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Local Authorities: the high street's white knight?

United Kingdom - May 5 2020 The role of local authorities in the COVID-19 response has been unprecedented (as has been the financial support from central government) with almost…

New signing procedures to keep real estate transactions moving

United Kingdom - May 6 2020 At the start of the COVID-19 lockdown we provided clients with the ability to e-sign documents that do not need to be registered at the Land Registry…

Katherine Crowley

High Court dismisses best consideration & procurement claims against a local authority development agreement

United Kingdom - September 8 2016 On 26 August 2016, the High Court dismissed a claim for judicial review of West Berkshire Council’s decision to enter into a development agreement…

Richard Collins, Deborah Ramshaw

Update on permitted development rights for office to residential use

United Kingdom - March 24 2016 The planning use class system and permitted development rights allow the change of use of buildings without the need for planning permission in a…

Sara Wex

Neighbourhood Planning Bill's compulsory purchase provisions debated in the Public Bill Committee

United Kingdom - November 18 2016 A number of changes have been made to improve the operation of compulsory purchase (CPO) powers in recent years. The Neighbourhood Planning Bill (NP…

Sara Wex