February 2015 Archive

The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 have arrived!

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Today, the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 become effective and it is not business as usual at all. More …

If an agent disparages their principal the principal can terminate the agency contract, can’t they?

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The short answer is that the principal probably can terminate, but care needs to be taken as this is not an automatic right. More …

5 year housing land supply – the domino effect

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Like many local authorities in the South East, Eastleigh Borough Council has a bit of a problem in establishing a 5 year housing land supply as required by the NPPF. More …

Unilateral Undertakings – the importance of conditional drafting

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Following the case R(Millgate Development Ltd) v Wokingham BC [2011]EWHC6 it became especially important to take care that Unilateral Undertakings ("UU") were stated to be conditional if relevant. More …

RBKC 's newly adopted policy does not rule out 'mega-basements'

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The controversial draft Core Strategy Policy CL7 on basements was approved by the Inspector on 2 December 2015 and has now been adopted by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. More …

If a charity fundraiser knocks on your door is it cold calling?

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This was just one of the questions the Fundraising Standards Board (FRSB) considered following a complaint it received about Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. More …