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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

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

Withholding sick pay

United Kingdom - October 22 2007 An employer unlawfully withheld sick pay from an employee who had produced medical certificates, even though the employer itself had doubts as to the validity of the illness

Great mistakes with estate agents’ commission

United Kingdom - July 24 2012 In recent years there have been a number of cases going through the Courts about estate agents rights to receive commission

Ignorance is not bliss: the law says you do know what you don't know!

United Kingdom - April 30 2012 When negotiating contracts, business people should be aware of the recent decision in the High Court in the case of Spencer v Secretary of State for Defence 2012

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