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This paper considers selected topics in the broad (and full of case law) topic of homeless persons, together with a brief mention of the duty of local housing authorities to carry out a review of accommodation needs.
This briefing examines a number of misconceptions about boundary interpretation — ‘the myths’ — and looks at one or two legends along the way.
Proprietary estoppel prevents the legal owner of property from asserting their strict legal rights in respect of that property when it would be inequitable to allow him to do so.
This act makes a number of changes to the rules relating to intestacy; the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975; and trustees’ powers.
Rolling back from William Davis? A note on the significance of Dartford Borough Council v Secretary of State for DCLG
On 24 June 2014 Mrs Justice Patterson handed down judgment in the case of Dartford Borough Council.
Mrs Justice Patterson (Planning Court, sitting in Birmingham) handed down judgment in R (IM Properties) v Lichfield District Council on 18 July 2014.
Peter Goatley of No5 Chambers has obtained planning permission on behalf of Gladman Developments for 150 new homes at Leonard Stanley in Stroud District.
Ian Dove QC and Nina Pindham from No5 Chambers have secured planning permission and a partial costs award for a site in Northumberland.
The High Court has ruled that an owner of empty property is not entitled to a ‘prohibited by law’ exemption from unoccupied property rates.
On 2 July 2014, the secretary of state issued his decision on two appeals against the Wychavon District Council’s refusal of planning permission for two large housing schemes.
Ian Dove QC and Hugh Richards from No5 acted for East Northampton District Council in a matter concerning a planning application for a retail and leisure scheme in Rushden.
Adam Farrer of No5 has acted for the HSE in the Crown Court and then in the Court of Appeal in relation to an appeal against sentence in a fatal gas case.
The High Court has quashed (for the second time) a planning permission for a single dwelling on the edge of Hazelwood in Derbyshire.
Jeremy Cahill QC and Nina Pindham from No5 Chambers have successfully attained two outline planning permissions for William Davis.
On 4 April, Birmingham Citizens Advice Bureau held a fundraising Golf Day at North Worcestershire Golf Club, which was sponsored by No5 Chambers.
Planning and environment barrister Timothy Jones from No5 has appeared for the successful claimant, a mobile-home park owner, in a recent case.
Paul Cairnes has represented the only successful appellant in an inquiry into three appeals against the refusal of planning permission for development schemes in Feniton.
Ian Dove QC and Nina Pindham have helped Dart Properties to successfuly retain its planning permission for land at Seabrook Orchards.
Update: joint ownership of property — a round-up of the major decisions in the wake of Jones v Kernott
This briefing provides a brief summary of the major reported cases that have followed in the wake of Jones v Kernott.
Three No5 Chambers barristers have acted for Barwood in the successful defences of section 288 challenges brought by South Northamptonshire Council.