Legal Updates

7 April 2015

Legal update: Deregulation Act 2015 - Implications for tenancy deposit protection

The Deregulation Act 2015 received Royal Assent on 26th March 2015, and sparks important changes to deposit protection legislation. Here we provide a summary of the changes and what they mean for you.

10 September 2014

Beware of Mayoral Community Infrastructure Levy (“CIL”)

We were recently instructed to act on the purchase of a residential development site in the London Borough of Greenwich. Surprisingly the consented site was not subject to any planning obligations under a Section 106 Agreement. Nor was it subject to any CIL, because Greenwich London Borough Council is currently (as at August 2014) consulting on its draft charging schedule and therefore no Borough CIL is payable.


Paul Harbour

11 March 2014

Case Update: The Queen on the Application of John Grabinar v General Medical Council [2013] EWHC 4480 (Admin)

High Court quashes decision made by the Assistant Registrar of the General Medical Council on a case proceeding outside the five-year time limit and determines that it should be reconsidered.

Diva Shah

21 February 2014

Increase in County Court Jurisdiction Limit

As of 22 April 2014, the County Court Jurisdiction Order 2014 will come into force revoking the County Courts Jurisdiction Order 1981. This will mean that jurisdiction of the value of property cases being heard in the County Courts shall be increased from £30,000 to £350,000. 

13 January 2014

Changes to the law of distress – more red tape for landlords?

Distress is an ancient remedy whereby a landlord can instruct bailiffs to enter the demised property to seize the tenant’s goods when the tenant is in arrears of rent. On 6 April 2014 this age old law will be abolished and following the implementation of Part 3 of the Tribunals Courts and Enforcement Act 2007, a new statutory regime for Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery (CRAR) will come into force.

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