THE VIEW FROM BRUSSELS: ARE WE HEADED FOR A UK-EU TRADE WAR?

The post below was first published on our Brexit blog. The dispute over the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland The Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland to the UK Withdrawal Agreement is proving hard to implement. The European Parliament Research Service has produced a useful summary. The UK government has even suggested reneging on it but pulled back following … Read more

Public Law Project: Judicial Review Trends and Forecasts conference 2021

The post below was first published on our Public Law blog. We are delighted to be supporting the Public Law Project again in running its annual Judicial Review Trends and Forecasts conference. This year the conference will take place as a week of online seminars on the theme of ‘accountability and the constitution’. Read more

The UK’s LIBOR safe harbour legislation: a missed opportunity?

The post below was first published on our FSR and Corporate Crime blog. The Critical Benchmarks (References and Administrators’ Liability) Bill (Bill) was introduced to the UK Parliament and the first reading took place on 8 September 2021. The Bill introduces a legal ‘safe harbour’ within the primary legislative framework for the UK’s LIBOR legislative solution, the Financial … Read more

Charging forward – Ofgem’s drive to electrify transport

The post below was first published on our Energy blog On Saturday, 4 September 2021, Ofgem (the energy regulator in Great Britain) published its plans to further support the UK’s transition to electric vehicles (EVs) in the deployment of EVs and their integration into the electricity system. Ofgem aims to get the network ready for … Read more

Building Safety Bill – Reforming the development landscape

The post below was first published on our Real Estate blog. As we outlined in our previous blog on the Building Safety Bill this significant piece of legislation will effect a wholesale change to the planning and construction regime for residential developments, with a focus on increased accountability for all of those involved in the … Read more