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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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Government admits procedures for handling legally-privileged information are unlawful

The Government has admitted that the security services’ procedures for handling legally-privileged communications do not meet the requirements of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). In a statement issued yesterday (18 February), the Government conceded that policies applied since 2010 for the handling of legally-privileged information by the security and intelligence agencies did not […]

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 […]

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