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Building the Circular Economy

Welcome to my blog, 'Building the Circular Economy'. Its all about designing stuff to 'disassemble' rather than disposal and preventing uncessary use of energy. Some people call it 'cradle to cradle' manufacturing, or C2C, the aim is to encourage reuse of materials or using biodegradable ingrediants rather than landfill.

Other subjects include encouraging people to lease their stuff rather than buying it - this way materials are returned to the manufacturers who will have an incentive to design their products with an emphasis on sustainability.  Other themes include the 'reverse supply chain' preventing unnesessary movements of goods and people around the world.

 I hope you will enjoy the articles, which will look at all aspects of new innovation, Smart Cities, the expansion of Electric Vehicle use around the world, future energy storage plans to help wind and solar energy.

I hope that you find the articles interesting. Please feel free to add your comments, links to other articles and observations - the more contraversial the better! You can follow me on Linkedin [ and look at our group #GreenLeeds] and Twitter @tbarbarnett .

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SRA Update:Leigh Day and Lack of Integrity | SDT lawyer

SRA Update:Leigh Day and Lack of Integrity | SDT lawyer

Two main issues have been in the headlines over the past few weeks, the dismissal of the case against Leigh Day and also the continued gymnastics of the High Court around the question of the definition of lack...

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Mostyn J joins debate on SRA Lack of Integrity test

Mostyn J joins debate on SRA Lack of Integrity test

Two interesting decisions have come from the High Court which offer conflicting views of the definiton of 'Lack of Integrity'. In Newell-Austin v SRA [2017] EWHC 411  on 3rd March...

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SRA playing for the headlines? |  SRA Barrister

SRA playing for the headlines? | SRA Barrister

A review of a number of recent SDT cases shows the SRA increasing its profile. Commentators are asking if this is the SRA preparing to make a case for separation from the Law Society.

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Jeremy Barnett to speak at Solicitors Regulatory and Compliance Seminar

Jeremy Barnett to speak at Solicitors Regulatory and Compliance Seminar

Jeremy will be joining Ian Coupland and Jeffrey Lewis at a seminar in London on 16th November 2016 that will deal with Compliance, Investigations Interventions and dealing with the Solicitors Disciplinary...

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SDT abuse decision overturned | SRA lawyer

SDT abuse decision overturned | SRA lawyer

In a High Court Decision published today, the SRA were roundly criticised in the manner of the presentation of their case before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal. However, the decision to stay the case was...

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High Court confirms test for SRA interventions | SRA Lawyer

High Court confirms test for SRA interventions | SRA Lawyer

In a decision handed down by HH Judge Behrens sitting in the High Court on 11th March 2016, the law around the approriate approach and test for an appeal against a Law Society Intervention Order against a firm...

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SRA achieve strike off again in Escrow Account cases

SRA achieve strike off again in Escrow Account cases

In a decision dated 11th January 2016, the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal have struck off another solicitor who faced allegations of Dishonesty and Lack of Integrity over the use of his client account as an...

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SRA update including new Indicative Sanctions Guidance

SRA update including new Indicative Sanctions Guidance

Conflicting signals seem to be emerging from the High Court on the question of interfering with the decision of the SDT. Hot on the heels of  SRA v Chan Ali and Abode, where the tribunal decision was...

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High Court overturns SDT in stamp duty land tax case

High Court overturns SDT in stamp duty land tax case

In a recent High Court decision concerning Stamp Duty Land Tax [SDLT], the decision of the Solicitors Diciplinary Tribunal [SDT] received substantial criticism and the sanction which was a fine of...

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Regulators warn against Graphene and other enticing 'investments'

Regulators warn against Graphene and other enticing 'investments'

The FCA and SRA have beefed up their warnings about 'High Yield' investments as ingenious fraudsters think up new enticing schemes to attract investors who are keen to beat the low interest ratescurrently...

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