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Planning permission and premises licence: why do I need both?

By Edward Smith on

In order to operate a licensed premises, you will first need to obtain a number of approvals. These include planning permission and a premises licence. It is a common misconception in the licensed trade that the obtaining of planning permission will lead to an applicant automatically obtaining a premises licence and vice versa.  This is… Read More

Everybody needs good neighbours…

By Edward Smith on

Home owners and renting tenants don’t usually move into properties with the intention of causing trouble or ending up quarrelling with their neighbours. Unfortunately, however, neighbour disputes do arise. They can stem from various things, including (but certainly by no means limited to): Boundary Disputes; Access Issues (e.g. rights of way and easements); Party Wall… Read More

Springboard Injunctions

By Sean Mchale on

Springboard injunctions are sought to stop an individual or company from taking advantage of another party’s confidential information; i.e. to stop them getting a head-start over competitors. Confidential information Confidential information must be information which is not in the public domain.  This can include the details of contracts with clients, detailed information pertaining to a… Read More

County Court Judgments are on the rise

By Levis on

You may have seen recently in the news that the number of County Court Judgments (CCJs) has risen dramatically. Nearly 300,000 were issued against consumers in the first quarter of 2017. The highest it has been in over 10 years. This trend shows that consumers are spending more money and borrowing more, but are unable… Read More