‘As easy as 123’ – Section 123 of the Local Government Act 1972 considered in R (Cilldara) v West Northamptonshire Council [2023] EWHC 1675 (Admin) – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 4th, 2023 in judicial review, land registration, local government, news, valuation by tracey

‘Colin Ricciardello and Jonathan Blunden analyse the increasing number of challenges to councils’ use of s123 of the Local Government Act 1972 (the “1972 Act”).’

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Local Government Lawyer, 4th August 2023

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End of the road for wishful thinking in asset valuations? – Pensions Barrister

Posted April 25th, 2023 in chambers articles, intellectual property, news, trusts, valuation by sally

‘Paul Newman KC has written a summary of the FTT decision in Morgan Lloyd Trustees Limited & ors v HMRC (31 March 2023). The case concerns the appropriate approach to the valuation of intellectual property rights (including domain names), and will be bad news for trustees hoping to rely on eyebrow-raising expert valuations to escape scheme sanction charges.’

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Pensions Barrister, 25th April 2023

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Negligence claim brought over negligence claim to proceed – Legal Futures

Posted January 18th, 2022 in appeals, legal advice, negligence, news, sale of land, summary judgments, valuation by tracey

‘A claimant suing his solicitors for negligence in how they pursued a claim for negligence against other solicitors has failed in his application for permission to appeal a ruling that refused summary judgment in his favour.’

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Legal futures, 18th January 2022

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

High Court judge rejects appeal by couple over listing of property as two self-contained units for purposes of council tax – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 25th, 2021 in appeals, council tax, housing, local government, news, valuation by sally

‘A couple has lost a High Court appeal over a council tax valuation dispute with Oxford City Council.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 25th November 2021

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E v L [2021] EWFC 60 (Fam): Short Marriages, Section 25 Criteria and White Leopards Reconsidered – Becket Chambers

Posted November 2nd, 2021 in divorce, financial provision, matrimonial home, news, valuation by sally

‘The purpose of this article, is to consider the application of the section 25 criteria and in particular the issue of company valuation in the case of E v L [2021] EWFC 60, as decided by Mostyn J.’

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Becket Chambers, 29th October 2021

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Claimant ‘unreasonable’ for not using portal on overvalued case – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 24th, 2021 in costs, electronic filing, news, personal injuries, valuation by sally

‘A costs judge has ruled that a claimant acted unreasonably in not using the portal for a claim that proved to be vastly overvalued.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 23rd August 2021

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The role of the surveyor-expert and their evidence in litigation – Falcon Chambers

Posted June 24th, 2021 in chambers articles, evidence, expert witnesses, news, valuation by sally

‘This article considers how the duties imposed on expert witnesses impact upon the functions of expert surveyors giving valuation evidence tendered in Court and in the Upper Tribunal. We will refer to all tribunals as “the Court” by way of shorthand.’

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Falcon Chambers, 8th June 2021

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Profession: Expert Witness – Family Law

‘The value of a family business or business interest is treated as an asset and therefore part of the matrimonial pot to be distributed when it comes to negotiating a financial settlement on divorce or in dissolution settlements. Since the business valuation may be the most significant component of the total matrimonial assets, it needs to be ascertained with care, normally with expert assistance, in order to achieve a fair division of family wealth on divorce.’

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Family Law, 6th May 2021

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

High Court: Counsel’s fee for ex-protocol cases not fixed – Litigation Futures

Posted August 10th, 2020 in barristers, civil procedure rules, costs, fees, news, personal injuries, valuation by sally

‘Counsel’s fees for valuing claims which fall out of the personal injury protocols are not subject to fixed costs, the High Court has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 10th August 2020

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Case Comment: Cardtronics UK Ltd and others v Sykes and others (Valuation Officers) [2020] UKSC 21 – UKSC Blog

Posted June 5th, 2020 in appeals, news, rates, Supreme Court, valuation by sally

‘In this case comment, Marcus Barclay, Will Charnock and Siani McNamara, who work in the real estate disputes team at CMS, comment on the decision handed down by the UK Supreme Court on 20 May 2020 in the matter of Cardtronics UK Ltd and others v Sykes and others (Valuation Officers) [2020] UKSC 21, which concerns business rates liability for ATMs in retail stores.’

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UKSC Blog, 5th June 2020

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Leasehold enfranchisement – options to reduce the price – Tanfield Chambers

Posted June 4th, 2020 in enfranchisement, Law Commission, leases, news, reports, valuation by sally

‘In relation to the qualifying criteria and procedure, the Law Commission was asked to make recommendations and the report on those aspects is due in the Spring. On the question of valuation, the Law Commission’s remit was slightly different. It was required to come up with “options” to reduce the premiums payable by leaseholders, not “recommendations”. It will then be a matter for the politicians to decide which option should be adopted. The Law Commission Report (Leasehold home ownership: buying your freehold or extending your lease. Report on options to reduce the price payable (HMSO, 2020), Law Com. No. 387) on those options was published on 9 January 2020.’

