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18 August - Daniel Scognamiglio

Norovirus was in the news again last week, when a suspected outbreak occurred at a caravan park in Devon affecting over 90 campers. According to reports, the River Dart Country... Read More


7 August - Siân Jones

Last week saw the Cardiff and Oxford offices host fourteen, 14-16 year old students as part of Blake Morgan’s Growing Ambitions initiative - a unique trainee led work placement scheme aimed... Read More


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


18 June - Kevin Manship

We try to answer some of the common questions that arise during Sales Agency contracts. I am entering a sales agency agreement – what terms should I look out for?... Read More


30 May - Richard M Jones

Professor Richard Jones, considers the decision of the Supreme Court in P v Cheshire West and Chester Council; P and Q v Surrey County Council. Background In the case of... Read More


6 December - Kate Allred

Many people choose to make a gift to a favoured charity during their lifetime or in their Will and, under current legislation, those gifts are exempt from inheritance tax provided... Read More


8 October - Philip Jardine

An unfortunate and unintended consequence has arisen following the introduction, on 6th April 2013, of new registration requirements at Companies House for companies and LLPs entering into security documents, and... Read More


23 September

The Court of Appeal has recently handed down its long awaited judgment in the case of Malik v Fassenfelt [2013] EWCA Civ 798. In this case the Court had to... Read More