Monthly Archives: January 2012

Government Loses Appeal to Reduce Solar Subsidies

On 25 January 2012, the Court of Appeal ruled that that the government’s attempts to prematurely halve solar subsidies paid to households with solar photovoltaic (“PV”) panels were unlawful because they breached the statutory scheme for modifying “feed-in tariffs” (“FITs”) … Continue reading

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National Planning Policy Framework continues to cause controversy

In July 2011 the Department for Communities and Local Government published its draft National Planning Policy Framework (“NPPF”) which set out a radical revision of our existing planning framework.  The NPPF was produced because, according to the Minister for Planning, … Continue reading

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Bribe and Gloom

Gifts and hospitality are an everyday part of corporate life with businesses investing money to build relationships and market their products. Although part of the business culture, such practices can give rise to bribery. The new Bribery Act seeks to … Continue reading

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Landlords Beware

The Localism Act, to come into force in April this year, is set to amend the courts’ powers in relation to a landlord’s responsibility to protect a tenant’s deposit by paying into a relevant scheme, and to provide set information … Continue reading

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Employment Tribunal Statistics

In 2010/2011 there were 218,000 claims received by Employment Tribunals.  The Ministry of Justice statistics illustrates an 8% decrease in claims brought on the previous year but this is still a 44% increase when compared with 2008/2009. In comparison, there … Continue reading

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Unmarried and Unprotected: A Will is the Only Option

Writing a Will is one of the most important arrangements a person can make during their lifetime. By writing a Will, you ensure that upon death your estate is divided exactly in accordance with your wishes. You have complete control … Continue reading

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