Is a movable shed a building?
What is defined as a building? A simple question, but the answer will change depending on the context in which you ask it. A recent appeal against a planning decision highlights that, at least within planning legislation, the definition of ‘building’ can be very wide. Mr Cooper received an enforcement notice on 14th January 2019 […]
Parental Alienation and the CAFCASS Child Impact Assessment Framework
What is parental alienation? You may have heard of the term ‘parental alienation’, but what does it really mean? Whilst there is no agreed definition, the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (CAFCASS) recognise it to mean: “when a child’s resistance or hostility towards one parent is not justified and is the result […]
DVSA publishes top ten professional driving prosecution offences
Enforcement data has recently been published showing the top ten prosecution offences for professional driving, together with the details of the associated fixed penalties and prohibitions issued. The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) monitors and enforces regulations applying to transport and passenger vehicle operations, and vocational drivers. Offences concerning tachographs and breaching the rules […]
Does your business need a shareholders’ agreement?
We often find that business owners overlook the importance of entering into a shareholders’ agreement. A shareholders’ agreement forms the basis of a legal contract between the shareholders of a company, and acts to regulate the procedures, rights and obligations of those shareholders. A common assumption is that the company’s Articles of Association and the […]