GB Building Solutions Ltd (in administration) v SFS Fire Services Ltd (t/a Central Fire Protection) 2017 EWHC 1289

Author: Tola Odedoyin and Justin Mendelle We continue our look back at some of the more interesting or lesser reported cases from last year – in the spotlight this week, GB Building Solutions Limited (GB) v SFS Fire Services Limited (SFS). Background In 2009, GB Building Solutions Ltd (the main contractor) was engaged as a design and…

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Data Protection and the GDPR – a new Procurement Policy Note is published

Procurement Policy Note 03/17 (Changes to Data Protection Legislation & General Data Protection Regulation) provides draft provisions to be added to new and current contracts to reflect the new requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation. The PPN is applicable to central government departments, executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies. However other public bodies may…

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Court of Appeal confirms that Local Government Act 1972 provides local authorities with power to authorise music festivals in parks held on trust for the public

Author: Nicola Tilche / Brian Hurwitz Factual background In April 2016 the Friends of Finsbury Park (“the Friends”) commenced judicial review proceedings against the decision of Haringey London Borough Council (the “Council”) to grant a licence and hire out part of Finsbury Park to hold the 2016 Wireless Festival. The judge, Supperstone J, granted permission to…

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Supreme Court clarifies local planning authorities’ duty to give reasons for decisions to grant planning permission

By Emily Knowles and Nicola Tilche Dover District Council (Appellant) v CPRE Kent (Respondent) CPRE Kent (Respondent) v China Gateway International Limited (Appellant) [2017] UKSC 79 Factual background On 13 May 2012 CGI Limited submitted an application for planning permission for a major development to the west of Dover. The principal elements of the application…

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Sharpe Pritchard acts for Merton Council in landmark deal returning AFC Wimbledon to Plough Lane

The leading London-based firm of public law specialists, Sharpe Pritchard, has acted for Merton Council in the completion on Wednesday 13 December of the landmark Section 106 Agreement, returning AFC Wimbledon to where the famous Wimbledon FC used to play football. The historic deal will see the redevelopment of the Wimbledon Greyhound Stadium site as…

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