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UK compulsory purchase of land regime – key reforms in the making?
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“The current law of compulsory purchase of land is difficult to locate, complicated to decipher and elusive to apply. The case for its reform is overwhelming and has been recognised...

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UK Building Safety update: Where are we now?

The Building Safety Act 2022 received Royal Assent on 28 April 2022. This marked the end of a long journey through Parliament for a Bill that was published in response to the Grenfell ...

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UK compulsory purchase regime – reform to the compensation framework

After tinkering with parts of the compulsory purchase regime in the Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill, in an effort to streamline and modernise it, the government has now published a...

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UK Planning top tips: certificates of lawfulness

Certificates of lawfulness can serve a useful function when certainty is needed as to whether an existing or proposed use or operation is or would be lawful. What are the key issues?

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UK Supreme Court provides welcome clarity on the operation of the Telecoms Code

In a long-awaited judgment handed down on 22 June 2022, the Supreme Court has addressed issues that have dogged telecoms operators and land owners since the revised Electronic...

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National Security and Investment Act: first Annual Report published

The UK Government has published its first Annual Report on the functioning of the recently implemented National Security and Investment regime, which gives the Government the power to...

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The Right to Buy extension – third time lucky?

In times of strife politicians like to have a sheaf of oven-ready policies in their back pocket in case they need a positive headline. It came as little surprise, then, when the Prime ...

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UK’s Vertical Agreement Block Exemption Order goes live - heralding a new age of vertical divergence?

The UK’s new Vertical Agreement Block Exemption Order (VABEO), the long awaited replacement to the Vertical Block Exemption Regulation (VBER – which was retained in the UK under ...

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The digital future: UK land transactions and the metaverse

Staking a claim over land is a concept that we are all familiar with, but what happens when “land” ceases to be physical land as we know it, or put simply when real estate...

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