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Final report into the structure of Civil Courts in England and Wales

Article Date: 12-12-2016
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Lord Justice Briggs delivered its final report into the structure of Civil Courts in July 2016 (Civil Courts Structure Review: Final Report). The report makes a series of recommendations intended to inform the current programme of wider court modernisation being undertaken by HM Courts and Trib... [Read All]

The end of the Civil Service Tribunal

Article Date: 28-11-2016
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The Civil Service Tribunal was dissolved on 1 September 2016. It was composed of seven Judges appointed by the Council for a renewable period of six years. It sat in Chambers of three Judges or, whenever the difficulty or importance of the questions of law warranted it, as a full court. It had juris... [Read All]

The UK Supreme Court and cross-border accidents

Article Date: 21-11-2016
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On 3 August 2016, the UK Supreme Court delivered its judgment in Moreno v The Motor Insurers’ Bureau, [2016] UKSC 52. The facts were the following. On 17 May 2011, Ms Tiffany Moreno, a United Kingdom resident, was on holiday in Greece. Walking along the verge of a road, she was struck fro... [Read All]

Important updates regarding The Hague Conference

Article Date: 14-11-2016
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New contracting states have recently adhered to several important Hague Conventions for European Union States. One should note, in particular, the following.   On 7 September 2016, the United States of America deposited its Instrument of ratification of the Hague Convention of 23 November ... [Read All]

Report on the application of the 2008 Mediation Directive

Article Date: 07-11-2016
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The European Commission released its report on the application of Directive 2008/52/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on certain aspects of mediation in civil and commercial matters (COM(2016) 542 final, 26 August 2016 ).  The key point is that, according to the European Com... [Read All]

The legal profession and the law of competition

Some Thoughts on the Interaction of Italian and European Law

Article Date: 03-11-2016
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1. Introduction. Two models for perceiving the legal profession In the realm of free professions, two approaches have been opposed and conflicting for more than twenty years, and they can be seen clearly in the world of legal professions. Professional activity, and especially that of a Lawyer, ... [Read All]

Study on "The effect of 'Brexit' on the unitary patent regulation and the unified patent court agreement"

Article Date: 17-10-2016
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Richard Gordon QC and Tom Pascoe were instructed to advise the IP Federation, the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys and the Intellectual Property Lawyers Association on “The effect of ‘Brexit’ on the unitary patent regulation and the unified patent court agreement” (Leg... [Read All]

International Surrogacy: present situation and future options

Article Date: 10-10-2016
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Amalia Rigon and Céline Chateau have recently authored a briefing note for the European Parliament on International Surrogacy (Regulating international surrogacy arrangements - state of play, PE 571.368, 30 August 2016). The authors recall the state of play, for example, the Paradiso and... [Read All]

Le Médiateur du Groupe ENGIE (ENGIE Group Mediator)

Article Date: 11-07-2016
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ENGIE Group’s Mediation was set up in 1999 following consultation with consumer organisations[1]. It provides complainants with a final opportunity for resolving their complaint with ENGIE without resorting to legal action. It deals with both B2C and B2B disputes, wherever ENGIE is present (70... [Read All]

Leave the EU = leave the UK?

Article Date: 27-06-2016
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The United Kingdom decided on Thursday 23 June 2016 to leave the European Union, with a clear majority of 52%. The consequences will be felt strongly over the months and years to come, both from within the UK (the current UK Prime Minister David Cameron will quit in three months, with the former Lon... [Read All]
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