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Legal briefs: Scottish lobby register requirement kicks in; Challenge to major NI road scheme refused

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of legal news: 10 March-16 March, 2018

Scottish lobby register requirement kicks in

A new legal requirement to register lobbying activity involving MSPs, government ministers, special advisers or permanent secretaries comes into effect this week as the Lobbying (Scotland) Act 2016 comes into force.

Scottish Parliament

Challenge to major NI road scheme refused

The Supreme Court has decided not to hear an environmentalist’s challenge to the £160 million A6 road scheme in County Antrim.

BBC News

Manchester site sale challenge fails

Manchester City Council was not obliged to sell a site to a particular buyer simply because of an earlier planning decision, ruled a High Court judge.

Local Government Lawyer

Court rules on Dublin docklands ‘ransom strip’ wrangle

Development firm Marlet has won a court battle against a company connected to top developer Johnny Ronan over the freehold of two strips of land that have been holding up a €100 million Dublin docklands development. 

Irish Independent