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Allotments Make Way for Urban Regeneration Scheme

Allotments are immensely precious to those who tend them. However, one High Court case showed that the special protection that they enjoy against development must sometimes give way under the relentless pressure for new housing. Allotments covering 2.6 hectares and dating back to 1882 had been targeted for construction of 69 homes as part of a broader urban...

Dishonest Alcohol Wholesaler Receives 13-Year Directorship Ban

Company directors have a duty to carry out their functions responsibly and honestly and, when they do not, the courts have broad powers to bring them to book. In one case exactly on point, an alcohol wholesaler was banned from acting as a director for 13 years due to his company’s involvement in VAT fraud. During a period of little more than six months, the...

Achieving Contractual Certainty is Well Worth the Time and Effort

The process of negotiation and give-and-take involved in finalising contracts can be demanding and time-consuming – but one High Court case, involving a £40 million claim in respect of an allegedly defective car park, showed that it is well worth the effort to achieve certainty. Some years after its construction, the car park was said to be in such a poor...

Award of Baby Deaths Research Contract Just Can’t Wait

Lengthy hiatuses are often the unfortunate result of disputes over the award of public contracts, but some of them are simply too important to be delayed. That was so in one case concerning a major research project to find out why stillbirths and deaths of new-born babies are more common in Britain than elsewhere in the developed world. On behalf of the...

Hairdresser Pays for Violating Share Purchase Covenants

Share purchase agreements commonly contain restrictive covenants and the courts are showing an increasing willingness to enforce them to the hilt. In one case, a hairdresser who sold her business, but later established a rival salon nearby, was hit with a High Court injunction and a six-figure legal costs bill. The award-winning hairdresser had run three...