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Guidance on the court’s approach to challenges to planning permissions for quarrying in green belt (Haden v Shropshire Council)

By Nina Pindham Planning analysis: In Haden v Shropshire Council, the High Court rejected a legal challenge to a local planning authority’s (LPA’s) decision to grant planning permission for development of a sand and gravel quarry in the green belt. Nina Pindham, a barrister at No5 Barristers’ Chambers and counsel for the defendant, considers the […]

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As we approach the festive break my thoughts are drawn to a particularly climactic quadrilogy. No I’m not thinking of putting my feet up with a Bruce Willis movie marathon, but rather the rapid fire last few months the Court of Appeal have had on the issue of costs. We have seen no less than […]

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By Ashley Wynne The national press has relished reporting the ongoing saga of Ant McPartlin’s divorce from his former wife, Lisa Armstrong. The public have been informed of the details regarding the extent of the couple’s wealth (reported to be around £62m), the amount the couple have spent on legal costs (reported to be £1.5m) […]

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Negligent misrepresentation claims against employers: A matter for labour arbitrators or Civil Courts?

By Sam Tecle Introduction Does a unionized employee’s claim of negligent misrepresentation against an employer fall outside of the jurisdiction of a labour arbitrator and within the jurisdiction of the civil courts? The BC Court of Appeal in Stene v. Telus Communications Company, 2019 BCCA 215 reaffirmed the principle that claims that arise “inferentially or […]

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Modernising performance reviews in law firms to improve professional development

By Jack Binns Traditionally speaking, performance management and employee development are supposed to go hand-in-hand, with the former leading to the latter. But it is becoming increasingly apparent that the classic performance management processes such as annual reviews are failing to live up to that expectation. A growing body of evidence suggests that these methods […]

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Summary The EBA Guidelines on outsourcing arrangements, published February 2019 (the “Guidelines”), have been applicable to credit institutions, certain MiFID investment firms, and payment and electronic money institutions since 30 September 2019. Since publication, firms have been busy identifying changes to their frameworks and the services agreements underpinning their outsourcing arrangements. Please see previous Walkers […]

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Election 2019: the lawyers who have been elected for the first time

A host of new lawyers have entered Parliament as a result of the Conservative Party’s decisive victory last night. In Stroud, Conservative Siobhan Baillie gained the marginal seat from Labour. Baillie, a non-practising family solicitor, worked her way up from legal secretary to qualify. Peter Gibson gained another marginal seat for the Tories: Darlington. Gibson […]

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