January 19th, 2012

CAS decision in Contador case delayed again!

WADA’s appeal of the decision by the Spanish federation in Alberto Contador’s case was finally heard in November 2011.  The delays in these proceedings have been widely criticised and a decision was initially expected mid-January 2012.  The CAS decided to delay the publication of the decision in order that the parties may raise any challenge to the composition of the arbitral panel.  Neither side is understood to have challenged the constitution of the panel at the appeal hearing itself.  The CAS adopted this course in response to a recent report in the Associated Press that WADA lawyers accused the arbitral panel of not being impartial after they refused to hear testimony from their doping expert Michael Ashenden.  The wait continues ….



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January 19th, 2012

Neil Roland commission

Brodie & Company are pleased to have installed a number of pieces from acclaimed Manchester-based photographic artist, Neil Roland.

Neil has a legal background, having originally studied law.  Neil has retained a connection with the law and was commissioned to create a number of pieces for the opening of the Manchester Civil justice Centre.  Neil was also commissioned to create a number of pieces for the new Rolls Building in London and met Her Majesty the Queen at its opening.  The Rolls Building is the new home to the Chancery Division, the Admiralty and Commercial Court and the Technology and Construction Court and is reportedly the largest specialist centre for the resolution of financial, business and property litigation anywhere in the world.

See more of Neil’s works at www.neilroland.co.uk

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January 19th, 2012

Interest on Costs

On 31.01.2012 the Court of Appeal will hear Simcoe v Jacuzzi UK Group plc, an appeal that will hopefully result in a judgment that ends the long-running debate over the date from which interest on legal costs runs.

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