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Supreme Court - encouraging noises for developers

The Supreme Court in Coventry v Lawrence has altered the approach that Courts will take when considering whether to grant injunctive relief or damages. It has also confirmed the possibility of an easement for the right to emit noise and examined how relevant a planning permission is in an action for nuisance.



Game changing result for the Real Estate Sector

Landlords have won their appeal in the case surrounding the Game administration to claim unpaid rent for a period that a company is in administration and trading from a property as an expense of the administration (as opposed to merely a provable debt), irrespective of when the due date for rent payment occurs.



Development news - 12 February 2014

The Government has announced a new planning court and reforms to the judicial review process, both of which are likely to benefit developers, whilst the Supreme Court has handed down judgment in two appeals relating to a land owner's ability to remove a village green registration.



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