‘This paper considers the hybrid bill process, as occasionally used to promote major infrastructure projects, and how this interacts with the Environmental Impact Assessment regime. In particular it deals with the current High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Bill, which is seeking powers to build and operate Phase I of the High Speed 2 railway (“the HS2 Bill”).’
Thirty Nine Essex Street, May 2014
“The holders of dematerialised shares in a public company were not entitled to the same protection under section 98 of the Companies Act 2006 as registered minority shareholders.”
WLR Daily, 23rd January 2013
“At a retrial of a conspirator about whom the jury at the first trial had been unable to reach a verdict, the Crown would be entitled to tell the jury that it was the prosecution’s case that those who had been acquitted at the first trial were probably involved in the conspiracy and that the jury would be entitled to take into account the acquitted conspirators’ probable role in the importation when deciding whether they were sure that the defendant had conspired with a conspirator who had pleaded guilty.”
WLR Daily, 19th January 2012
Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland, Landesverband Nordrhein Westfalen eV v Bezirksregierung Arnsberg, Trianel Kohlekraftwerk Lünen GmbH & Co KG, intervening (Case C-115/09);  WLR (D) 160
“A member state was precluded under article 10a of Directive 85/337/EEC from withholding, from a non-governmental organisation promoting environmental protection, the right to rely before a national court on the infringement of a rule flowing from the environmental law of the European Union on the ground that that rule only protected the interests of the general public and not the interests of individuals. Such a non-governmental organisation could derive from article 10a the right to rely, before the courts, on the infringement of rules of national law flowing from Council Directive 92/43/EC even where national law did not permit this.”
WLR Daily, 12th May 2011
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“Although the interests and liabilities of a member of a limited liability partnership were different from those of a contributory to a limited company and those differences might lead to some changes in practice so far as petitions to wind them up were concerned, a person seeking to exercise a right to appear and be heard in court proceedings, whether as creditor or contributory, should at least claim to be a member of the class on whom that right was conferred.”
WLR Daily, 17th February 2009
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