Post on 1 Oct 2013
Promotion agreements have become more common over recent years.   They are increasingly used in relation to sites which have medium or long term planning potential for residential development.  Land developers and promoters are becoming more aware of the need to ensure that the obligations of the...
Real Estate
Post on 1 Oct 2013
Two particular provisions of the Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013 ("GIA") are welcomed by developers, as they limit the extent to which a town or village green application can be used as a tactic to delay or prevent development. The first introduces a restriction on the right to register land as...
Real Estate
Post on 1 Oct 2013
We highlight some of the key points relating to liability for CIL and some particular provisions of the CIL regulations and the DCLG Consultation published in April 2013 (the "DCLG Consultation") which are relevant to landowners, developers and promoters of land for residential development. What is...
Real Estate
Post on 30 Sep 2013
One of the tests to be satisfied by an applicant for succession under the 1986 Act is whether the applicant is in occupation of a commercial unit of agricultural land. A "commercial unit of agricultural land" is defined by the Act to mean a unit of agricultural land which is capable, when farmed...
Agriculture
Post on 30 Sep 2013
HMRC's appeal against the decision of the First-Tier Tribunal in the Hanson case has failed.  Mr Hanson (the deceased) lived in the farmhouse until 1978. He then moved out and his son moved in.  At the date of Mr Hanson's death, his son occupied the farmhouse and 223 acres of land that he farmed...
Agriculture
Real Estate
Post on 23 Sep 2013
The young guns of the region’s professional firms gathered at Michelmores Solicitors last week in a unique seminar aimed at taking the dread out of speaking with strangers at networking events. The Junior Lawyers of Devon & Somerset teamed up with RICS Matrics and the South West of England...
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Post on 19 Sep 2013
Michelmores has won UK and Ireland Regional Team of the Year at the STEP Private Client Awards 2013/14, the respected international awards for ¬the private wealth sector, which took place in London on Wednesday 18 September. The firm beat stiff competition from other finalists in this category:...
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Post on 18 Sep 2013
Former Somerset and England spin bowler Vic Marks was the latest speaker in a long line of distinguished guests at the Michelmores Business Breakfast held at Exeter Golf and Country Club last week (Friday 13th September). Vic marks made his test debut in 1982 and played six tests matches for...
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Post on 16 Sep 2013
  The success of Michelmores' Associate Development Programme (ADP) which has seen 15 Associates become Partners since its inception in 2007, has prompted the ambitious law firm to launch a new and improved development programme to be known as Michelmores’ Associate Academy. Building upon the...
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Post on 13 Sep 2013
The Institute of Legacy Management (ILM) has announced that Michelmores Solicitors has become a corporate partner, the first law firm in Devon & Cornwall to achieve this status. The ILM provides sensitive legacy management and support in the not-for-profit sector which benefits from an...
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