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Welcome to the March 2015 edition of Competition Matters, a briefing which provides a quick overview of the latest developments in UK and EU competition law and policy. 

You can also follow us on Twitter @FootAnsteyCT to keep up to date with the latest news in competition and wider commercial sectors.


Hello and welcome to our Dispute Resolution bulletin which brings you practical legal updates together with industry-focused insights. We are a highly experienced commercial litigation team and experts in all aspects of disputes management and resolution. In all cases we work alongside our clients to identify and provide bespoke, pragmatic and cost-effective solutions.


From the Google Spain ruling to the perceived threat to the much coveted "special purposes of journalism exemption", data protection is a topic that hasn't been far from my thoughts over the last 12 months. As such, it has been the subject of a handful of columns already.

Tags: Sam HancockMedia2015

The consultation period for the new Senior Insurance Manager's Regime (SIMR) has just closed. The consultation on the application of those proposals in relation to non-executive directors (NEDs) closes on 27 April 2015. The final papers for transposition to Solvency II (which is driving the SIMR changes) are supposed to be out by 31 March 2015 to allow full implementation of the proposals by 1 January 2016.


Farmers and growers who directly supply large supermarket chains should be alert to the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) which was introduced to oversee the supplier relationship. It has the aim of ensuring that practices in the supply chain become more equitable and that the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP) is upheld. This is in light of the infamous reports accusing the supermarket industry of driving additional payments from suppliers to offset their own costs.

Tags: Joel WoolfAgriculture2015

Welcome to this month's Charities news.

Tags: Charities2015

I know that many of the recent Law Columns have centred on S.39 orders and so whilst it is unusual to revisit a topic quite so frequently, as it remains a very topical issue, here we go again!


Broughton Gifford is a 22 ha solar farm in Wiltshire constructed by Norrington Solar Farm Limited and Terraform Power Limited. The Application was negatively screened in autumn 2012 and found not to be EIA development. Heritage impact was considered as part of this screening, but the screening assessment concluded the impacts could be adequately assessed in reports submitted during the course of the planning application.

Tags: Fergus CharltonReal EstateEnergy and Environment2015

Following a consultation last year, the Government has now confirmed that it will be not going ahead with its proposal for locally set licensing fees. Neither will it be introducing a single payment date for annual fees. 


Welcome to the February 2015 edition of Competition Matters, a briefing which provides a quick overview of the latest developments in UK and EU competition law and policy. 

You can also follow us on Twitter @FootAnsteyCT to keep up to date with the latest news in competition and wider commercial sectors.


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