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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

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

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.

Phil Allen
Phil Allen Partner

TUPE – short term duration exception is narrowed

In an important judgment for those entering contracts of uncertain duration, the EAT has restricted when short-term duration exceptions to TUPE…

Louise Singh
Louise Singh Associate

An improper purpose

One of the fascinations of administrative law is the number of different rules you can break with a single flawed decision.

Simon Goacher
Simon Goacher Partner

What happens when the money runs out?

We have now experienced four years of cuts to local government funding. The signs are that austerity is here to stay for the foreseeable future.

Simon Goacher
Simon Goacher Partner

Ill-health early retirement from LGPS: Independence test for certifying medical practitioner

Mark Poulston comments on a recent determination by the Deputy Pensions Ombudsman that will have implications for many local authorities.

Mark Poulston
Mark Poulston Partner

Local authority land as a tool for promoting growth

If the mantra of the Tony Blair government was, "education, education, education," then for this government it has been, "growth, growth, growth."

Clive Bleasdale
Clive Bleasdale Partner

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