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Tanfield Chambers, 26th May 2020

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Business and Property: ToLATA update May 2020 – St Ives Chambers

Posted May 28th, 2020 in appeals, chambers articles, land registration, news, trusts, valuation by sally

‘By way of observation, the principle set out in Bagum-v-Hafiz [2015] EWCA Civ 801 whereby a beneficiary under a trust of land may effectively buy out the others interests appears to be increasingly applied and it has been recently considered in the Court of Appeal case of In the matter of the Estate of Roger Kingsley sub nom (1) Karim Sophie Kingsley (2) Aaron Richard Playle (as Executors of the Estate of Roger John Kingsley) v Sally Margaret Kingsley [2020] EWCA Civ 297. There, the Court of Appeal rejected the appeal that in a farming partnership case the judge had not been entitled to make an orderforsale at a court-assessed price rather than ordering a sale on the open market. Unlike a trustee, the court was not required to get the best price for the property. The Court rejected the notion that Bagum required some sort of valuation threshold to be overcome. On the contrary, Bagum was authority for the proposition that valuation (and the risk that the court-assessed value would not necessarily be the same as the price in an open market sale) was clearly a discretionary matter.’

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St Ives Chambers, May 2020

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Cash machines in supermarkets not separate hereditaments for rating purposes: Supreme Court – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 26th, 2020 in appeals, local government, news, rates, Supreme Court, valuation by sally

‘The Supreme Court has upheld a Court of Appeal ruling that ATM machines are not rateably occupied separately from the host stores.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 21st May 2020

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Avoidance Of Insurance Policy Due To Unintentional Non-Disclosure Clause: Acorn Finance Limited v Markel (UK) Ltd [202] EWHC 922 Considered – Park Square Barristers

Posted May 19th, 2020 in chambers articles, indemnities, insurance, negligence, news, valuation by sally

‘In this recent case, the Defendant was the professional indemnity insurer of Westoe 19 (formerly Colin Lilley Surveying Limited) referred to throughout the Judgment as “CLS”. CLS was a limited company whose business was property valuation.’

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Park Square Barristers, 12th May 2020

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“Football is Football” – Relegation Not Ground For Re-valuing a Football Stadium – Francis Taylor Building

Posted February 14th, 2020 in chambers articles, interpretation, news, sport, tribunals, valuation by sally

‘In an important new rating decision the UT has concluded in Wigan Football Club Limited v Wayne Cox (VO) [2019] UKUT 0389 (LC) that the successive relegations of a football club from the Premier League (“PL”) to the Championship and then to League 1 did not constitute a material change of circumstances (“MCC”) providing grounds for a reduction in rateable value (in the 2010 compiled list). The UT confirmed the decision of the VTE, but also made reference to the unfairness of the outcome for financially imperilled clubs and the potential need for adjustments in the method of valuation.’

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Francis Taylor Building, 14th February 2020

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High Court rules directors cannot buy assets of their liquidated company on the cheap – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 30th, 2020 in company directors, company law, compensation, insolvency, news, valuation by tracey

‘The High Court has ruled that company directors cannot buy assets from their liquidated companies at below market value.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 30th January 2020

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Director must compensate creditors for cut-price purchase from insolvent company – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted January 23rd, 2020 in company directors, company law, compensation, insolvency, news, valuation by tracey

‘Directors of insolvent companies should not be allowed to buy assets of the business on the cheap, the High Court has ruled. In Systems Building Services Group Limited [2020] EWHC 54 (Ch), the court this week ruled that a director is liable to pay the liquidators of his company money he saved by not placing a house owned by the company on the open market when the company went under.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 22nd January 2020

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Options for reforming valuation in leasehold enfranchisement published by Law Commission – Law Commission

Posted January 9th, 2020 in enfranchisement, leases, press releases, valuation by tracey

‘The Law Commission of England and Wales has today [09 January 2020] published a report setting out options to reduce the cost that leaseholders have to pay to buy the freehold or extend the lease of their homes (known as “enfranchisement”). The reforms have the potential to make the process easier and more affordable for millions of leaseholders across England and Wales.’

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Law commission, 9th January 2020

Source: www.lawcom.gov

Misconduct accusation rejected despite claim value rising by £20k – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted December 10th, 2019 in costs, news, personal injuries, small claims, solicitors, valuation by sally

‘The High Court has allowed a claimant to recover costs outside the personal injury protocol after they upped the value of the claim from £5,000 to more than £25,000. In the process, a deputy master rejected the defendant’s application that claimant solicitors effectively misled the court about the claim’s true value.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 10th December 2019

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The New Electronic Communications Code clarified – Falcon Chambers

Posted July 5th, 2019 in codes of practice, contracts, news, telecommunications, valuation by sally

‘The Upper Tribunal has recently provided helpful clarification of the workings of several aspects of the new Electronic Communications Code (“the Code”) introduced by the Digital Economy Act 2017, which came into force on 28 December 2017.’

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Falcon Chambers, June 2019

Source: www.falcon-chambers.com