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January 2016

  • 27

    Supreme Court Rules That Terms May Be Implied Into Planning Conditions

    In the recent case of Trump International Golf Club Scotland Limited and another v The Scottish Ministers the Supreme Court expressed the opinion that it was possible to imply terms into planning conditions. This deviates from the position taken in previous case law in which it was said there was no room for implication.

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  • 27

    Supreme Court Rules That Terms May Be Implied Into Planning Conditions

    In the recent case of Trump International Golf Club Scotland Limited and another v The Scottish Ministers the Supreme Court expressed the opinion that it was possible to imply terms into planning conditions. This deviates from the position taken in previous case law in which it was said there was no room for implication.

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  • 27

    A Developer's Nightmare

    A local search is an important part of the due diligence process prior to the purchase or lease of land and or buildings. The search comprises enquiries in two parts both made of the local authority. The first part on form CON 29R seeks to establish whether there are any matters registered against the property that affect it. Examples include planning enforcement notices and tree preservation orders. The second part on Form CON 29 R raises specific queries of the various departments as to whether they are aware of anything not necessarily registered as a local land charge that might affect the property or its surroundings.

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  • 26

    Cambridge Chariots Of Fire Raises Remarkable £78,000

    More than 2,000 people took part in the big relay run last September, following a 1.7-mile route around the historic city centre.

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  • 26

    High Court Rules That Gardens Outside “built Up Areas” Are Brownfield Land

    A recent High Court decision has held that the definition of “previously developed land” (also known as Brownfield land) within the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) excludes private residential gardens in “built-up” areas only, but not private residential gardens elsewhere.

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  • 22

    How Can I Save Professional Fees?

    Many farmers undertake planning for Inheritance Tax and Capital Gains Tax to preserve the farm for future generations. However, many do not realise the vital importance of keeping track of their acquisition cost of the land and buildings. This will affect future tax and succession planning.

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  • 20

    A New Year - A New Will!

    Happy New Year! Not so long ago you may have made a list of New Year’s Resolutions and, if you are particularly keen, may have already crossed one or two tasks off that list.

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  • 19

    Is A Gate A Substantial Interference With A Right Of Way?

    In the case of Page –v- Convoy Investments Limited [2015] EWCA Civ 1061, the Court of Appeal has confirmed the approach to be taken in determining whether an obstruction constitutes a substantial interference with a right of way.

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  • 08

    Is It Ever Safe To Have A “quiet Word” With An Employee About Leaving?

    The concept of “protected conversations” was introduced in 2013 by the addition of section 111A to the Employment Rights Act 1996, to enable pre-termination negotiations to take place discretely - which could not later be used in evidence in an Employment Tribunal against either of the parties to the conversation.

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  • 08

    Cathedrals To Have A New Role In Aiding Commercial Mediations

    Mediation - assisted negotiation - is now an accepted alternative to Litigation and in a new initiative, England’s Cathedrals are getting behind this process for resolving business conflicts. 

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  • 06

    Employment Law Round-up 2015

    A round up of significant legislative changes and case law decisions.

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  • 04

    Hewitsons Partners With The Fitzwilliam Museum For 200th Birthday

    2016 is set to be very special for Cambridge’s Fitzwilliam Museum. The Museum will mark its 200th birthday with a year-long celebration of exhibitions and events for all, made possible by a new group of Business Partners.

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  • 04

    Business Immigration – A Round Up Of From 2015 And What To Expect In 2016

    If your business has had any dealings with business immigration and, more particularly, the Points Based System operated by United Kingdom Visas and Immigration (UKVI), you will know that business immigration law is an area that is constantly changing.

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