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29 July - Guthrie McGruer

In May 2013 the Government brought in new Permitted Development Rights allowing changes of use from offices (B1a) to residential (C3) without the need for planning permission. However, before such... Read More


28 July - Ben Evans

Defamation is governed by common law and statute law. The most recent statute is: the Defamation Act 2013 (the Act). What is defamation? Defamation occurs when there is publication to... Read More


23 July

The advent of the transfer window and the Bosman ruling in 1995, which enables players to agree to join a new club six months before the player’s contract with his... Read More


7 July - Sara Hanrahan

The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) was published in March 2012 with the aim of making the planning system less "elaborate and forbidding". The Government boasted that they were doing... Read More


2 July - Sean Palka

From 6 April 2014, the ancient self-help remedy of "distress" available to landlords seeking to recover rent arrears will be replaced by a new procedure: Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery (CRAR).... Read More