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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

The 25th November 2017 marked the second anniversary of the 2015 Autumn Statement in which the Government announced that “higher rates of stamp duty land tax” would apply to purchases... Read More

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27 November - John Shallcross

On 24 March 2017, just ahead of the first anniversary of the SDLT 3% surcharge coming into force on 1 April 2016, HMRC updated their brief online guidance called "Guidance... 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