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Public spaces and encampment - what is the law?

The Court of Appeal, on an appeal from the High Court, has set out a series of principles that tackle the issue of encampment in public spaces by gypsies and travellers. The case, The London Borough of Bromley v Persons Unknown (Rev 3), was an appeal...

Parents taking legal action to recover money loaned to children

More and more parents are taking legal action to recover money they lent to their children to buy a home, according to research by the Times newspaper. It says there are now up to 15 cases a month compared with only 3 cases a month five years ago. Many of...

No real consensus on village green cases at the Supreme Court

Two appeals have been heard in the Supreme Court in relation to applications to register land as a town or village green. The cases are R (on the application of Lancashire County Council) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural...

Upper Tribunal considers whether service charges validly demanded

The Upper Tribunal was asked whether services charges were reasonable in the case of Residents Company Limited v Hyslop. The appellant, 38/41 CHG Residents Company Limited, was the freeholder of 39 and 41 Craven Hill Gardens. The respondent, Ms Hyslop, held...

Protester fails to stop Legoland development in green belt

A local campaigner has failed to stop Legoland Windsor Park getting planning permission for a new holiday village in a green belt area. The development site was bordered on three sides by the Windsor Forest and Great Park site of special scientific interest...

Divorced wife wins appeal over rent on marital home

A judge had been wrong to order that a wife should pay rent to her former husband after she continued living in the marital home following their divorce. That was the decision of the High Court in a case involving banker Kerim Derhalli and Jayne Richardson...

Director ordered to compensate creditors for cut price deal

A director has been ordered to compensate creditors after purchasing a property from his insolvent company in a cut-price deal. The case provided a landmark ruling on the extent to which a director’s duties remain in place after their business is...

Mixed Sex Civil Partnerships Legalised

Until now, mixed sex couples in England and Wales have not had the option to choose between entering into a civil partnership or marriage. From 2 December 2019, The Civil Partnership (Opposite-sex Couples) Regulations 2019 allowed mixed sex couples to...

The rise of Probate Disputes

The last 5 years has seen probate disputes in the High Court increasing year after year. Many people assume that when someone makes a will the will is final and beneficiaries and family members are stuck with it.  However, more and more people are now...

Residential Landlord Free Legal Advice Wednesday 29 January

As a Residential Landlord, you may have numerous issues, from drafting the tenancy agreement and lodging the deposit correctly, to ensuring that you follow the complex procedural requirements. You may have issues with rent arrears and want to evict your...
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