Spring 2020

Welcome to the first edition of intouch for 2020, and indeed for the new decade. This issue is packed with news and updates, along with our usual insight into some of the issues currently affecting the market.

In this issue we take a look at the potential problems that Judicial Review can pose to developers; review a recent ruling that acts as a cautionary tale of how not to deal with the removal of a right of way; and blow away those January blues with a whistle stop tour of the top attractions when you take a trip to visit us online at Elite!

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Sitting in judgement

One fascinating impact of Boris Johnson’s prorogation of Parliament was that judicial review was suddenly making headlines, highlighting that no decision is free from the risk that it could be overturned.

A cautionary tale

Verbal agreements between neighbours over rights of way can be a friendly and informal basis for developing land, but a recent case shows the problems that can arise from relying too heavily on good will.

When is a gift not a gift?

When the Insolvency Act was first introduced in 1986, it was to prevent property owners deliberately transferring their assets to a family member or close associate to avoid creditors.

Take a tour of Elite

There’s plenty to see and do when you visit the online quotation site, and we’ve picked the top 5 attractions to help you make the most of your visit.