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Council wins appeal on sale of former school site

Last month the Supreme Court handed down its judgment in Rittson-Thomas v Oxfordshire County Council, concerning ‘section 2 reverter’ under the School Sites Act 1841. The judges unanimously allowed the appeal, finding in favour of the Council.

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Shoosmiths boosts Manchester real estate team with senior hires

Shoosmiths has expanded its real estate offering with the hire of four senior lawyers in Manchester: Ruth Clare, Sam Grange, Garry King and Alison Howarth. Joining from Eversheds, Clare is a senior associate in core real estate work with 14 years’ post-qualified experience (PQE). She has expertise in advising on a wide range of issues […]

DCLG ‘needs to clarify’ town centre neighbourhood plan rules, says No5 Chambers

Tim Jones, member of No5 Chambers’ planning and environment group and neighbourhood plan examiner, spoke at Planning’s Neighbourhood Plans and Community Engagement Conference in London.  He said the Department for Communities and Local Government needs to provide better advice on who is allowed to vote in referenda for neighbourhood plans that cover town centres. He said: “Examiners […]

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Brand management

Building a law firm brand is a complex business. It involves everything from culture, client service, operational efficiency, ethical values – and then communicating that whole package to the outside world. As our recent analysis shows, tailoring that message to Generation Y, firms’ future trainees, presents even more challenges. Recruiting Generation Y Skadden retains top […]

UK regions offer strong real estate value compared with Europe, says Eversheds

Bruce Dear, head of London real estate at Eversheds, has commented on news that Maya Capital plans to spend £100m on office buildings in cities across the UK. He said: “With Grexit looming and bond rates historically low, the UK regions offer strong and stable value compared with Europe. “Right now, a well-let property in […]

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