The Court of Appeal has decided that VAT repayment claims made under section 80 VATA must refer to quarterly or monthly accounting periods. In Bratt, the taxpayer purported to make a Fleming claim for the whole of 1989 without identifying which of the sums claimed related to particular accounting periods. The Court of Appeal agreed […]
Kassie Smith QC has been appointed by the States of Jersey to carry out an independent review of the Jersey Competition and Regulatory Authority (JCRA) following the Royal Court judgment in ATF Overseas Holdings Ltd v JCRA. The review will look into the circumstances leading up to a decision by the JCRA that ATF Fuels […]
This one day conference is organised by the prestigious Global Competition Law Center (GCLC) of the College of Europe and takes place on 21 June in Brussels. Ronit Kreisberger will be a panel member discussing “The Rise of Private Competition Law Enforcement: benefits, costs and future prospects” with a presentation on the achievements and challenges […]
Gulamhussein and Tariq v United Kingdom, application nos. 46538/11 and 3960/12 The recent decision of the European Court of Human Rights in Tariq v UK has significant implications for the use of closed material procedures in civil proceedings in which article 6 ECHR is engaged. Mr Tariq was employed by the Home Office as an […]
The Supreme Court has considered the way in which the OFT conducted its ‘Early Resolution’ settlement negotiations with parties who were subject to its tobacco investigation. In overturning the decision of the Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court has held that a mistake made to the benefit of one party in a settlement negotiation is not […]
Anneli Howard is one of the four “heavyweights from law and politics” being brought together on Thursday 7th June, for a contentious debate on Brexit and the future of the City’s talent. The debaters will argue the motion “The first casualty of Brexit will be City talent!” Arguing FOR the motion: Kenneth Clarke QC […]
The House of Commons Environmental Audit Select Committee has produced a report on UK progress on reducing Fluorinated gas (F-gas) emissions. Professor Panos Koutrakos gave oral evidence which has been used in the report, available here.
In its report published today on the Government’s proposed legislation setting up a Trade Remedies Authority (TRA) the House of Commons Select Committee has backed a number of recommendations made by George Peretz QC (who gave written and oral evidence to the Committee’s inquiry). The TRA will, along with the Secretary of State for International Trade, […]
Jon Turner QC, Counsel to British Airways and Daniel Beard QC and Thomas Sebastian, barristers to Part 20 claimant airlines, were recognised for their work on the UK Air Cargo Follow-on litigation which won the ‘Litigation of the year – Cartel defence’ award at the recent GCR Awards. See GCR website for further details.
On 4th May the Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) was granted permission to appeal against a High Court judgment which allows the UK Government to continue to export arms to Saudi Arabia for use in Yemen. See previous news item here. The appeal has been expedited to be heard by the Court of Appeal in […]