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Westminster City Council is to impose a “basement tax” on those proposing to develop basements and basement extensions as a condition for receiving planning permission, according to an article in the London Evening Standard. ... read more
September 7th, 2016
One of the big four auditing firms, PricewaterhouseCoopers, has been fined £2.3 million by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC), the accountancy watchdog, over its auditing of the subprime lender Cattles and its biggest division, Welcome Financial Services, in 2007. ... read more
September 5th, 2016
Uber, the company that pioneered an app enabling people to call cabs at short notice, has won the right to take Transport for London (TfL) to court over new rules that would require its drivers to pass English tests. ... read more
September 5th, 2016
From today, myBarrister, the leading online platform for direct access barristers, is offering a special monthly subscription rate for any barrister wishing to try out the service.  For the first three months, the monthly subscription is just £25 per month.   ... read more
September 2nd, 2016
A litigant in person has been told that his committal application against a private client lawyer was “a farrago of nonsense” and has been ordered to pay costs. The judge, Munby J, said Desmond Fitzgerald’s allegations against Frances Hughes, a partner at Hughes Fowler Carruthers, were “scurrilous... ... read more
August 30th, 2016
A former Met Police officer who sued the force for wrongly using its powers to investigate her has won a case over a breach of human rights and misuse of private information. The case arose after Andrea Brown, a detective constable, was quizzed after going on holiday with her daughter while on sick... ... read more
August 26th, 2016
Any direct access-qualified barrister who wishes to take advantage of the free 3-month trial offer at my Barrister must sign up before 1st September 2016, after which the free trial will no longer be available ... read more
August 25th, 2016
Nearly six in 10 adults have committed an offence in the past year, a new survey has revealed, as reported in The Times. Top of the league of common crimes are motoring offences, including driving over the speed limit (35 per cent), eating or drinking at the wheel (21 per cent) and using a mobile... ... read more
August 25th, 2016
Robert De Niro, the Oscar-winning actor, has been granted planning permission for an 83-bedroom boutique hotel in Covent Garden, central London. Mr De Niro will be joint operator of the luxury Wellington hotel, which will be housed in six Victorian and early 20th-century buildings. ... read more
August 23rd, 2016
Taxi-hailing app Uber has launched a legal action to stop Transport for London (TfL) compelling its drivers to take a written English test, as reported in myBarrister. ... read more
August 22nd, 2016

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