Must or will in court rules

Where the court is to take an action, rules of court should prefer “must” to “will”, according to the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments. The Rules committee has therefore made a new practice direction. In any new rules of court, or in any changes to a rule,...

Moneys or monies?

If legalese is language that only a lawyer would use, then both words surely qualify. Why not say “money”, as non-lawyers do? For those who must know which of these two archaic expressions is least common, this article reviews the evidence. Three people...

EU Ombudsman demands clear tender documents

The European Ombudsman has told the European Commission to review its procurement notices and guidance for a second time, to clarify the rule restricting the award of contracts to companies established in an EU state. The  European Ombudsman’s decision on 18...
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