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Air Quality Targets and the Planning Regime - Court of Appeal Test Case

The Government is duty-bound by European law to ensure that specified air quality standards are met as quickly as possible. However, the Court of Appeal has ruled in an important test case that that duty does not extend to a general obligation to refuse...

Balancing Noise Nuisance Against the Needs of Industry - High Court Ruling

Industrial processes can be noisy and those responsible for them frequently worry that complaints from neighbouring residents will affect their businesses. However, as a High Court case showed , such concerns and the needs of commerce in general do carry...

Road Accident Partly Your Own Fault? You Should Still Take Legal Advice

Road accident victims often labour under the misapprehension that if they are in any way to blame for their own misfortune they are not entitled to compensation. However, that is not necessarily so, as demonstrated by a case in which a gravely injured...

When a Covenant May Be More Than it Seems

If you own or buy a property, you may find that there are covenants which apply to it, a covenant being a requirement to do something or refrain from doing something with your property. A covenant will benefit other property in the vicinity. Typically, a...

Bereaved Families of Algeria Terrorist Attack Victims Receive Compensation

The widows and children of two expatriate workers who were killed in the crossfire during a terrorist attack on an Algerian gas production facility have successfully negotiated a financial settlement of their claims. The men were amongst many innocent...

Teacher Kicked By Troublesome Pupil Wins £35,000

Injuries sustained at work can have devastating consequences and victims should not delay in seeking specialist legal advice. In one case, a special needs teacher whose career was cut short after he was kicked in the knee by a pupil won substantial...

Trading in the Winter Period - A Cautionary Note for Landlords

Weak economic growth and increasing competition is still wreaking havoc in the High Street and the quarter that starts in January is often make or break for retailers as it is traditionally the worst trading quarter of their year. Many commercial properties...

High Court Analyses Extent of Local Authority Duty to Fill In Potholes

Potholes are a plague on road users, and local authorities are under a duty to identify those that pose a danger and fill them in. However, a High Court case concerning an injured cyclist showed that such obligations are not without limit. The cyclist came...

Tribunal Paves the Way for Suburban Garden Development

Restrictions on land use appear in the title deeds of many properties – but the law permits their deletion or modification if they become obsolete over time or stand in the way of reasonable development. Exactly that happened in one case in which the...

Victim Sexually Abused by Senior Police Officer Wins Substantial Damages

Those who suffer sexual abuse are entitled not only to see perpetrators punished by the criminal law, but also to sue them for damages. In a case on point, a young man whose life was thrown into chaos after he was molested by a senior police officer won...
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