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Reform of judicial review receives royal assent: environmental cases carved-out from restrictions on cost capping

The Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 received Royal Assent on 15 February 2015.  Part 4 of the Act (which will  come into force on a date to be appointed) introduces controversial reforms to the judicial review (JR) process, as well as restricting... 26 Feb 2015

Supreme Court: Newhaven beach not 'village green' as public had implied permission to use it

Further development of the port area in Newhaven, East Sussex can go ahead as planned after the UK's highest court ruled that the area could not be registered as a town or village green (TVG). 25 Feb 2015

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Creation of Highways England on the way as Infrastructure Act receives Royal Assent

Measures that will turn the Highways Agency into a government-owned company with access to long-term, stable funding have cleared their final legal hurdle, the UK government has confirmed. 17 Feb 2015

Report: proposed community right to acquire 'abandoned' land in Scotland should be dropped

Plans to give Scottish communities the right to acquire land that has been "abandoned or neglected" are unclear, and should be replaced with a reference to land that has been "wholly or mainly neglected", according to a new report. 27 Jan 2015

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