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Planning Inquiries and Natural Justice

In an important ruling which will have a significant impact on the future conduct of planning inquiries, the Court of Appeal has ruled that an inspector did not act unfairly or in breach of natural justice when dealing with proposals for construction of 58 new homes on a rural site. The would-be developer had appealed to the inspector after planning permission...

Corporate Financiers Lose Commission on £28 Million Deal

A corporate finance company that arranged funding of £28 million for a prestigious construction project – but was later kept in the dark and deliberately side-lined from the deal – has failed to convince the High Court that it is entitled to a £980,000 commission for the work that it put in. The company had been exclusively engaged by developers to find...

Jackson Reforms Will Be Strictly Enforced Court Warns

In a stern warning to litigants that Sir Rupert Jackson’s reforms of civil procedure are being robustly enforced, a firm of estate agents came within an ace of missing out on the chance of a £450,000 commission due to its failure to serve witness statements before the expiry of a judge-imposed deadline. The estate agents sued two defendants, claiming to be...

Jackson Reforms Will Be Strictly Enforced, Court Warns

In a stern warning to litigants that Sir Rupert Jackson’s reforms of civil procedure are being robustly enforced, a firm of estate agents came within an ace of missing out on the chance of a £450,000 commission due to its failure to serve witness statements before the expiry of a judge-imposed deadline. The estate agents sued two defendants, claiming to be...

Huge Repair Bill for Wilting Offshore Wind Turbines

A High Court decision has dealt with the consequences of a mathematical error in the industry standard used in the design of foundations of offshore wind farms that resulted in the unexpected settling of 60 turbines in the Solway Firth and a Euros 26.25 million repair bill. Company A had been employed by company B to design, fabricate and install the turbines’...