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Incorrect Ownership Certificates: A Cautionary Tale

Published on 19 January 2018. By Caroline Bywater, Head of Planning

In a case which the judge deemed to be "a cautionary tale about how not to submit a planning application and its consequences", the High Court has recently tackled the question of the effect of incorrect ownership certificates submitted with planning applications. In considering the issue, the Court has given us a helpful reminder of when such an error might lead to the quashing of a planning permission.

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Annual Insurance Review 2018

17 January 2018

Welcome to RPC’s Annual Insurance Review for 2018.

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And the (Christmas) results are in: Part II

Published on 17 January 2018. By Henry Priestley, Senior Associate and Umut Bektas, Trainee Solicitor

Since our previous update many retail companies across the UK have posted their festive financials with several big retailers posting disappointing Christmas results.

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Press and Media

Top 10 industry highlights for 2018: RPC’s Annual Insurance Review

17 January 2018

RPC, the City-headquartered professional services firm, has selected 10 industry highlights expected to impact the insurance market in 2018 as part of its Annual Insurance Review. The insights are based on the expertise and experience of individuals and teams in RPC’s market-leading insurance practice.

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Our latest set of retail law 'Snapshots' are now available

Published on 15 January 2018. By Alyson Lloyd, Senior Associate and Jonathan Greenway, Trainee Solicitor

Each Snapshot focuses on the key questions: What's the development? Why does it matter? And what should you be doing about it.

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Notification under a specific clause must be clear

Published on 12 January 2018. By Rebecca Taylor, Trainee solicitor

Systems Pipework Limited (SPL) v Rotary Building Services Limited (RBSL) determines that where a clause may have a draconian effect it is necessary for notification of this clause to include reference to the clause and clearly comply with the clause's purpose and requirements.

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Publication

RPC Retail Compass: navigating future change

Published on 12 January 2018. By Jeremy Drew, Partner and Karen Hendy, Head of Corporate

We are delighted to present the 2018 Q1 and Q2 edition of RPC Retail Compass.

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The FCA pledges to take action against providers of contracts for difference

Published on 12 January 2018. By Lucy Kerr, Associate

The FCA has concluded that consumers are at "serious risk of harm" due to the poor practices of some providers and distributors of CFDs. The regulator will take further action against at least one firm in its latest crack-down on these "complex, high-risk" products.

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Upper Tribunal refuses permission for judicial review of HMRC's policy on prior misapplication of law

Published on 12 January 2018. By Nicole Kostic, Senior Associate

In The Queen (on the application of R Clarke and others) v HMRC [2017] UKUT 379, the Upper Tribunal (UT) refused an application for permission to judicially review HMRC's decision not to compensate the taxpayer beyond the scope of its published policy contained in Business Brief 28/04.

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Thoughts on the FCA's fund fee transparency proposals

Published on 11 January 2018. By James Kaufmann, Legal Director

Alternative investment funds may soon be required to report total cost of ownership in a standardised form. Work on new templates in ongoing, and fund managers need to be aware of the situation and to be involved in this important debate that has so far been largely overlooked.

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