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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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Membership of the European Union has steadily grown since its founding members formed the European Coal and Steel Community in 1952, followed by the...
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7th Apr
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The Neighbourhood Planning (Referendums) Regulations 2012 (NPRR 2012), SI 2012/2031, reg 4(1)(a)–(b) provides as follows:‘…4.—Information to be made...
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Produced in partnership with Sarah Fitzpatrick of Norton Rose Fulbright 24th Mar
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To date, no Brexit statutory instrument (Brexit SI) has been made in respect of the Building Regulations 2010 (the Building Regulations), SI...
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18th Mar
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This index links to practical guidance dealing with the key provisions of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990), on a section-by-section...
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17th Mar
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Background—EU law in the UKPre-exit dayThe European Communities Act 1972 (ECA 1972) was introduced and intended to give effect to the UK's obligations...
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Produced in partnership with Dr. Kieran Laird of Gowling WLG 16th Mar
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.As of 31 January 2020 (exit day), the UK is no longer an EU Member State and its...
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Produced in partnership with Adam Cygan of University of Leicester 12th Mar
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.The planning case tracker is a list of key judgments from 2020 considered...
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25th Feb
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Current legal positionAt present, the result of the UK referendum on 23 June 2016 has had no effect on UK law or on the legal relationship between the...
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Produced in partnership with Jorren Knibbe of Guildhall Chambers 15th Feb
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Section 106 agreements (section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990)) enable those with an interest in land to ‘by agreement or...
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Produced in partnership with James Ryan of Carbon Law 22nd Jan
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In the immediate aftermath of the EU referendum, and for the foreseeable future, the UK remains a member of the European Union. Therefore, the UK...
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Produced in partnership with Brendan Ryan of Pinsent Masons 8th Jan
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The change to the economic and commercial environments within both the UK and the EU as a result of Brexit may impact on the underlying commercial...
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6th Dec
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Retained EU law is a concept introduced by the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (EU(W)A 2018) in preparation for Brexit, creating a...
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