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A Landmark Decision -

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Adrian Howard Munday v The Trustees of the Sloane Stanley Estate On 24th January 2018 the Court of Appeal made a landmark ruling in the case of Adrian Howard Munday v The Trustees of the Sloane Stanley Estate. In spite of sustained legal arguments...

Woman ordered to pay £24,500 in private parking charges

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A woman in Scotland had refused to pay a private car parking company £18,500-worth in private parking notices issued to her for parking at Dundee's Waterfront. She argued that they were unenforceable.

Resolving disputes for small businesses

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The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has reported that legal disputes cost small business enterprises in England and Wales at least £11.6 billion each year, with at least 70% of small businesses having faced at least one dispute in recent years. ...

Warning to private Landlords - new "right to rent checks" introduced

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From the 1st February 2016, private landlords in England will need to ascertain whether prospective tenants or other authorised occupiers have the right to be in the UK when granting a tenancy. The procedure is known as "right to rent checks"....

Should squatting in commercial premises be criminalised?

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With the introduction of s.144 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 however, squatting in a residential property became a criminal offence punishable by up to 6 months imprisonment and a fine of up to £5,000. The...