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EMEA legal insights bulletin
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Azerbaijan, Belgium, Hungary, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom
  • September 15 2015

It is forecast that seven of the top 10 countries in terms of GDP growth within the next decade will be from Africa. But this growth is wholly

All about appropriate appropriation
  • Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 28 2015

This post looks at the importance of local authorities engaging in a conscious deliberative process when appropriating land for a particular purpose

Affordable housing and tariff requirements on small sites reinstated
  • Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 29 2015

The High Court in R (on the application of West Berkshire District Council and Reading Borough Council) v Secretary of State for Communities and Local

The "exclusivity principle" in a planning context
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • 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

Restrictive covenants: can a local authority enforce a covenant preventing development for which it has granted planning permission?
  • Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • 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

Capital allowances and fixtures: is change good?
  • CMS Cameron McKenna
  • United Kingdom
  • July 29 2011

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

Occupier’s liability: council not liable for reckless behaviour
  • Nabarro LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 25 2011

A recent case heard at the Court of Appeal considered whether a land owner was liable under occupier's liability when someone was injured whilst acting recklessly on their land

Blyth Valley Borough Council v Persimmon Homes (North East) Ltd & ors 2008 EWCA Civ 861 (29 July 2008)
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 10 2008

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

A summary of major developments in key areas - General Counsel update - May 2014
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, European Union, Germany, United Kingdom
  • May 23 2014

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

The Court of Appeal limits the presumption of undue influence
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • 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