Monthly Archives: July 2015

Contractual issues in Construction Law

Louise Cheung, University of Southampton, Hertfordshire County Council

Following two weeks’ shadowing solicitors at a City Law firm specialising in work with the public sector, I share some interesting contractual issues in Construction Law concerning Liquidated and Ascertained Damages Clauses and the Rights of Third Parties in Contract Law.

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Commercial Property Law Update

Louise Cheung

Following a recent CPD training on Commercial Property Law, I thought it would be prudent to give an update on Commercial Property law affecting practice in development transactions. The training was well attended at the Hilton, Watford on 11th June 2015 by both lawyers and surveyors and garnered some lively debate about recent Property case law.

Here is a summary of my selection of interesting updates to case law:

  • Rights to Light: Salvage Wharf v G & S Brough [2010] Ch 11
  • Restrictive Covenants: Cosmichome ltd v Southampton CC [2013] EWHC 1378
  • Abandonment of Easements: Dwyer v Westminster City Council [2014] EWCA Civ 153

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Planning policy shake up – what does it mean for property development?

Louise Cheung

Following this week’s budget announcement and the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills report, ‘Fixing the Foundations: creating a prosperous nation’, a great deal has been said about the opportunities to increase house building. The headline being that removing barriers to gaining planning consent will reduce risks for developers, and so it is hoped will boost property development.

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