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A summary of major developments in key areas - General Counsel update - May 2014

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Australia, European Union, Germany, United Kingdom
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  • May 23 2014

Scottish independence referendum - The referendum will take place on 18 September 2014. Scottish independence raises many complex legal and political

Legal update: the Court of Appeal limits the presumption of undue influence

  • Kingsley Napley
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  • United Kingdom
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  • June 27 2014

If, in a contract, undue influence is proved, the contract is voidable by the innocent party. There are two potential pathways to a decision: actual

Public disclosure of confidential information provided to public authorities

  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 1 2014

A recent ruling of the First-Tier Tribunal highlights the risk that information provided to public authorities may be made public. The case of London

The "exclusivity principle" in a planning context

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 27 2011

The Court of Appeal has held that the service of a breach of planning condition notice is a "purely public" act, so the correct way of challenging such a notice is by way of judicial review proceedings

"Back-to-back" agreements

  • Cobbetts LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 19 2007

The use of so-called “back-to-back” agreements by local planning authorities seeking to enter into legally binding arrangements with development partners has been given the all clear by a recent decision of the House of Lords

Supreme Court moves to block abuse of time limits for enforcement of planning breaches

  • Howes Percival LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • May 9 2011

A recent string of high profile cases on time limits for enforcement of deliberately concealed planning breaches have culminated in the decision of the Supreme Court in Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government v Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council

Blyth Valley Borough Council v Persimmon Homes (North East) Ltd & ors 2008 EWCA Civ 861 (29 July 2008)

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 10 2008

Blyth Valley appealed against a ruling that quashed its bid to introduce a 30 per cent affordable housing policy

(Un)lawful commencement of development

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 31 2011

Planning permissions must be implemented within strict time limits unless expressly agreed otherwise with the Planning Authority

Haystacks and hay barns

  • Howes Percival LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • June 2 2011

The Supreme Court moves to block legal loophole in the planning system as Government gives councils tough new powers

A complete defence?

  • Guildhall Chambers
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 12 2012

The main advantage from the landlord’s point of view of an assured shorthold tenancy is that once the fixed term has expired possession can be recovered without having to establish any of the grounds set out in Schedule 2 of the Housing Act 1988