Dec 13, 2019
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council must modify the headlease of a former office building to allow for conversion to residential use, the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) has ruled.
Dec 12, 2019
A group of 17 NHS foundation trusts have failed to persuade a High Court judge that they are charities and so eligible for substantial reductions on the non-domestic rates payable on the properties they occupy.
Dec 11, 2019
The Supreme Court has by a 3-2 majority allowed appeals by Lancashire County Council and NHS Property Services over whether statutory incompatibility defeats an application to register land as a town or village green where the land is held by the public authority for statutory purposes.
Dec 05, 2019
The Supreme Court will next week (11 December) hand down a key judgment on village green registration where publically accessible land is held by public authorities pursuant to statutory powers.
Dec 03, 2019
Piers Riley-Smith of Kings Chambers has recently secured confirmation of three compulsory purchase orders (CPOs) for City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council, all at public inquiry.
Nov 29, 2019
Camden Council has submitted claims to the High Court to recover costs from the contractor PFIC (Partners for Improvement in Camden) and its principal subcontractors, who previously had responsibility for refurbishment and maintenance of the Chalcots Estate, under a private finance initiative agreement.
Nov 27, 2019
The University of London has lost an appeal over whether the Upper Tribunal has power under the Electronic Communications Code to impose on the occupier of a building an agreement permitting access by an operator to determine whether that building is suitable for the installation of electronic communications apparatus.
Nov 26, 2019
DAC Beachcroft has advised Blackpool Council on its £47m purchase of the town’s Houndshill Shopping Centre from the receivers of its previous owners, BCC Eiffel.
Nov 22, 2019
Vale of White Horse District Council had the right to correct an error on a map of Green Belt boundaries without going through a complete consultation on the matter, the High Court has ruled.
Nov 18, 2019
The Court of Appeal will next month (3 December) hear an appeal by Bromley Council over the High Court’s refusal to extend an interim injunction prohibiting camping on 171 open spaces and car parks in the borough.
Nov 07, 2019
The London Borough of Southwark has lost a case in the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) over whether it can impose service charges on leaseholders on an estate where the heating system pipework has been renovated.
Oct 29, 2019
The High Court is this week hearing a test case that will consider whether local authorities and housing associations have acted lawfully in failing to pass on to their tenants any discount or commission agreed with water companies.
Oct 23, 2019
A developer, his company and a tree contractor have been fined a combined £420,000 after breaching tree preservation regulations attached to trees near a site that the company was developing.
Oct 22, 2019
A local authority has won a High Court battle with a consortium of developers over the interpretation of an overage provision in a s.106 agreement, it has been reported.
Oct 18, 2019
The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has criticised two London councils for the way they tried to recover historic business rate debts.
Oct 17, 2019
The Court of Appeal has rejected a case brought by a landowner against Cumbria County Council over the designation of public rights of way.
Oct 11, 2019
A High Court master has dismissed a claim against the London Borough of Lambeth for relief against forfeiture for non-payment of service charges reserved as rent.
Oct 09, 2019
The High Court is this week hearing a legal challenge to a compulsory purchase order affecting what is said to be the UK’s only ‘Latin village’.
Oct 09, 2019
The Court of Appeal has rejected a legal challenge to a London borough’s award of leases for land on which structures that support large digital advertising screens are situated.
Oct 03, 2019
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a port operator’s appeal in a dispute over Essex County Council’s decision to register part of a port as a town or village green (TVG), it has emerged.
Sep 25, 2019
Campaigners have launched a judicial review challenge over Folkestone and Hythe District Council’s decision to grant planning permission for development on land adjacent to the Royal Military Canal, a scheduled ancient monument.
Sep 18, 2019
John Hobson QC and Admas Habteslasie of Landmark Chambers represented Birmingham City Council on obtaining, following a public inquiry, the confirmation of the Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Sep 16, 2019
Local authorities are refusing to let the public access key information on how their money is being spent, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism has claimed.
Sep 11, 2019
The Legal Services team at Barking and Dagenham Council has this month successfully obtained an interim ‘borough wide unauthorised encampment injunction’ for Thurrock Council.
Sep 09, 2019
Electronic signatures can be used to execute documents, including where there is a statutory requirement for a signature, the Law Commission has said.