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UK legal highlights: 2014 and beyond
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 17 2014

The EU has published a Directive (201456EU) and a Regulation ((EU) 5372014) reforming the rules governing the statutory audit market. The


Does Bear Grylls really hate health and safety?
  • Morton Fraser
  • United Kingdom
  • January 25 2012

At a recent event in Birmingham Bear Grylls was quoted as saying “I hate health and safety and all of that”


Islington late night levy?
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • September 13 2012

Press reports suggest that Islington Council is already considering the imposition of a late night levy, following comments by Islington Councillor, Paul Convery, executive member for community safety


Hotels a temporary solution to the strain on student accommodation?
  • Eversheds LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 14 2012

As student numbers continue to fluctuate in response to the new fee arrangements, there is the potential for universities to be 'caught short' with insufficient student accommodation available to cope with the number of students arriving on their doorstep, in September, a substantial proportion of them having reverted to the clearing system to secure alternative university places on relatively short notice


Town and village greens new rules now in force
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 15 2007

Since 6 April 2007, new legislation has been in force (in England, although not yet in Wales) concerning the registration of town and village greens


The ambit of statutory powers
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 10 2007

Public authorities often derive their powers from statute and therefore the drafting of the relevant legislation is fundamental to understanding the extent of those powers


Fancy a flutter on the Gambling Act 2005?
  • Howes Percival LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 10 2007

Having successfully transferred alcohol and entertainment licensing to local councils the Government is preparing the industry for a similar exercise for gambling


Late night drinking bans proposed
  • DMH Stallard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 29 2010

An amendment to the Crime and Security Bill, if approved by Parliament, will give local authorities the power to apply a blanket ban on premises opening for the sale of alcohol between 3am and 6am, by specifying streets or areas, rather than premises, where it is considered necessary to promote the licensing objectives


English Heritage publishes Pillars of the community: the transfer of local authority heritage assets
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 28 2011

There are heritage assets in every local area, ranging from historic, often listed buildings to battlefields


Town and village greens: recent significant cases for landowners
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 3 2011

Land can be registered as a new town or village green (TVG) "if for not less than twenty years a significant number of the inhabitants of any locality, or of any neighbourhood within a locality, have indulged in lawful sports and pastimes on it as of right"