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Lone Objector Succeeds in Challenge to Huge Offshore Wind Farm

When individuals challenge planning decisions of national importance, they may feel that they are playing the part of David to the government’s Goliath. As a High Court ruling showed, however, ordinary members of the public can, with the backing of specialist lawyers, succeed on a positively biblical scale. The case…

Chancellor Announces £65 Billion COVID-19 Recovery Plan

UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a £65 billion plan aimed at providing support for jobs and businesses as the UK emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic. In his Spring 2021 Budget, the Chancellor unveiled extensions to the furlough scheme, along with continuing self-employed support, business grants, loans and VAT cuts.…

Accident Victims – Managing Compensation Can Be as Hard as Winning It

Vulnerable accident victims who receive large compensation awards are sometimes prone to poor financial decision-making and, as an Upper Tribunal (UT) decision underlined, they are amongst those most in need of professional assistance. The case concerned a woman who received £300,000 in compensation following an accident in which she was…

Alleged Victim of Push Payment Fraud Fends Off Winding Up Petition

So-called ‘push payment’ frauds – often involving bogus emails providing false bank account details – can be very convincing and represent a scourge on individuals and businesses alike. In a High Court case, a company that was alleged to have suffered one such fraud found itself under threat of a…