On 11 April 2016, the Environment Agency granted the necessary environmental permits to allow the UK-based company Third Energy UK Limited to carry out hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking” as it has become known, for shale gas at the so-called KM8 Well, an existing borehole in North Yorkshire.
A Call for Views – Responses to the Government’s Action Plan On Money Laundering and Terrorist Funding Due by 2 June 2016
On 21 April 2016, HM Treasury and the Home Office published the government’s “Action Plan” on the prevention of money laundering and the funding of terrorism.
Modern slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking.
Back in the day, the concept of vicarious liability (that is the situation in which one party is held liable for the acts or omissions of another) was largely confined to the employer/employee relationship.
Recent News and Comments Show U.S. and U.K. Authorities’ Efforts to Get the Information Behind the Panama Papers Scandal
The Panama Papers have captured the public’s and the legal community’s attention, with blockbuster disclosures of the offshore dealings of various prominent persons.
As described in the previous blog existing domestic legislation in the remaining 27 Member States of the EU (“EU 27”) would need to be reconsidered by domestic legislators and be amended, depending on both domestic needs and any requirements arising under the negotiations between the UK and the remaining EU27 Member States.
One of the surprises in Theresa May’s comments yesterday was the distinction she drew between the European Union and the European Convention on Human Rights – making clear that, in her view, it was the latter that was the greater cause for concern in the sphere of national security. All too often, no such distinction is drawn.
As the 23 June date for the British referendum about its future in the European Union (EU) comes closer, the EU political leadership in Brussels remains uncertain how best to support the ‘Bremain’ forces in order to avoid the embarrassing and damaging departure of one of its largest and strongest members.
On April 15, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published an occasional paper (Paper) in relation to high-frequency traders (HFT).
In an important decision of the Financial List of the High Court, on 8 April 2016 Mr Justice Snowden rejected claims by the “Class X” noteholder of the Windermere VII CMBS that it had been underpaid very substantial sums of interest on its notes on interest payment dates in 2015.