To Infinity And Beyond!

Or perhaps this post might be titled with another famous line – “Here Be Beasties!” – for nestled within the murky and less-charted depths of the Localism Bill lurks clause 104, which threatens those who approach it unawares and unguarded. Read more of this post

Why Plato Is Wrong

Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty.” – Plato

We all wait with bated breath for the judgment of the Supreme Court on Read more of this post

Developers and Drug Dealers – Part 4: Leave The Kitchen Sink

So far we’ve seen how people who breach planning controls and make financial gains from those breaches can end up facing a significantly larger bill than they ever might have dreamed of (or have been advised about…).

But the client’s question “How much will this cost me?” doesn’t end with the assessment of Read more of this post

Developers and Drug Dealers – Part 3: A Life of Crime

In this post we’ll look at answering the client’s (or defendant’s) favourite question: “how much will this actually cost me?” or, in the language of confiscation, calculating the recoverable amount.  Our starting point is calculating what the defendant’s benefit has been Read more of this post

Developers and Drug Dealers – Part 2

Confiscation kicks in following a criminal conviction – in planning enforcement this will most often be, although it is not limited to, breach of an enforcement notice.  To understand how the Proceeds of Crime Act applies to breaches of planning control, we need first Read more of this post

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