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Howes Percival LLP

Planning approval for holiday homes a break from permission?

United Kingdom - December 3 2012 In Suffolk and Norfolk alone, it is estimated that over £4.65 billion each year is generated for the local economy by tourism

Rights of way over private roads when permission becomes prescriptive

United Kingdom - January 30 2012 Are you a landowner?

Q: when is a fall back not a fall back? A: almost never!

United Kingdom - February 25 2013 A High Court challenge to the grant of planning permission for a new out-of-town retail development has offered some judicial explanation of when a

Pre-contract negotiations: can you guarantee that?

United Kingdom - October 9 2012 The Court of Appeal has confirmed that a sequence of emails can be sufficient to create a legally binding contract and guarantee

Dismissal before hearing grievance appeal was fair

United Kingdom - April 15 2010 The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that an employer did not need to wait until the grievance procedure was completed (i.e. hearing any appeal) before it could take disciplinary action against the employees who raised the grievance, where the grievance and disciplinary related to the same matter

Employment law update

United Kingdom - April 16 2013 Summer is coming - time for eating ice-cream and sunbathing. Alright, perhaps not if last summer was anything to go by. So is there anything to look

Manorial rights

United Kingdom - April 16 2013 A change in the law taking effect on 13 October this year could result in landowners and lords of the manor losing valuable rights. Manorial rights

Protecting listed buildings not just another material consideration

United Kingdom - April 15 2013 The quashing of an Inspector's decision to grant planning permission for a wind farm development has highlighted the special status given by the law

Top 5 family law myths exploded!

United Kingdom - April 11 2013 When it comes to sorting out the financial arrangements between you following a divorce it does not matter whose decision it was to bring an end to

Spring 2013 law changes five things employers need to know

United Kingdom - April 3 2013 "The coming months herald significant reforms to employment legislation including the introduction of new John Lewis-style employee shareholder