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Planning conditions and access routes – DB Symmetry v Swindon BC

By Richard Humphreys QC Richard Humphreys QC (instructed by Jones Day) represented DB Symmetry Ltd (the appellant). The dispute was as to whether a planning condition required the developer to dedicate access roads as public highways or whether it merely regulated the physical attributes of the roads. The Court of Appeal held, allowing the appeal from […]

Court of Appeal gives judgment on the long residence rule

By Manjit S Gill QC, Edward Nicholson Do past or present periods of overstaying mean that a person who has otherwise remained continuously in the UK with leave for 10 years cannot qualify for indefinite leave to remain (ILR) under the Long Residence Rule in paragraph 276B of the Immigration Rules? This question is considered […]

Green light for mortgage repossessions

By Gurprit Mattu On 31 October 2020, the government ban on repossession hearings comes to an end. Lenders may commence or continue with repossession proceedings if appropriate. When is it appropriate? The Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) published further guidance on Mortgages and Coronavirus [1] which applies from 16 September 2020. It sets out that firms must continue to […]

Court dismisses challenge to decision granting planning permission for relocation of works at nuclear power station within AONB

By Leanne Buckley-Thomson Introduction Judgment in the case of Girling v East Suffolk Council [2020] 9 WLUK 348 was delivered on 1st October 2020 and it’s certainly one to add to your personal planning case book. The Claimant sought judicial review of the Council’s decision to grant planning permission for replacement facilities in respect of what is […]

Consenting adults – examining the law on capacity to have sexual relations

‘No man is an island’. So Lord Justice Baker reminded us recently in A local authority v JB [2020] EWCA Civ 735, [2020] All ER (D) 62 (Jun) (at [98]). The judgment provides a fascinating and comprehensive review of the law on capacity to have sexual relations, cutting through the confusing mire of (largely obiter) case law to bring a degree of clarity and refinement to the requisite capacity test.

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Podcast: Lisa Nandy on the US elections and beyond

Richard Hermer QC, Murray Hunt and Helen Mountfield QC speak to Lisa Nandy, Shadow Foreign Secretary and Labour MP for Wigan. Listen as they discuss topics including the results of the US election, the UK’s international reputation and influence, when it is appropriate for the UK to intervene militarily overseas to prevent crimes against humanity […]

Pensions regulator code of practice on scheme funding

The Pensions Regulator has published its interim response to its first consultation on the defined benefit code of practice. The changes require the Pensions Regulator (tPR) to update its Code of Practice on Scheme Funding.

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Jones Day acts for telecoms giant Orange in arbitration against Iraqi government

French telecoms giant Orange has instructed Jones Day in arbitration proceedings against Iraq’s government. Orange is attempting to recoup almost $400m from Iraq, alleging that the investment was stolen by the country’s regulator. Orange was attempting to resolve the ownership dispute related to its investment in Korek, Iraq’s third-largest telecoms operator. However, negotiations fell through, […]

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Beckwith appeal: Former Freshfields partner in bid to overturn SDT ruling

Former Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer partner Ryan Beckwith today laid out his grounds for appeal in a bid to overturn a 2019 decision that found him in breach of principles set out by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. In pursuing his High Court challenge against last year’s findings by the Solicitors’ Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT), Beckwith argued his […]

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