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News, Articles & Events: December 2023

The UK government has announced the new procurement thresholds that will apply from 1 January 2024 to all public sector contracts, utilities contracts and concession contracts. The new thresholds (inclusive of VAT) are as follows: Type of contract Central government authorities Other public sector authorities Utilities Concessions Works £5,548,000 £5,548,000 £5,548,000 £5,548,000 Services £144,000 £222,000 […]

Throughout December, our family law solicitors Alex Haworth and Gemma Nicholls-Webber have been getting into the Christmas spirit and have shared several of their favourite family law topics with a festive twist.   Day 1: “O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree”: How are gifts treated on divorce Day 2: “In the Bleak Midwinter”: Getting children’s Christmas arrangements […]

From early 2021, pressure has been building on Ofgem to introduce policy changes to address the perceived lack of fairness and transparency for non-domestic consumers in the energy market. In 2023, Ofgem and DESNZ jointly commissioned research on non-domestic consumers experiences and the interim findings indicated that particular areas of concern were around expedient and […]

As we turn our calendars to December, and we can finally start getting into the Christmas spirit, our family law solicitors Alex Haworth and Gemma Nicholls-Webber share several of their favourite family law topics with a festive twist. Over the first 12 working days of December, they’ll be giving their family law version of the […]

As the end of 2023 draws closer, I want to give recognition to the amazing team that we have in Private Client Dispute Resolution Oxford and highlight some of our key cases from 2023. The team have had an exceptionally busy year, marked by a surge in cases and heightened public awareness surrounding contentious probate […]

This 10th edition of International Comparative Legal Guide (ICLG) – Franchise, produced in association with Partner, Iain Bowler, covers key issues in franchise laws and regulations across 20 jurisdictions. This guide is for anyone looking to grow their business through franchising; whether considering franchising for the first time, or expanding an existing franchise system regionally […]

The Supreme Court has held that a new type of injunction may be granted to prevent unauthorised camps on local authority land. The judgment in the case of Wolverhampton City Council and others v London Gypsies and Travellers and others [2023] UKSC 47 was handed down on 29 November 2023. It allows local authorities to […]

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