Lynne Freeman

Lynne Freeman

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A Rare Judicial Look at the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act

The recent Part 8 decision in Hurley Palmer Flatt v Barclays Bank Plc considered the application of the Contract (Rights of Third Parties Act) 1999 (the Act) and whether a third party could rely on the contractual right to...more

10/21/2014 - Commercial Contracts Privity of Contract Third-Party Relationships UK

Shale Gas in the UK: a year in review (a regulatory and policy update)

Introduction - Shale gas exploration is now featuring in the news headlines in the UK on an almost daily basis. The positions of those for and against extraction of unconventional gas through hydraulic fracturing...more

2/18/2014 - Fracking Shale Gas UK

Shale Gas Update: A Clearer Roadmap for UK Exploration

The UK Government has recently published further details on a package of tax, planning and community benefits to help kick-start shale gas exploration in the UK. These measures will be welcomed by those in (or looking to...more

7/30/2013 - Energy Exploration Environmental Impact Report Oil & Gas Shale Gas UK

Shale Update: Is Britain on the cusp of a shale gas boom?

Supply to more than meet demand - It was recently reported that iGas studies show that sites in the north-west of England contain much larger shale gas resources than previously anticipated. These studies indicate that...more

6/29/2013 - Energy Consumption Energy Policy EU Fracking Oil & Gas Shale Gas

The Engineering and Construction Contract (NEC3): A Comparative Analysis – Part 2

Introduction - In our last Alert, we assessed the philosophy of the NEC Engineering and Construction Contract (“NEC3”) against the FIDIC Conditions of Contract for EPC/Turnkey Projects (“FIDIC Silver”), with a view to...more

5/8/2013

The NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract: A Comparative Analysis – Part 1

The Engineering and Construction Contract (NEC3) and FIDIC Conditions of Contract for EPC/Turnkey Projects (FIDIC Silver) are both popular standard forms of engineering and construction contract, used on a variety of projects...more

4/25/2013 - Construction Contracts Contract Drafting EU FIDIC Contracts NEC3 Contracts

UK Shale Gas – A Regulatory Update

Key discussion points - ..Energy crisis and new “dash for gas” set to ignite UK shale market ..Moratorium on exploration lifted ..New industry guidance issued, UK and EU shale-specific legislation under...more

3/19/2013 - EU Fracking Shale Gas UKOOG

Gender Balancing: It's Good Business

As the word “diversity” has evolved in our culture to become a code word for the inclusion of racial, gender, and ethnic minorities, we sometimes lose sight of the key element of diversity that makes it significant in our...more

1/17/2013 - Business Development Diversity

Shale Gas in the UK: One year on…

Introduction - Following changes in personnel in the UK Government, opportunities may be on the horizon in the budding UK shale gas industry. Last year, we reported on the challenges in achieving large scale shale gas...more

11/15/2012

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