Local Government

Clinging to the Wreckage: Maximising Value

Clinging to the Wreckage: Maximising Value

In these cash-strapped times Local Authorities who are the proud owners of Market Rights and Market Places should be mindful of the potential value of such property ownership for several reasons: (1) A market right, whether deriving from statute or franchise, is an incorporeal hereditament which can be leased or licensed to a third party,. Read more

Lost luggage, a High Court Judge and a Saudi Prince

Lost luggage, a High Court Judge and a Saudi Prince

In this second interview with Philip Kolvin QC, we discuss two case in which judges ruled quite differently over similar conduct issues, but which both sound a note of caution to councillors to make the right decisions in cases where they may have an indirect interest. Click here for more information on Cornerstone on Councillors’ Conduct.. Read more

Grass roots music venues and licensing in town centres

Grass roots music venues and licensing in town centres

While the attraction of bright light city-living continues to grow, the very presence of such residents threatens to dull the very culture they are attracted to. Here, we talk to Philip Kolvin QC, head of chambers at Cornerstone Barristers, about the issues facing licensed premises and what can be done to support them. Click here for more information. Read more

“Vile and scurvy” politicians slammed

“Vile and scurvy” politicians slammed

Philip Kolvin QC has written such an interesting preface for his new book regarding the public’s perception of local government officials, that we thought you might like to read it ahead of the book publishing: Cornerstone on Councillor’s Conduct The Preface Politicians get a bad rap in Shakespeare. Of their five mentions in the plays, three are. Read more

DJ or CJ? – Part (2)

DJ or CJ? – Part (2)

by Kuljit Bhogal, Leading Barrister in Social Housing at Cornerstone Barristers. Read more

DJ or CJ? – the new ASB injunctions

DJ or CJ? – the new ASB injunctions

By Kuljit Bhogal, Leading Barrister in Social Housing at Cornerstone Barristers The new civil injunctions created by Part 1 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 came into force on 23 March 2015. Social media sites have been buzzing with news about the various applications that have been made under the new powers. However,. Read more

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