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Will Change Fight Can Go Ahead

25th August, 2016 By Arman Khosravi

Divorce is seldom straightforward, especially as regards the negotiation of the financial settlement. The lengths that some people will go to in order to disguise their assets or prevent assets from passing to their ex-spouse are also considerable. When such arrangements are made, it is usual for future expectations to be taken into account where appropriate, and one of the more common expectations is that one of the divorcing couple will receive an inheritance of significance. When a couple divorced in 2006, the settlement (which lawyers call 'the financial remedy') was...

Extending Your Home? Do You Need Planning Permission?

22nd August, 2016 By Arman Khosravi

Planning rules relating to home extensions are complex but a householder's victory in a High Court test case is expected to make it significantly easier for some people to enlarge their homes without the need for planning permission. The man had already built a two-storey extension to his home pursuant to a planning consent granted in 2000. However, he wished to construct a further single-storey extension and applied to the local authority for prior approval. He argued that the extension would be permitted development, not requiring permission. In refusing to grant...

Extending Your Home? Do You Need Planning Permission?

22nd August, 2016 By Arman Khosravi

Planning rules relating to home extensions are complex but a householder's victory in a High Court test case is expected to make it significantly easier for some people to enlarge their homes without the need for planning permission. The man had already built a two-storey extension to his home pursuant to a planning consent granted in 2000. However, he wished to construct a further single-storey extension and applied to the local authority for prior approval. He argued that the extension would be permitted development, not requiring permission. In refusing to grant...