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The openness of Local Government Bodies Regulations 2014 - questions, answers and unanswered questions

In the summer holidays, CLG evidently have nothing better to do than rewrite the rules for local authority meetings and decisions. August 2012 saw…

Simon Goacher
Simon Goacher Partner

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The evolving landscape of foreseeability in tree root subsidence cases

Recent decisions have provided further clarification in establishing liability for damage arising from the effects of tree roots on properties.


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Dismissing statutory whistleblowers in local government

The statutory protection for local authorities’ 'whistleblowing' post holders has been watered down but there are still some very loose ends.

Louise Singh
Louise Singh Associate

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Impact of the public contracts regime on the research funding marketplace

An often overlooked procurement question in the sector is the possible impact of the public contracts regime on the research funding marketplace.

Martin Vincent
Martin Vincent Partner

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A political substitution

A court has approved the substitution of a planning committee member by another member with a different view on a controversial planning application.

Lee Gordon
Lee Gordon Partner

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Implying rights into a completed transfer of land

An easement was held to be implied into a transfer, allowing the developer to install and maintain on adjacent land connections to the public utility…

David Tabinor
David Tabinor Partner

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Allotment rents increase unlawful

The Administrative Court has recently held that Leeds City Council’s decision to increase allotment rents was unlawful.

Sian Evans
Sian Evans Partner

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Harmonising contracts after a transfer - Court of Appeal confirm it's risky

TUPE can be a real headache.  When employees transfer to you on various different terms and conditions, this can make them very difficult to manage.


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