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NPPF Paragraph 49: clarity at last
  • 39 Essex Chambers
  • United Kingdom
  • April 19 2016

On 17 March 2016 the Court of Appeal gave judgment in the linked appeals Suffolk District Council v Hopkins Homes Ltd & SSCLG and Richborough Estates

Have your water agreements sprung a leak? The implications for local authorities of Jones v Southwark LBC
  • Hardwicke
  • United Kingdom
  • April 13 2016

We set out below a briefing from Rupert Higgins looking at the implications of the recent case of Jones v Southwark LBC 2016 EWHC 457 (Ch); a case

Court of Appeal decision clarifies the proper scope of the rules governing diplomatic immunity
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 20 2016

The recent Court of Appeal decision of W (Appellant) v H (Respondent) 2016 EWCA Civ 176 has clarified the scope of diplomatic immunity under

What to do, what to do?
  • 39 Essex Chambers
  • United Kingdom
  • April 13 2016

It has been over two years since the Supreme Court handed down its decision in Cheshire West. In a further round of test cases, following Re X 2015

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

Quashing a decision on the basis of material error of fact
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 30 2010

In R (March) v Secretary of State for Health 2010 EWHC 765 (Admin), Mr Justice Holman in the High Court quashed on the grounds of material error of fact a decision by the Secretary of State concerning the level of ex gratia payments made to NHS patients treated with contaminated blood

Investigation into child cruelty at Wisteria Lodge children’s home welcomed by abuse lawyers
  • Leigh Day
  • United Kingdom
  • April 14 2016

Coventry City Council's Safeguarding Children Board has launched an inquiry to review its response to incidents of child abuse which occurred at the

Clifton College funding pulled by Ministry of Defence
  • Bolt Burdon Kemp
  • United Kingdom
  • April 12 2016

Yesterday it was revealed that top private school Clifton College is to have millions of pounds of funding stripped by the Ministry of Defence

Recent appeals in UAE extradition cases the extradition pipeline has opened
  • Corker Binning
  • United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom
  • January 15 2013

The number of countries with which the UK has formal extradition treaties is ever increasing, as the government seeks to cooperate more closely with

New consultation principles published
  • Fieldfisher LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 30 2016

The Government has recently published a revised set of consultation principles for government departments conducting consultations. The revised