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Wide sentencing powers can have a significant impact on a defendant’s finances.
On 23 October 2013, the Supreme Court handed down its judgment in the long-running case of Woodland v Essex County Council and in the process rewrote the common law.
Damage caused to property by tree roots is a problem often encountered by land owners, occupiers and developers.
The UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has launched a new ‘fast-track’ trademark opposition procedure. The new procedure came into effect on 1 October 2013.
This update is intended to be an ‘at-a-glance’ summary of the key changes that will be made to TUPE following the government’s consultation response.
The first half of 2013 has seen many announcements in relation to changes expected in the employment law arena.
In July 2013, the government opened a consultation on the terms on which the public sector would invest public money into public-private partnership projects.
Solar photovoltaic (PV) is one of the eight key renewable energy technologies put forward by the government as part of the solution to create a clean, balanced UK energy mix...
The recent case of Torre Asset Funding v RBS reiterates that the contract is king, especially in the context of complex structured asset finance facilities.
Breach of trust: AIB v Redler update download
The Court of Appeal decided that although solicitors had acted in breach of trust, losses were limited to the additional security that a first legal charge would have provided.
In its 2013 budget, the government announced various financial support plans intended to invigorate the residential property market.
A High Court decision has confirmed that relief is potentially available for professional mistakes that amount to a minor departure from the ordinary standards expected of the profession.
Earlier this year, the Court of Appeal heard the case of Day & Another v Day, which involved an application seeking the rectification of a conveyance of property that took place in 1985.
Cleaner and greener leases? download
The Energy Act 2011 could have far reaching implications for owners of commercial property.
The Buckingham Gateway litigation is a rare, but valuable, example of a party getting away with what could otherwise have been a very costly mistake in reliance upon incorrect assumptions.
The Town and Country Planning Act enables local planning authorities to take steps requiring land or buildings to be cleaned up if their condition is deemed to adversely affect the amenity of the area.
A guarantor’s liability extends only to the extent that he has agreed to accept.
Tenancy deposit trap for landlords download
Questions have arisen as to whether the landlord’s retention of a deposit received prior to 6 April 2007 is subject to section 213 of the Housing Act.
So long to sub-sale relief? download
Changes have been brought in under the Finance Act 2013 to arm HMRC with a new set of powers to stamp out abuse of the SDLT system.
Whether or not electronic signatures satisfy the statutory requirements for the valid execution of a property document is a widely debated topic that is examined in this article.