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By Simon Denyer, Nigel Teasdale
Back in January 2012, the Government announced that the current RTA portal scheme for low value claims up to £10,000 would be extended to EL, PL and motor claims with a value up to £25,000.
By Jo Hannah
For a number of years now objectors to development have been wise to the fact that registration of land as a Town and Village Green (TVG) will stop development and applications to register land have been on the increase.
By Tim Scott
This week The Supreme Court handed down a landmark ruling in relation to equal pay claims brought by former employees of Birmingham City Council in the High Court (rather than, as would be the norm, in the Employment Tribunals).
By Mark Whittaker
Reena Buggal examines the new restrictions on the manner in which local authorities can obtain surveillance following changes to existing legislation due to come into force on 1st November 2012.
By Kieran Walshe
The Court of Appeal was asked to consider the preliminary issue of whether a property insurer was entitled to recover from a motor insurer where the damage to the Claimant’s premises was a result of a deliberate act by the driver.
By Jo Hannah
Already we are seeing these changes come into effect with the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) (Amendment No.2) Order 2012 coming into force on 1 October 2012.
By Jo Hannah
On 6 September 2012 the government published its Ministerial Statement, setting out a raft of proposed changes to the planning system in order to – yet again – ‘simplify and quicken’ the regime.
By Jo Hannah
The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (Wales) (No.2) Order 2012 introduces permitted development rights for agricultural and forestry land in Wales.
By Murray Shaw, Jo Hannah
The Government has announced a liberalisation in the planning regime for flying flags which will increase the number of flags that people can fly without express consent – a bit late for the nationalistic zeal displayed for the Olympics!
By Jamie Taylor
The Crime and Courts Bill 2012/2013 is currently navigating its way through Parliament having been introduced in the last Queen's Speech.
By Jamie Taylor
Going on the offensive and pursuing sanctions against fraudsters remains a key area of focus for the insurance industry and there continues to be a good deal of discussion in relation to the different options that are available.
By Jamie Taylor
Subject to any unforeseen delays, we are now just six months away from a regime of qualified one way costs shifting for personal injury claims.
By Jamie Taylor
Fraudsters' tactics are constantly evolving and they have developed a wide variety of different scams in order to try and defraud motor insurers into making payments.
By Jamie Taylor
A surprise attack on whiplash claims was launched last year, when Jack Straw denounced referral fees as a "racket" at the root of a phenomenal growth in the number and value of claims for personal injury.
By John Palmer, Perry Hill
Our team extracts useful practice points from some recent successful defences of highway claims:
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