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It’s all new: new national space standards for new homes

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Author: Andrew Olins

In Summer 2020, the Government announced a raft of new permitted development rights (“PD rights”). The Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick...

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Update: introducing the new Building Safety Bill

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Author: Andrew Olins

The new Building Safety Bill (“the Bill”) is anticipated to have major financial and practical consequences for the Residential Housing...

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How does the Court deal with inheritance upon divorce?

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Author: Kate Ryan

As a family solicitor one of the most common questions I am asked is “what will happen if I inherit...

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COVID-19 Vaccinations and Children – Can the Court force me to vaccinate my child?

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Author: Sonal Parekh

In the current climate, there is never-ending talk about the COVID-19 vaccination.  Vaccinations, particularly in respect of childhood vaccinations has...

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The Family Courts – what will the family justice system look like in the upcoming months?

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Author: Jolene Hutchison

Following the government’s recent decision to place us in yet another lockdown, the President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew...

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Do you own a residential park home? Why it’s important to make a Will

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Author: Michael Charalambous

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Author: John Clement

Although it is always advisable to make a Will to ensure your property and assets can pass in accordance with...

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It’s Only Natural: Constructing Service Charge Provisions in a Commercial Lease

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Author: Andrew Olins

In a previous article, I looked at the recent Court of Appeal decision in Sara and Hossein Asset Holdings Ltd...

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Commissioner calls for changes to Domestic Abuse Bill

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Author: Kate Ryan

It was reported in the media last week that the Domestic Abuse Commissioner Nicole Jacobs has predicted that demand for...

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FCA business interruption insurance case: The Supreme Court ruling.

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Author: Chris Thompson

Review your Business Interruption Insurance Policies! Today’s Supreme Court judgment gives businesses greater prospects of recovering the substantial losses that...

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Which children are entitled to attend school during the Lockdown announced on 4th January 2021?

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Author: Vicky Preece

Many parents and carers will have been surprised with the announcement that all schools would close made by Boris Johnson...

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Will a restrictive covenant prevent a proposed development?

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Author: Andrew Olins

You are a developer. You have just purchased a plot of land ripe for development. Will a restrictive covenant burdening...

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Dowse & Another v City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council [2020] UKUT (LC)

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Author: Andrew Olins

Mr and Mrs Dowse (“the Applicants”) claimed that they had adversely possessed two acres of Council-owned land (“the Land”) that...

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