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Brexit: This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. As of 31 January 2020 (exit day), the UK is no...
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Produced in partnership with Laura Bolado 12th Jan
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by the government’s response to the coronavirus...
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9th Nov
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Meaning of ‘highway’In the broadest sense, a highway is a way (ie a defined route, such as a road, bridleway or footpath) over which the public have...
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9th Nov
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): The guidance detailing normal practice set out in this Practice Note may be affected by measures concerning process and...
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9th Nov
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Why is it important to establish the planning unit?Planning permission is required where there has been a material change of use (see Practice Note:...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note provides an introduction to retained EU law, which is an entirely new legal concept introduced to UK domestic law in preparation...
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9th Nov
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TrespassTrespass is the unlawful presence of a person on land in the possession of another. The ownership of land includes the airspace above it....
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9th Nov
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Control of developmentPursuant to section 57 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990), planning permission is required for ‘the carrying...
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9th Nov
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General rule on costs in judicial reviewThe general rule in relation to costs in judicial review, as in other proceedings, is that costs follow the...
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Produced in partnership with Morayo Fagborun Bennett of Hardwicke Chambers 12th Jan
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When a public body receives a claim form for judicial review, the first step is to consider whether the claim has been brought in time. For further...
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Produced in partnership with Morayo Fagborun Bennett of Hardwicke Chambers 12th Jan
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Control of developmentPursuant to section 57 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990), planning permission is required for ‘the carrying...
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9th Nov
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IntroductionThe purpose of section 215 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990) is to give a local planning authority (LPA) power to take...
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9th Nov
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by the government’s response to the coronavirus...
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9th Nov
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): The guidance detailing normal practice set out in this Practice Note may be affected by measures concerning process and...
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9th Nov
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A declaratory judgment is a judgment identifying the rights, duties or obligations of one or more parties in a dispute. It is legally binding, but...
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9th Nov

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What is statutory blight?Blight occurs when the value of a property is reduced because of proposed development or public works, which make it...
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8th Apr
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What is a purchase notice?The purchase notice procedure provides landowners with a means of having land acquired by a local planning authority (LPA)...
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8th Apr
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by the government’s response to the coronavirus outbreak...
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Produced in partnership with Stephen Morgan of Landmark Chambers 8th Apr
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by the government’s response to the coronavirus outbreak...
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8th Apr
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In order to assist the assessment of compensation in certain circumstances, section 17 of the Land Compensation Act 1961 (LCA 1961) provides that an...
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Produced in partnership with Gregory Jones QC of Francis Taylor Building 8th Apr
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The case of Saunders v Caerphilly County Borough Council considered this issue recently.Two questions, among other things, were before the court to be...
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Produced in partnership with David Brammer 8th Mar
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Section 17(1) of the Land Compensation Act 1961 (LCA 1961) states that the right to apply for a section 17 certificate arises ‘where an interest in...
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22nd Jan
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In the context of a compulsory purchase claim, the period of limitation is six years from the time when the cause of claim for compensation arose. Any...
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22nd Jan
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It is not known whether the Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) was confirmed prior to 3 February 2017 when the procedure for making general vesting...
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Produced in partnership with Joanne Hannah of Winkworth Sherwood LLP 8th Jan
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Requirements to serve notice of CPO on qualifying persons—s 12 ALA 1981In addition to public notices, under section 12 of the Acquisition of Land Act...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Willmore 8th Jan
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A compulsory purchase order (CPO) needs to be served upon all persons having an interest, or having power to sell and convey, the land compulsorily...
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Produced in partnership with Kevin Leigh of No 5 Chambers 8th Jan
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The notice of reference which must be sent to the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber), and related guidance, can be obtained here. We refer you to the...
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