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We are a leading law firm and here at Hewitsons it's actually all about you and not about us. To ensure Absolute Client Focus, we have taken steps to…
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Hewitsons | United Kingdom | 21 Feb 2020

Interested in acquiring the unused highway land next to your property?

You have some overgrown grass or shrub highway land next to your property. The council never maintains it. Maybe even you maintain it. The public…
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Hewitsons | United Kingdom | 21 Feb 2020

New RICS Code introduces mandatory requirements for members in business lease negotiations

The current RICS Code for Leasing Business Premises was published in 2007. It is now to be replaced by the new Code for Leasing Business Premises…
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Hewitsons | United Kingdom | 18 Feb 2020

Compulsory Purchase - The compensation rights for minor tenancies and long tenancies about to expire

The Court of Appeal in Anixter Ltd v Secretary of State for Transport [2020] EWCA Civ 43 has recently given helpful guidance on the compensation…
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Hewitsons | United Kingdom | 17 Feb 2020

Government consults on First Homes policy

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has published a consultation paper on the design and delivery of First Homes. The aim of the…
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Hewitsons | United Kingdom | 14 Feb 2020

When do you need planning permission to keep horses in a field?

You are thinking of purchasing a field from a local farmer to keep some horses on it for private leisure purposes. However, the field is currently…
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Hewitsons | United Kingdom | 12 Feb 2020

Full steam ahead on HS2 - Boris Johnson backs the proposal in full

The Prime Minster, Boris Johnson, has today confirmed the Government’s backing of the HS2 scheme in full. The announcement comes following his…
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Hewitsons | United Kingdom | 7 Feb 2020

Preserving the openness of the green belt? The Supreme Court clarifies

Fundamental to the National Planning Policy Framework’s (NPPF) protection of the Green Belt against inappropriate development is the concept of…
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Hewitsons | United Kingdom | 6 Feb 2020

Why are Will Disputes on the Rise?

There has been a marked increase in the number of Will disputes over the past ten years. Each year, more and more contentious probate matters have…
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Hewitsons | United Kingdom | 4 Feb 2020

Is a landlord required to provide a tenant with an invoice in respect of the rent deposit monies?

On the grant of a lease, the landlord may require a tenant to pay a rent deposit. If the landlord has opted to tax the property, requiring the tenant…
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Hewitsons | United Kingdom | 4 Feb 2020

The year ahead in employment law

2020 looks set to be an interesting year in the world of employment law with a raft of legislative changes coming into force. Below is a summary of…
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