Smarter legal budgeting | Thomson Reuters

Legal Briefing

Budgeting is a critical concern for in-house lawyers, in terms of litigation and day-to-day legal work. While the Jackson reforms have forced parties to litigation to consider the costs element of dispute resolution, the fact that legal spend routinely represents a significant balance sheet item has led corporate legal departments to focus sharply on validating …

All change in green energy: results of the first Contracts for Difference auction | Burges Salmon

Legal Briefing

The government has recently announced the winners of the first auction for its non-fossil fuel Contracts for Difference (CfDs). These CfDs will ultimately replace the main existing subsidy support for renewable energy, the Renewables Obligation (RO), and are a key part of the government’s Electricity Market Reform (EMR) package. The award follows many years of …

Conduct or contract? | Cooley

Legal Briefing

In our March article, we looked at the decision in Raymond Bieber & ors v Teathers Ltd [2014], where an e-mail in response to an offer simply saying ‘noted’ was interpreted as indicating acceptance of the offer. The legal principles relating to offer and acceptance have again been put under the spotlight in the Commercial …

The (other) benefits of 
third-party funding for 
in-house counsel | Bentham Europe Limited

Legal Briefing

The involvement of Third-Party 
funders (Funders) has – in recent times – become reasonably common in large commercial litigation in England and arbitration claims, both bilateral investment treaty and commercial, in the main arbitration centres of London and Paris. Typically, it remains the case that the involvement of Funders is limited to the extent that …