The costs of refusing to mediate

The Court of Appeal recently confirmed in the case of Gore v Naheed & Anor that a party who refuses to mediate will not automatically be penalised in costs because there is no general rule that refusal is automatically unreasonable. The facts The claimant, Mr Gore, was successful in his claim for damages and an

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The fight against illegal online content

Last month, the European Commission published the paper Towards an enhanced responsibility of online platforms concerning the fight against illegal online content. The Commission states that its aim is to “facilitate and intensify the implementation of good practices for preventing, detecting, removing and disabling access to illegal content”. It is hoped that

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Brexit, ‘regulatory alignment’ & energy

This week’s revelation that the UK and EU have been contemplating a deal on the EU withdrawal that involves continuing ‘regulatory alignment’ on the island of Ireland raises an interesting and important question as regards the position of the UK electricity sector post-Brexit: is Irish/NI ‘regulatory alignment’ possible without broader

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