Adjudicator’s Award Runs Into Insolvency Process – High Court Ruling

The effectiveness of the contract adjudication system depends upon the willingness of judges to enforce awards – but what happens if such enforcement would unfairly undermine an ongoing insolvency process? The High Court considered that issue in a guideline case concerning a domestic building project. Landowners engaged a building company to construct a four-storey house[…]

Phone Operators Win Back £218 Million In Unlawfully Levied Licence Fees

No public authority in a civilised society can raise taxes, duties or other levies without lawful authority. That fundamental principle was rigorously applied by the High Court in ordering the Office of Communications (Ofcom) to repay hundreds of millions of pounds unlawfully levied from four mobile phone operators in respect of frequency band licence fees.[…]