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September 2015

Matthew Paul successful in Upper Tribunal over selective licensing area conditions

On 11th September, HHJ Nicholas Gerald, sitting in the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber), gave judgment in the case of Hyndburn Borough Council v. Paul Brown & Anr [2015] UKUT 0489 (LC). He allowed Hyndburn’s appeal against the decisions MAN/30UG/HML/2014/0001 and MAN/30UG/HML/2014/0002 of the First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) dated 14th July 2014, to remove or amend conditions imposed on two licences issued pursuant to the selective licensing provisions contained in section 90 of the Housing Act 2004.

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11 "Leading Juniors": Excellent rankings from The Legal 500

The new edition of The Legal 500 has been published with an excellent array of nominations.  The editors of The Legal 500 have added another member of chambers this year to those listed previously, bringing to 11 those who have been identified by solicitors in this independent directory and regarded by The Legal 500 as "Leading Juniors".  

Court of Appeal emphasises why its orders should be followed and that means need to be properly disclosed at sentencing stage

The Court of Appeal (Burnett LJ, Carr and Lindblom JJ) has given a clear warning of the consequences which can follow when orders which it makes are not followed and that if a defendant is asserting a lack of means then the correct information needs to be put before the Court.  The sanction imposed was a recovery of defence costs order.