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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

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

Capital allowances and fixtures: is change good?

  • CMS Cameron McKenna
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 29 2011

On 31 May 2011 HMRC published a consultation document proposing changes to the capital allowances regime in relation to fixtures

Harvey v Plymouth City Council 29.7.10

  • Kennedys Law LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 15 2010

Occupier not liable for serious injuries following fall over a tripping hazard at night; there was no implied consent to the Claimant's activities at the time

New definition of 'domestic violence'

  • Penningtons Manches LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 9 2011

In yet another landmark ruling, the Supreme Court has held that the definition of 'domestic violence' for the purposes of the Housing Act 1996, section 177 (homelessness) is not limited to violence involving physical contact, but also includes threatening or intimidating behaviour and any other form of abuse which, directly or indirectly, may give rise to the risk of harm

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

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

"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

R (Weaver) v London & Quadrant (2009)

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 5 2009

In a majority ruling, the Appeal Court judges backed a High Court decision a year ago that housing associations are public bodies and susceptible to claims under the Human Rights Act

Portobello Park Action Group Association v The City of Edinburgh Council, 12 September 2012

  • Morton Fraser
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 20 2012

In the Outer House Lady Dorrian had dismissed a petition for Judicial Review by the Portobello Park Action Group Association