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Fears for Veteran Mulberry Tree Derail Listed Former Hospital Redevelopment
Tree preservation is an important objective of planning policy and is becoming all the more so in an…
Commercial Leases and Opting Out of Security of Tenure – Test Case Ruling
Commercial landlords and tenants may contract out of the security of tenure provisions of the Landlord and Tenant…
Supreme Court Takes a ‘Real-World’ Approach to Rates Avoidance Schemes
When assessing whether tax mitigation schemes are effective, judges must interpret legislation in the real world and with…
Bat Conservation – High Court Ruling Averts Costly Delay to HS2 Rail Project
A price cannot be put on the conservation of rare species and habitats. However, the High Court has…
Inaccurate Street Drawing Stymies Residential Planning Permission
A great many planning permissions are granted subject to a condition that they must be carried out in…
Veteran Tree Preservation Concerns Fail to Derail Holiday Village Plans
The world is fast waking up to the urgent need to protect nature and the preservation of mature…
Are You Paying Business Rates on Empty Premises? Consult a Lawyer Today!
What exactly constitutes ‘occupation’ of a commercial property? The High Court has provided a definitive answer to that…
Commercial Tenants’ Rent Obligations Continue Unabated During Lockdowns
The burning question in many commercial tenants’ minds is whether they are obliged to pay rent even though…
Private Airfield v Woodland Burial Ground – High Court Neighbours’ Dispute
The use to which you put your land may be authorised and, from your point of view, entirely…
High Court Grants Breathing Space to Commercial Tenant Hit by Pandemic
Many commercial tenants who are experiencing cash-flow crises due to the COVID-19 pandemic have been constrained to stop…
Planning Error Authorised Massive Holiday Park Expansion
Mistakes made by planners can have grave consequences stretching far into the future. That was certainly so in…
Waiver of Contractual Rights by Conduct – Instructive High Court Ruling
Strict contractual rights, no matter how clearly defined, may be impliedly waived by conduct. That principle came under…
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