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Was this really a good idea?

I thought that the point of taking a preliminary issue was, well, because the determination of that issue would likely resolve a significant part of the case. In Paddington Basin Developments Ltd and others v West End Quay Estate Management Ltd...

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Upper Tribunal consultation

The Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) is (and has been since June 1, 2009), the appellate body for, inter alia, the LVT and the RPTS. When it was established, it adopted the existing procedural rules previously used by the Lands Tribunal, its...

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Tenants of defaulting mortgagees

The CLG website is reporting that the Mortgage Repossessions (Protection of Tenants) Bill is now an Act, having received Royal Assent on April 8, 2010. The press release explains that, where a mortgagor (other than one under a buy-to-let mortgage)...

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Homeless children – new guidance

The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families have issued new guidance to local housing authorities and local social services authorities on housing obligations owed to 16...

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Birmingham v’s the boy racers

Birmingham City Council v Persons Unknown - 0BM70352 (noted by way of Arden Chambers Eflash) is a successful attempt by a local authority to distinguish the decision in Birmingham CC v Shafi [2008] EWCA Civ 1186; [2009] 1 WLR 1961; [2009] HLR 25...

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Don’t forget to file and serve…

Cadogan v Chehab [2009] EWHC 3297 (Admin), (only available on Casetrack) is noted in the current edition of Legal Action, but, so far as I can tell, hasn't been picked up anywhere else. It's only worthy of a short note though, which is set out...

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