Is the creation or cancellation by the Land Registrar of an entry on the Register in reliance upon a voidable disposition mistaken for the purposes of Schedule 4 Land Registration Act 2002 ? No, says the Court of Appeal but, once the transaction has been set aside, the Register can be altered so as to bring it up to date. It […]
Sarah Salmon looks at two recent Court of Appeal decisions that provide guidance on: vulnerability under section 189(1)(c), Housing Act 1996; contracting out and the Public-Sector Equality Duty (PSED); and, intentional homelessness. Vulnerability after Hotak Following a raft of county court decisions that have been reported in Legal Action and on the Nearly Legal blog, […]
Field Court are delighted to be sponsors of the Social Housing Law Association’s Annual Conference and members of our housing team look forward to seeing clients at the event on 17 November 2017. The Conference provides up to date information, discussion and practical guidance on topical issues facing housing associations, local authorities, ALMOs and their […]
Field Court Chambers is delighted to announce that 11 members of Chambers have been listed in the Legal 500 2017 edition with a first time listing for Damian Powell. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our clients for their support during the past year with a special thank you to […]
Sarah Salmon looks at the decision in Harris v Hounslow LBC  EWCA Civ 1476 where the Court of Appeal dismissed the tenant’s appeal against a possession order made on mandatory grounds under the Housing Act 1985. The tenant had failed at first instance in his public law defence challenging the review procedure adopted by […]
John McLinden QC led Toby Bishop in successfully opposing the continuation and restoration of an interim injunction that had been obtained without notice. BEL complained that in the course of a substantial renovation of its premises, NWHUKL, a hotelier was unlawfully preventing it from using its easement through NWHUKL’s property to access its customer toilets . […]
The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum. whenever evil wins, it is only by default: by the moral failure of those who evade the fact that there can be no compromise on basic principles. (Ayn Rand Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal, 1966) Even those Claimants not motivated solely by evil may be expected […]
PW has a grievance with Reigate & Banstead Borough Council. No one at the council is quite clear what it is although it seems to relate to a homelessness claim. He also seems to have disputes with Surrey County Council and his local MP, (and maybe others). He has chosen Reigate & Banstead to be his main point of complaint.
Sarah Salmon, barrister at Field Court and member of the SHLA committee, will chair the session.
The panel will discuss the remedies available to social landlords dealing with anti-social behaviour and provide top tips from seasoned practitioners. You will have an opportunity to share your experiences with other SHLA members and put questions to the panel. So, register now to avoid disappointment.
When is an Appeal “brought” for the purposes of section 204(2) of the Housing Act 1996 – the importance of filing the grounds of appeal and, if necessary of properly explaining and evidencing the reasons why it was not possible to file an Appellant’s notice and grounds of appeal within the 21 day time limit […]