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Amy Cater

Posted 17 October 2018
by Amy Cater .

The Ombudsman’s Guide to Recording Planning Decisions

More than 2,000 complaints are received each year by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (the “Ombudsman”) about Local Authority planning departments in England. One of the Ombudsman’s main reasons for upholding complaints is where a Local Planning Authority…

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Simon Sanger-Anderson

Posted 17 October 2018
by Simon Sanger-Anderson .

Terminating Fixed Term Tenancies

Social Housing V2

In the recent case of LiveWest Homes Ltd v Bamber the issue of terminating fixed term AST tenancies came before the Court. This is a High Court judgment, so binding on County Courts. The issue turned on whether ss21(1A) and…

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Stuart Bramley

Posted 10 October 2018
by Stuart Bramley .

Stuart Bramley Makes His Comments After Mother Reveals Heartbreaking First Words from Her Husband

Baby in hospital

With reference to the Daily Mail Online article https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6256479/Mother-reveals-heartbreaking-words-husband-baby-stillborn.html Tozers’ medical negligence partner Stuart Bramley writes “Some errors that occur in healthcare are unavoidable – hardworking clinicians can miss things when for example winter illnesses result in extremely low staffing…

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Lucy Lamb

Posted 9 October 2018
by Lucy Lamb .

Guidance on How to Act as an Attorney

Writing out a will

Earlier this month the Court of Protection issued guidance to those newly appointed to the role of attorney. For those attorneys whose remit is to deal with the financial issues of life there are a number of examples of the…

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Amy Cater

Posted 9 October 2018
by Amy Cater .

New Rules for Pre-Commencement Planning Conditions Now in Force

House and blue sky

On 1 October 2018 new rules came into force in England preventing Local Planning Authorities (“LPA”) from granting planning permission subject to pre-commencement conditions without the applicant’s written agreement. The new rules are intended to speed up development. A pre-commencement…

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Paul Kelly

Posted 8 October 2018
by Paul Kelly .

The Boundary Bill

The Property Boundaries (Resolution of Disputes) Bill (“the Bill”) has had its first reading in the House of Lords and a date for the Second Reading and general debate is awaited. For further information on the progress of the Bill…

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Rukaya Bradford

Posted 3 October 2018
by Rukaya Bradford .

What is a MIAM?

Hand with ring

Since April 2014, there has been a requirement that mediation is to be explored before the issue of Court proceedings in respect of both financial and children matters. MIAM stands for Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting, which is the initial…

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