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The Infrastructure Act is intended to boost investment in development projects. The practical and commercial implications of the new measures are wideranging.
Section 106 Agreements between developers and local planning authorities outlining obligations in relation to new developments are currently subject to statutory time limits at the negotiation stage.
While a headline glance at the Supreme Court’s judgment in this long-running case might give developers some encouragement a closer look reveals that the issues in play are not quite so straightforward.
Case update: a chattel or a fixture? download
The degree and object of annexation were the key principles for the High Court to consider in the recent case of Lictor Anstalt v Mir Steel UK Ltd and Libala Ltd.
No, the starting point is that a loss of profit may be either a direct or indirect loss.
What do you do if you can’t serve documents on the other side in the usual way, either because you can’t find them or because they are being difficult about accepting documents?
It is not uncommon for parties to want to include the terms of one contract, such as a framework agreement, into the terms of another contract, such as a sub-contract.
While there is no clear statutory definition of a highway, at common law a highway is a route along which people can pass and re-pass at all times as frequently as they wish.
This is a question that the courts have been asked to consider several times over the last few years and has been raised again in the case of Bluewater Energy Services BV v Mercon Steel Structures BV.
Under section 38 of the Highways Act 1980, the local highway authority can agree to adopt roads that have been constructed to a specified standard.
Chancellor’s Autumn Statement and the national infrastructure plan — what does it mean for planning? download
Walker Morris’ planning and environment team provides a brief overview of the proposals likely to impact on the current planning regime.
In the recent case of West v Ian Finlay & Associates, the Court of Appeal found that net contribution clauses ‘are by no means unusual’.
In Bluewater Energy Services BV v Mercon Steel Structures BV and others, the parties to a subcontract agreed LDs in connection with a key personnel clause.
Healthcare at Home Ltd v Common Services Agency (Scotland) concerns the interpretation of the ‘reasonably well-informed and normally diligent’ tenderer.
Mansfield District Council received grant money from the European Regional Development Fund for two development projects relating to town-centre improvements.
Foresight is an easy-to-use legal calendar that outlines major cases, government policy and forthcoming legislation right through to 2017.
The recent case of Peel v TS Sheerness provides a useful reminder on the distinction between fixtures and fittings.
Building for the future download
A significant social issue is the lack of housing in the UK, and particularly the fact that an insufficient number of new homes are being built to meet the needs of the growing population.
A court was recently asked to consider the enforceability and extent of two restrictive covenants preventing specific activities in respect of development.
An improving economic outlook has seen activity in the construction industry steadily increasing, culminating in eight months of growth to the end of 2013.