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30 November - Chris Williams

This article was first published in the World Intellectual Property Review on 30 November. The European Commission has instigated non-compliance proceedings against 17 member states, including the UK, for failing to tell... Read More

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30 November

The Court of Appeal has sent a strong message to developers not to build on land in breach of a restrictive covenant and then present the court with a fait... Read More

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29 November - Edward McMullen

The gap between housing supply and demand is a perennial issue for Councils.  In March 2018 housing returned to the top of many agendas following a major overhaul of the... Read More

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29 November - Penny Rinta-Suksi

It was long recognised that the Housing Revenue Account (HRA) borrowing cap was a major obstacle for councils seeking to build new homes.  It was therefore met with applause that... Read More

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29 November - John Shallcross

Recent figures show the level of receipts from Stamp Duty Land Tax. Our SDLT expert John Shallcross takes a look in more detail. The figures released by HMRC on 21 November... Read More

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28 November - Caroline Wild

The Law Commission has published a Consultation Paper on the law of leasehold enfranchisement, which discusses widespread reform for leaseholders’ rights to: extend the lease of their house or flat;... Read More

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28 November - Adrian Noviss

The recent case of Putney Bridge Approach Limited v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2018] EWCA Civ 2268 has helped clarify how local planning authorities ("LPAs") should exercise their... Read More

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27 November - Alison Craggs

Inheritance tax (IHT) was originally intended as a tax on the wealthiest, but last year the Revenue claimed £5.2 billion in IHT, 60% more than five years ago.  One of... Read More

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27 November - John Shallcross

Originally posted by John Shallcross on 3 January 2017 and updated 27 November 2018. The higher rates of SDLT are intended to apply to purchases of additional residential properties, such as second... Read More

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26 November - Joanna Rzepecka

In May of 2017, Ms N injured her little and index finger with a knife whilst preparing food. She attended A&E where she was assessed by a doctor who advised... Read More

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22 November - Samuel Hardy

Back in early 2017, a government consultation into a change in probate court fees took place.  Thankfully, this change ultimately never transpired. The most recent Budget heralds a second attempt.... Read More

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19 November - Louise Uphill

After being invited to attend the Law Commission Symposium on 5 November 2018 to hear the proposals for enfranchisement reform and discuss how they will work in practice, Louise Uphill... Read More