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Community Infrastructure Levy Appeals

June 19th, 2012 by Louise Humphreys

Appeals can be made against all aspects of the CIL collection and enforcement system, from the CIL collection authority's calculation of the amount due to any enforcement actions it may take. This blog post focuses on appealing against the levy colle ... continue reading...


Abolition of Committal Proceedings

June 18th, 2012 by Louise Humphreys

As of today (18 June 2012), committal proceedings have been abolished in the following local justice areas: Bath and Wansdyke Berkshire Bristol Liverpool and Knowsley North Avon North Hampshire North Somerset Ormskirk Sefton St Helens Wi ... continue reading...


Strange Keyphrases

June 15th, 2012 by Louise Humphreys

At various times throughout the year I take a look at the statistics for the firm's website to see what keywords or phrases are used by people who subsequently visit the site. Whilst most of them make total sense, such as "section 215 notice", there ... continue reading...


Disclosable Pecuniary Interests for Members

June 12th, 2012 by Louise Humphreys

The Government has laid the regulations for disclosable pecuniary interests (DPIs) ahead of the new standards regime for local government coming into force on 1 July 2012. Key features of the new standards framework include the requirement for local ... continue reading...


Dangerous Dogs Sentencing Guidelines Published

May 15th, 2012 by Louise Humphreys

Following a 12 week consultation the Sentencing Council is publishing its new definitive guideline on dangerous dog offences. This guideline applies to all offenders aged 18 and over. It applies to all cases that are dealt with on or after 20 August ... continue reading...


Law Commission Consultation On Taxis & Private Hire Services

May 10th, 2012 by Louise Humphreys

In July 2011, the Law Commission agreed to undertake a law reform project on the law of taxis and private hire vehicles. The Commission has just published a consultation on proposed changes which will run until 10 August 2012. The Commission's state ... continue reading...


Certifying Time in Criminal Proceedings

May 3rd, 2012 by Louise Humphreys

A recent appeal decision has clarified the position with regard to the certification of time in criminal proceedings and also highlighted the need for all prosecutors to take great care when certifying a date under statutory provisions which have the ... continue reading...


The Importance of Timely Legal Advice

April 20th, 2012 by Louise Humphreys

We often have prospective clients approach us for advice after commencing legal proceedings or where they have received decisions adverse to them and they wish to challenge those decisions further, such as planning and enforcement appeals. Invariabl ... continue reading...


The Importance of Time

April 19th, 2012 by Louise Humphreys

Once again the importance of getting your dates right when dealing with court cases (or indeed any statutory appeal) is brought to the fore with the press reporting of the Government's latest attempts to deport Abu Qatada. You've probably read the r ... continue reading...


Documents revoked and replaced by The National Planning Policy Framework

April 19th, 2012 by Louise Humphreys

Planning Policy Statements / Guidance Date of Publication Planning Policy Statement 1: Delivering Sustainable Development 31 January 2005 Planning Policy Statement 1 Supplement: Planning and Climate Change 17 December 2007 Plann ... continue reading...