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High Court rules on non-planning councillors speaking at planning committee meetings

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 4 2014

Ali Williams comments on the recent case of BISHOP'S STORTFORD CIVIC FEDERATION (Claimant) v EAST HERTFORDSHIRE DISTRICT COUNCIL (Defendant) & (1

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

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

Wake up and smell the realpolitik

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

In a case which will put an end to much uncertainty, a recent Court of Appeal decision makes clear the dividing line between predisposition and predetermination in cases where councillors might be expected to have strong political views

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

Waiting for change: the current state of heritable security law in Scotland

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

The Supreme Court decision in RBS v Wilson in November 2010 overruled long-established procedures used by secured lenders in repossession proceedings in respect of secured properties by ruling that a calling-up notice was necessary in every case where a heritable creditor wishes to remove the defaulting borrower from the secured property

Sexual orientation discrimination and religious convictions - recent cases

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 6 2012

The County Court recently delivered a much publicised judgment in the case of a homosexual couple who were refused a room with a double bed at a bed & breakfast in Berkshire (Black and Morgan v Wilkinson, 18 October 2012, Reading County Court, Unreported

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

Local Government Newsletter Issue 74 - Highways

  • Eversheds LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 23 2012

In this case, the claimant practised as a solicitor at a property which had originally been built as a dwelling

R (Weaver) v London & Quadrant (2009)

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • -
  • 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