Monthly Archives: July 2013

Pitch Perfect

On Friday 26 July 2013 The Mobile Homes (Pitch Fees) (Prescribed Forms) (England) Regulations 2013 came into force. From 26 July 2013 any Pitch Fee Review Notice must be accompanied by a Pitch Fee Review Form. The Pitch Fee Review … Continue reading

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Harry Potter and the Duty of Confidentiality

On the 18th April a new writer, Robert Galbraith, finally got his great work into print, after going through the usual arduous round of submitting to publishers, gathering in the rejection slips, and then doing it all again. The novel, … Continue reading

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Lord “Sugarlump” turning sour

Those of you who read my blogs with enthusiasm will recall that I have been avidly following the case brought against Lord Sugar by his former “Apprentice”, Stella English. As I suggested Lord Alan Sugar is pursuing the unsuccessful English … Continue reading

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Derailed Again

Following our blog “Fail to Derail”  in March 2013, opponents of the new High Speed Rail network (HS2)  have once again lost their appeal against the £50 billion railway proposals. The opponents, from 15 local councils, residents’ associations and other … Continue reading

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Super League and the unknown Trap Door

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The recent decision by the Super League  clubs at their annual general meeting was that the Super League will revert to 12 teams for the start of the 2015 season. The final decision on the format of the League structure … Continue reading

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Additional Protection for armed forces reservists?

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Earlier this month the Defence Secretary, Phillip Hammond, published a white paper setting out his plans to support the UK’s armed forces reservists and drive up the numbers of reservists. The paper (called ‘Reserves in the Future Force 2020’ ) … Continue reading

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Property Survey: Do you need one?

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When purchasing a property, a good and proper survey can easily be overlooked because of cost. However, cost cutting at the early stage of the conveyancing process can lead to substantial hidden costs at a later date. Why do you … Continue reading

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Landlords and Administrators- a continuing tension?

Since the Goldacre decision in 2009, the law has been clear that the rents and service charges falling due whilst a company is in administration (and is occupying premises for the benefit of the creditors), will be treated as an … Continue reading

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Pension sharing update – What happens when a transfer value is miscalculated by the pension provider?

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In 2010 Mrs McNicholas was divorced from her husband. During the financial proceedings information was obtained about the value of his pension. Mr McNicholas’s financial advisor wrote to Scottish Widows http://www.scottishwidows.co.uk/ requesting “a transfer value for divorce purposes” which is … Continue reading

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Lights, Camera, and Court Action…

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A fundamental principle of the English legal system is that justice must not only be done but be seen to be done. Tonight Channel 4 will broadcast a murder trial for the first time. The trial in question took place … Continue reading

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