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New In-house content on leading a legal team, GDPR and the November 2017 in-house agenda

Posted by admin | 10.26.2017 | Blog

Practical Law In-house has published a range of new content this week. Source: PracticalLaw 1

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Do not assume judges will meet children without doing guideline preparation (High Court)

Posted by admin | 10.26.2017 | Blog

In London Borough of Brent v D and Others [2017] EWHC 2452 (Fam), Macdonald J reminded practitioners that they must undertake the preparation work outlined in Guidelines for Judges Meeting Children who are the Subject of Family Proceedings 2010, if the child wishes to see the judge. Source: Practicallaw2

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Practical Law Dispute Resolution news round-up: 25 October 2017

Posted by admin | 10.25.2017 | Blog

Practical Law Dispute Resolution’s weekly round-up of news and developments that, in addition to those covered in the weekly email, may be of interest to dispute resolution practitioners. Source: PracticalLaw 1

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Overage: whether agreement permitted sale to social housing provider without triggering overage (Court of Appeal)

Posted by admin | 10.25.2017 | Blog

In Burrows Investments Ltd v Ward Homes Ltd [2017] EWCA Civ 1577, the Court of Appeal considered whether a disposal to a private registered provider of social housing was permitted under an overage agreement. Source: PracticalLaw 1

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Welsh Government consultation on implementing provisions that restrict registration of town and village greens

Posted by admin | 10.24.2017 | Blog

On 23 October 2017, the Welsh Government published a consultation document on proposals to implement Part 8 of the Planning (Wales) Act 2015, which restricts the ability of a person to register land as a town or village green, where it is solely for the purpose of preventing lawful development in Wales. Source: PracticalLaw 1

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Local authorities can be vicariously liable for foster carer abuse (Supreme Court)

Posted by admin | 10.23.2017 | Blog

In Armes v Nottinghamshire County Council [2017] UKSC 60, the Supreme Court decided that local authorities can be vicariously liable for abuse inflicted by foster carers on children in care. However there is no non-delegable duty on local authorities to ensure the safety of a child in care placed in a foster placement. Source: Practicallaw2

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DCLG call for evidence on improving home buying and selling process

Posted by admin | 10.23.2017 | Blog

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has published a call for evidence seeking views on how to improve the home buying and selling process. Source: PracticalLaw 1

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New mortgage loan standard document

Posted by admin | 10.20.2017 | Blog

We have published a new standard document mortgage loan agreement to finance the purchase of a residential property, for use between family members or friends, where the lender is not carrying on a regulated activity. Source: PracticalLaw 1

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Family news round-up to 19 October 2017

Posted by admin | 10.19.2017 | Blog

News stories of interest to family lawyers for the week to 19 October 2017. Source: Practicallaw2

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Peers call for tougher rules on modern slavery statements

Posted by admin | 10.19.2017 | Blog

Members of the House of Lords have called for tougher rules for making modern slavery statements under section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. 18 October is Anti-Slavery Day and marks an increased focus on ways to identify modern slavery, to support the victims of modern slavery and to eradicate it from supply chains.…

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