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Landlord wins dispute with local authority over students in HMO

The Court of Appeal has ruled in favour of a landlord who was in dispute with his local council over accommodation for students in two houses in multiple occupation (HMO).

Increases to probate application fees postponed until after the election

The government has postponed its proposed increases in probate application fees because there won’t be time to introduce them before the coming election.

Government plans to unlock more brownfield land for new homes

The government has announced new measures to speed up the development of derelict and unused land for new homes.

Finance company protects its business against former employee

A finance company has succeeded in using its employment contracts to prevent competition from a former employee for a set period.

Father wins appeal against his wife taking children abroad

A father has won his appeal against a court order allowing his estranged wife to take their three children to live in Germany.

Developer allowed to build in country park despite opposition

 A developer has been granted planning permission for holiday lodges in a country park despite legal action by local objectors.

Changes to tax loss relief ‘could lead to more business failures’

  The recent changes to corporation tax loss relief could lead to more business failures, according to the insolvency specialists, R3.

Woman removed as executor of her father’s will

A woman has lost her appeal against being removed as an executor of her father’s will following a dispute with her brother.

Tribunal overturns covenant restricting development on building plot

A landowner has succeeded in overturning a covenant that prevented the construction of more than one house on any plot of land in a residential area.

Shareholders win dispute with directors over excessive payments

 A company’s minority shareholders have won a legal dispute with directors who refused to pay dividends yet awarded excessive payments to themselves.

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