international product liability perils
 | Shook, Hardy & Bacon

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Today’s global economy presents both commercial opportunity and legal risk to producers. The vast majority of companies now trade on an international scale with design, manufacturing and distribution spanning the entire globe. However, international trade is not without risk where product liability is concerned. In this article, John Reynolds of Shook, Hardy & Bacon considers …

Rent in administration proceedings: the Court of Appeal decision in Re Game Station | Druces LLP

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For a long time the issue of rent payable by a corporate tenant in administration appeared to be settled1. Landlords were apparently content to accept that, when a tenant company went into administration, the rent owing under the lease at the date of the administration was an ordinary unsecured claim. For the period of the …