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Tackling late payment in the United Kingdom: the duty to report on payment practices

Article Date: 10-08-2015
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The UK has implemented Directive 2011/7/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 February 2011 on combating late payment in commercial transactions on time, even if at the last minute (Late Payment Commercial Debts Regulation 2013 which came into force on 16th March 2013). This country... [Read All]

The future of UK Justice Policy

Article Date: 03-08-2015
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In a speech entitled “What does a one nation justice policy look like?”, the Justice Secretary Michael Gove outlined on 23rd June 2015 the justice policy of the new UK Government (the reference to a “one nation justice policy” derives from the one-nation programme of Prime Mi... [Read All]

Towards 28 more judges at the General Court and no more Civil Service Tribunal?

Article Date: 27-07-2015
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The General Court of the European Union is overloaded. The number of new cases reached an unprecedented level of 912 cases in 2014, from 398 in 2000. Therefore, the number of cases pending before the General Court (1423 cases) rose by nearly 100 compared with 2013 (for the full statistics, see the 2... [Read All]

In favor of a clear exclusive jurisdiction clause

Article Date: 13-07-2015
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On 23rd April 2015, the Court of Appeal of England and Wales delivered its decision in the case between Chinese company Hin-Pro International Logistics Limited and Chilean company Compania Sud Americana De Vapores S.A. ([2015] EWCA Civ 401). The key issue was whether a clause in bills of lading pro... [Read All]

The 2005 Convention on Choice of Court Agreements to come into force on 1st October 2015

Article Date: 22-06-2015
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On 30th June 2005, the Hague Conference on Private International Law concluded a Convention on Choice of Court Agreements. The EU as a Regional Economic Integration Organisation became a Member of the Hague Conference on Private International Law in 2007. On 11th June 2015, the EU approved the 2005 ... [Read All]

An ambitious Action Plan for Belgian Civil Justice

Article Date: 15-06-2015
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On 18 March 2015, the Minister of Justice Koen Geens presented his Action Plan for Justice (Plan Justice) to the Belgian Parliament. The Plan starts with a quote from US President Eisenhower: “No battle was ever won according to plan, but no battle was ever won without one”. The Minister... [Read All]

A boost to private enforcement in competition law: the UK Consumer Rights Act 2015 collective proceedings

Article Date: 18-05-2015
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The Consumer Rights Act 2015 received Royal Assent on 26th March 2015 and should come into force in October 2015. One of its main aims is to encourage SMEs and consumers to bring private actions in competition law. This was made clear in the Research Paper produced to inform the debate on the Consum... [Read All]

The UK Competition and Markets Authority at (nearly) One

Article Date: 16-03-2015
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The Competition and Markets Authority will celebrate its 1st birthday on 1st April 2015. It is a new independent non-ministerial department of the UK Government, which is fully operating since 1 April 2014. It took over the work of the two main national competition authorities that were responsible ... [Read All]

Important English decisions on the Rome II Regulation regarding the law applicable to traffic accidents

Article Date: 09-03-2015
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Regulation no 864/2007 of the European Parliament and the Council on the law applicable to non-contractual obligations (Rome II) came into force in 2009 in the European Union (minus Denmark). It applies only to events giving rise to damage occurring after 11 January 2009. There are several particula... [Read All]

The 2015 radical change in the Continuous Professional Development requirements for Solicitors

Article Date: 26-02-2015
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A completely new approach to the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) requirements for Solicitors in England and Wales will soon be progressively phased in. It will be available to solicitors on a voluntary basis starting 1st April 2015 before being made compulsory for all solicitors in Novembe... [Read All]
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