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A very short consultation

The UT(LC) is consulting on a new Practice Direction for appeals and cases in the UT. The draft appears to have gone online on 20 January 2020 and the deadline is 31 January 2020. You can find it here. If you  have a few moments then it's very much...

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Manifesto mayhem

I cannot summon any enthusiasm for this election. It mostly makes me wish I lived in Scotland. But, despite this, I have forced myself to read the three main manifestos so I can summarise them for you all. Conservatives: To call this underwhelming...

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Wearing different hats

Pandongate House Management Co Ltd v Barton, High Ct (Newcastle District Registry), January 2019 (with thanks to Alice Richardson for a copy of the judgment) Lessee-owned companies are now pretty common. They generally come about in one of three...

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Who needs rules?

Part 2, Housing and Planning Act 2016 (banning orders, rogue landlord database etc) came into force in April 2018. In very general terms, it created various new jurisdictions for the First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber), e.g. a local authority...

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