A round-up of writs in the Technology and Construction Court
United Utilities vs Environment Agency
United Utilities Water is suing the Environment Agency in a row over treated waste water and sludge. The Environment Agency claims the utility company needs a permit for waste water treatment but this is denied by United Utilities, who says it does not need a permit and that none of its activities are governed by Pollution Prevention and Control Regulations 2000. The case centres around activities at 23 waste water treatment plants. United Utilities is seeking a High Court declaration that the PPC regulations do not apply and that it does not require a permit for its waste treatment plants.
London Mutual vs Regus
Regus, an office space company, is facing an £880,000 damages claim in a row over a project to refurbish four offices in central London. Regus took a lease of the four properties in 1999 and agreed to refurbish the premises and pay for the work. Regus has paid £408,325.30 of a total bill of more than £1.2m according to a High Court writ. Landlords Royal London Mutual Insurance Society are suing for the balance of £884,722.33 and interest.
Mount Cook Land vs Whitney Group
Landlords Mount Cook Land is suing Whitney Group in a £113,000 dispute over the condition of premises in Hallam Street, London W1. Mount Cook claims that Whitney failed to leave the premises in good repair when the lease expired, and that repair costs, including loss of rent, amount to £113,767.94. Mount Cook is claiming damages and interest.