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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

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

Secure tenant required to give up possession of flat

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 23 2010

Wilson v London Borough of Harrow is a decision of the High Court concerning the right of a tenant to remain in council property which she had occupied for some 17 years

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

Case law update

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 31 2008

Blyth Valley Borough Council had adopted a 30 per cent affordable housing policy for all new developments in the borough providing ten or more homes

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

Restrictive covenants: can a local authority enforce a covenant preventing development for which it has granted planning permission?

  • Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 25 2008

A transfer of land in 2000 between Easington District Council and a private individual contained a covenant not to use the property other than as a coach depot and associated bungalow for residential use

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

White v South Derbyshire District Council 2012 All ER (D) 91 (Nov)

  • Eversheds LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 28 2012

The appellants in this case owned land that was being used by them as a caravan site within the ambit and application of the Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960

R (on the application of Kevin Lewis) v (1) Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council (2) Persimmon Homes (Teeside) Ltd (2009)

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 27 2009

The Court of Appeal has dismissed the latest legal appeal in the long-running litigation concerning part of the site for a multimillion pound leisure and housing regeneration in Redcar