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Calderbank offers revisited download
A recent Court of Appeal decision suggests that it may not be necessary for a defendant to make a Part 36 offer to secure full costs protection at trial.
In Integral Petroleum SA v SCC-Finanz AG, late service of particulars of claim to an email address not authorised for service was treated as valid under CPR 3.10.
The issue of a claim form, and not the service of it, begins proceedings and gives the court jurisdiction to order costs of and incidental to those proceedings.
Mrs Justice Eleanor King has warned of the dangers of informal surrogacy arrangements outside regulated fertility clinics, when an intended mother was left with no parental rights.
The claimant, Wellesley, retained Withers to draft an agreement with a Bahrain bank, Addax. Addax was to invest £2.5m or $5m in exchange for a share of the business.
Employment Post — spring 2014: towards a fully flexible workplace; support grows for whistleblowers; and more download
Mills & Reeve has released the spring 2014 issue of its Employment Post.
Distress for rent will be abolished from April 2014 and replaced by a statutory procedure called Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery (CRAR).
The dispute in the case arose between two neighbours over the ownership of a strip of land just a few inches wide between their properties.
Mills & Reeve has released the March 2014 edition of its Health Legal Update, which includes information on NHS commercial, employment and patient matters.
‘High hedges’ appeals download
A recent ‘high hedges’ appeal case concerned a successful application for the terms of a remedial notice to be varied.
On 21 November 2013, the High Speed Rail (Preparation) Act 2013 received royal assent. The act is referred to as the ‘Paving Act’, and it has immediate effect.
There is a general rule in property law that successors in title will not be bound by the burden of a positive covenant — such as a positive payment obligation.
In R v Herefordshire Council & others, the High Court addressed the proper interpretation to be given to section 38(6) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.
A report has considered a local highway authority’s refusal to create a vehicle crossover from the highway over a grass verge to the complainant’s driveway.
A local authority or inspector required to decide whether or not to grant permission for development that affects a listed building is bound by s.66(1) of the Planning Act 1990.
The Supreme Court has handed down its judgment in relation to P v Cheshire West and Chester Council (& Ors) and P and Q v Surrey County Council.
Relief will be available for new properties completed after 1 October 2013 and before 30 September 2016 that are unoccupied for the first 18 months after completion.
As the flood waters recede the key question for those who own or occupy affected properties is who is responsible for fixing the damage?
From 6 April 2014, industrial and provident societies will be able to enter administration or make a voluntary arrangement with creditors.
In Re Parmeko Holdings Ltd, the court had to consider whether to give directions to administrators where creditors had failed to vote on their proposals.