Planning Podcast Episode 3- Covid-consequences: little ships

Episode 3 of the Planning Podcast looks at: recession, small builders, small housing sites, policy changes post the 2008 liquidity crisis and the 2010-12 series of dips in growth; affordable housing and levers to spur economic activity, shore up housing numbers and meet delivery tests.

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High Court considers relevant principles in the context of COVID-19 1. In a judgment published on 20th April 2020, HHJ Eyre QC, after sitting (remotely) in a High Court hearing by way of Skype, has provided welcome guidance as to the approach to be taken when considering whether hearings should proceed remotely or be adjourned […]

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Vicarious liability in the Supreme Court: Morrisons strike back

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. So the famous saying goes. It is unlikely that Morrisons supermarkets – or Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc to give its full title – had that saying in mind when having a second go at arguing the issue of vicarious liability in front of the Supreme Court: Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc v Various Claimants [2020] UKSC 12 (“Various Claimants”). Full disclosure, mine is a Morrisons supermarket-of-choice-household.

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