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Charities are advised to act like businesses, as featured in New Law Journal's Charities Supplement.
Personal representatives (PRs) must take care not to make a distribution out of the estate of a deceased to a beneficiary who is or has been bankrupt. PRs could otherwise find themselves personally liable to the bankrupt’s creditors and compensation may be sought from them.
R. (on the application of Morge) v Hampshire County Council  UKSC 2
The case addressed the meaning of the term “deliberate disturbance” in the EC Habitats Directive and the duties of Local Planning Authorities (“LPAs”) to have regard to the requirements of the Directive in making planning decisions.
Over recent years there have been various cases regarding an employee's entitlement to annual leave if they are unable to take it due to long term sickness absence. These cases have confirmed that employees should be allowed to take holiday during sickness absence or alternatively be allowed to carry their annual leave entitlement over to the next leave year. But what happens if an employee does not request to take holiday or to carry that holiday over?
Start of the Government's Green Deal.
Despite the Government's much publicised wish to cut back the Feed In Tariff (FIT) subsidies payable to producers of energy generated from solar power, 2012 is due to see the start of the Government's Green Deal which is a comprehensive attempt to stimulate wider carbon reduction measures in the UK.
Munir Patel, a Redbridge Magistrates Court clerk who was the first person to be convicted under the 2010 Bribery Act, has been sentenced to three years for bribery and six years for misconduct in public office, his sentences to be served concurrently.
A research report commissioned by the Legal Services Consumer Panel shows that small charities, i.e. those having an annual income under £1m, are finding it difficult to remember what they are obliged to do under law, resulting in an increased risk of serious problems.
Environment charity Friends of the Earth has warned that it may start legal action against the Government unless plans to cut solar panel subsidies are reversed.
In 260 closely reasoned paragraphs, The Upper Tribunal has published its decision in the public benefit case. We do not have clarity on all aspects of public benefit but we have had some critical issues established or restated.