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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


Planning permission granted during a local election ‘purdah period’ is upheld by the Court of Appeal
  • Bircham Dyson Bell
  • United Kingdom
  • August 15 2008

A recent, unusual planning case involving Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council has raised some interesting issues about decision making in local government around the time of local elections


Claims for possession - Court of Appeal confirms that summary disposal of human rights arguments not confined to housing cases
  • Hugh James Solicitors
  • United Kingdom
  • March 28 2017

In cases where a public body is seeking possession of land (perhaps against squatters, trespassers or ex-tenants or licensees), it needs to ensure


Judicial review challenges: When are you entitled to reasons?
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 28 2016

In the recent case of Karen Louise Oakley (Claimant) v South Cambridgeshire District Council (Defendant) & Len Satchell (Interested Party) 2016


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


English Law Year in Review 2016 and Year to Come 2017
  • Linklaters LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • January 5 2017

The High Court in November ruled that the government did not have the constitutional authority to trigger Article 50. The Supreme Court’s judgment on


Planning permission about to expire?
  • Paris Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 21 2016

Since 2005 the duration of detailed planning permissions (i.e. The period after which they lapse if not implemented) has been three years rather than


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


Wake up and smell the realpolitik
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • 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


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