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Change of use – office to residential

Last year, the government made it possible to convert offices to residential use without having to apply for planning permission. Only a few LAs successfully applied for exemption from these provisions. ...

Financial remedies – pre-marital agreements

A recent ruling examined the weight the courts will give to a pre-marital agreement when deciding applications for financial remedies, and gives additional guidance (post Granatino v Radmacher) about what can make a pre-nuptial agreement ...

Offences – domestic violence; ‘Clare’s law’

The Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (DVDS) is now in force nationwide. Also known as ‘Clare’s Law’, the scheme allows police to disclose details of an abusive partner’s previous history of domestic violence/violent acts. ...

Service charges – test is ‘prejudice’

In Benson [2013] the Supreme Court relaxed the previously strict stance on compliance by L with the fine details of the service charge consultation regime. ...

Inquests – PIHs

The Chief Coroner has recommended that coroners should ensure that all interested persons, especially bereaved families, have sufficient notice of the matters to be discussed at pre-inquest hearings (PIHs). In practice, coroners should provide written ...

Land Registry – company charges

Many applications to register company charges are defective. A reminder of what you need to send to the LR: ...

CIL – exemptions

The most important exemptions from the community infrastructure levy are: ...

Without prejudice – rules relaxed

The label ‘without prejudice’ only applies if the without prejudice discussions relate to the resolution of a genuine dispute. Thus, there needs to be an existing dispute before the ‘without prejudice’ rule can apply. The ...

E-mail – professional disrepute?

Can a private e-mail result in a professional misconduct ...

Shari’ah – investment

As overseas investors secure more property in the UK, so there is increasing emphasis upon ensuring that the financing and investment in commercial property is shari’ah-compliant.  ...

Wills – Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act

T bequeathed the whole of her £489,000 estate to three animal charities. Her daughter (A) had been estranged from T since she was 17 years old, when she eloped with her boyfriend, and was left ...


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Indexes
Thursday, 03 April 2014
For reference, please find below PDFs of the case and article indexes that appear in The Practical Lawyer bi-annually, for your reference.
Land Registry – company charges
Wednesday, 02 April 2014
Many applications to register company charges are defective. A reminder of what you need to send to the LR: Read more...
Offences – domestic violence; ‘Clare’s law’
Wednesday, 02 April 2014
The Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (DVDS) is now in force nationwide. Also known as ‘Clare’s Law’, the scheme allows police to disclose details of an abusive partner’s previous history... Read more...
Without prejudice – rules relaxed
Wednesday, 02 April 2014
The label ‘without prejudice’ only applies if the without prejudice discussions relate to the resolution of a genuine dispute. Thus, there needs to be an existing dispute before the ‘without... Read more...
Financial remedies – pre-marital agreements
Wednesday, 02 April 2014
A recent ruling examined the weight the courts will give to a pre-marital agreement when deciding applications for financial remedies, and gives additional guidance (post Granatino v Radmacher) about... Read more...
CIL – exemptions
Wednesday, 02 April 2014
The most important exemptions from the community infrastructure levy are: Read more...
Shari’ah – investment
Wednesday, 02 April 2014
As overseas investors secure more property in the UK, so there is increasing emphasis upon ensuring that the financing and investment in commercial property is shari’ah-compliant.  Read more...
Service charges – test is ‘prejudice’
Wednesday, 02 April 2014
In Benson [2013] the Supreme Court relaxed the previously strict stance on compliance by L with the fine details of the service charge consultation regime. Read more...
Change of use – office to residential
Wednesday, 02 April 2014
Last year, the government made it possible to convert offices to residential use without having to apply for planning permission. Only a few LAs successfully applied for exemption from these... Read more...
Inquests – PIHs
Wednesday, 02 April 2014
The Chief Coroner has recommended that coroners should ensure that all interested persons, especially bereaved families, have sufficient notice of the matters to be discussed at pre-inquest hearings... Read more...

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