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June 2013

Richard Cole successful in claim for Director's Disqualification Orders

Richard Cole was recently successful on behalf of the Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills before HHJ Keyser QC, sitting as a judge of the High Court.  Mr and Mrs Hawkes (mother and son) ran a plywood importation business, F G Hawkes (Western Limited), which traded as RKL Plywood, in Swansea.  The company was placed into Administration in 2011.  The deficiency was in excess of £26 million.  The Secretary of State sought to disqualify both directors pursuant to the Company Disqualification Act 1986.  Several allegations of unfitness were pro

Welsh Govt publishes 'Renting Homes' White Paper

The Welsh Government has recently published its White Paper on housing law, ‘Renting Homes – a better way for Wales’, as reported by Owain Rhys James, a pupil barrister at Civitas Law in his latest blog update on civitaslawcommunities.wordpress.com. The proposals pave the way for a new legal framework for renting domestic property in Wales based on the foundations of it being ‘fair, simple and efficient’.

RTPI Wales Planning Conference 2013

Building Sustainable Communities

Civitas Law is once again a headline supporter of the RTPI Wales Planning Conference, held at City Hall, Cardiff. The conference this year looks at all aspects building sustainable communities in Wales and is a critical event to offer debate, in light of the Draft Planning Reform Bill and white Paper expected from the Welsh Government this year.