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Ordinary Share Capital and Entrepreneurs' Relief

Monday, 04 April 2016

In Castledine v Revenue and Customs Commissioners it was determined that shares may fall within the definition of ordinary share capital contained in section 989 of the Income Tax Act 2007


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In the case of a breach of warranty, what does it mean to be "aware of the matter"?

Monday, 04 April 2016

In Hut Group Ltd v Nobahar-Cookson it was decided that the buyer in a share purchase agreement triggered the start of the contractual time limit for warranty claims only when it became aware of the existence of its claim.


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When does an agreement become legally binding?

Friday, 01 April 2016

The court decided in Jas Financial Products LLP v ICAP Plc that an oral agreement between parties was not sufficiently established to constitute a legally binding agreement.


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The Importance of Being Earnest - Damages for Misrepresentation

Monday, 22 February 2016

The recent case of Greenridge Luton One Ltd v Kempton Investments Ltd demonstrates the importance of honesty and accuracy in property transactions.


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Councils Under Pressure as Deadline for Local Plans Grows Teeth

Monday, 22 February 2016

In July 2015, Planning Minister Brandon Lewis announced that he would intervene where councils fail to develop a local plan by early 2017. It is only now becoming clear what the implications will be for failure to meet this deadline.


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Right to Rent - Landlords to Check Tenants' Immigration Status

Thursday, 18 February 2016

From 1 February 2016, landlords have to check tenants have a right to rent property in the UK.


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Landlords - Could you be Caught by the Extension of HMO Licensing?

Thursday, 18 February 2016

In recent years, the government has appeared to be keen to overhaul the private rental sector.


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Explainer - Options and Conditional Contracts

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Two different types of agreement to consider when developing land.


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Implied Terms in Contracts - Legal Update

Thursday, 18 February 2016

The ongoing dispute between Marks & Spencer (M&S) and their landlord relating to repayment of rent after exercising a break clause was finally...


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Reforms to the Taxation of Non-UK Domiciled Individuals

Friday, 05 February 2016

In Summer Budget of 2015, the Chancellor announced three proposals intended to target the treatment of foreign domiciled individuals compared with those domiciled in the UK.


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Right to Rent

Wednesday, 03 February 2016

The UK Government has produced recent guidance for the Right to Rent scheme which becomes compulsory on 1 February 2016.


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Insolvency Litigation Update - The End of the Exemption

Thursday, 17 December 2015

The exemption afforded to claims by liquidators, administrators and trustees in bankruptcy which allowed them to recover success fees and insurance premiums in litigation will end in April 2016.


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Proposals for North Midlands Combined Authority - a New Template for Regional Planning?

Monday, 25 January 2016

Councils and business leaders from across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire have submitted a detailed plan to the Government for devolution and the creation of a North Midlands combined authority.


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'King of the Castle' Overthrown and Other Lessons in Planning Enforcement

Monday, 04 January 2016

It is a rare treat (for us planning lawyers) when planning is headline news, but the long-running game of hide and seek between Mr Fidler and his local council captivated the popular media through the latter half of 2015


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Show Your Workings - Judicial Assessment of Experts' Reports

Wednesday, 09 December 2015

Useful judicial comment on expert reports can be found in the recent case of Consortium Commercial Developments Limited v ABB [2015] EWHC 2128 (TCC).