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Tribunal fees for enfranchisement cases a backwards step for leasehold reform

29 September 2015

Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners considering legal challenge of government proposals The government's proposed introduction...
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Linklaters trains its lawyers in housing law in access to justice push

9 September 2015

Elite law firms encouraged to 'play their part in providing greater access to justice' With the need for social welfare lawyers having never...

Licensed conveyancer fees frozen for third year running

1 September 2015

Specialist regulation to deliver benefits to consumers as well as individual lawyers The Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) has announced it is...



29 September 2015

Obligations for pre-contract searches and enquiries

Belinda Walkinshaw discusses the liability of solicitors, sellers, and local authorities for inaccurate replies, the effect of notices, and the...


22 September 2015

How to challenge a development consent order

Pay attention to timing and procedure to avoid your claim failing before any consideration is even given to the substance, advises Jack Connah

home buying

22 September 2015

Protection for when a property transaction falls through

87 per cent of solicitors and conveyancers recommended Searches UK's Buyer Protect scheme in a recent survey. Here's why


15 September 2015

Trusts of property and the court's powers to intervene

Alexander Campbell discusses Bagum v Hafiz and Hai, in which unanimous consent between trustees broke down

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8 September 2015

Defining boundaries

Recent case law relating to proprietary estoppel and boundary disputes illustrates the importance of providing clients with specialist advice, writes...


24 August 2015

Searches UK leads the market into the new generation of conveyancing

Advancing technology will enable conveyancers to minimise risk on case files and get up to speed with the needs of first-time buyers 

Friday afternoon fraud

23 September 2015

What do such scams mean for professional indemnity insurers and their insureds, asks Janet Brook


Dreamland and Banksy in the High Court

17 September 2015

Who owned the rare Banksy mural: the landlord or the tenant? Andrew Bruce, Tim Maxwell, and Becky Shaw discuss


Thanks for sharing

24 August 2015

Should social media users have the right to 'edit' their online histories, asks Emma Sheldon


Risky business: No flood defence is watertight

28 July 2015

Government schemes to alleviate the risk of flooding are still not enough to combat climate change or freak weather events, writes John Pickford

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Right to Buy revival

9 June 2015

Belinda Walkinshaw warns of the potential dangers of reviving Right to Buy legislation


Proprietary estoppel is experiencing something of a revival

26 May 2015

David Kirwan ponders the reasons behind a recent increase in proprietary estoppel cases


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