A campaign group opposed to plans to turn Lord Beaverbrook’s former country home into a hotel, health club and spa and high-end golf course has triumphed in a legal challenge to the scheme after the High Court ruled that councillors who approved it had
In a stern warning that breaches of planning control can lead to jail in extreme cases, a ‘wily operator’ who repeatedly flouted court orders requiring him to clear farmland of inappropriate development has been sent to prison for nine months by the High Court.
In a case which underlines that the risk of public confusion is very often the deciding factor in trade mark disputes, one of Britain’s only two private universities scored an early success in a trans-Atlantic dispute with an evangelical American university with a similar
After what is believed to be the longest-running race discrimination case ever, an academic who was turned down for a college lectureship 14 years ago has failed to convince the Employment Appeal Tribunal that his £25,787 compensation award was nowhere near enough for what
The Government has published its response to the consultation on proposed changes to the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE). Significantly, service provision changes will continue to qualify as relevant transfers for the purposes of TUPE. Amendments will be made
In a ruling with important tax implications for further education institutions, a leading computing college which awards diplomas to students that can count towards their degrees has failed to convince the Upper Tribunal (UT) that it should be viewed as a ‘college of a
In a cautionary tale for solicitors engaged in ‘no win, no fee’ litigation, a law firm that arranged loans for its clients so that they could afford to sue for personal injury has been found liable to repay substantial sums to the finance company
In an important ruling for educational charities and investment managers, Cambridge University has persuaded a tax tribunal that it is entitled to a substantial VAT rebate in respect of the fees it paid over a 27-year period to professionals engaged in managing its endowment
In a stern warning to householders that they are under a legal duty to keep their garden trees and shrubs under control, a woman has been ordered to pay over £17,000 damages to neighbours after the spreading roots of her ‘dominating’ Cypress hedge took
In a case which vividly underlines that a wise employer acts with deliberation and fairness, a brewery chain has been ordered to pay almost £45,000 compensation to a couple who were left homeless after being locked out of the pub they managed without notice.