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Solicitor struck off over ‘land banking’ scheme – Law Society’s Gazette

“A solicitor involved in a ‘land banking’ scheme which cost investors their life savings was struck off by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal last week.”

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Law Society’s Gazette. 10th March 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Solicitors warned on offering hard-to-shift homes in prize draws – The Times

“Solicitors across the country have received a formal warning about the dangers of getting involved in prize draws to shift unsold houses and flats during the economic downturn.”

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The Times, 15th November 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Horsham Properties Group Ltd v Clark and Another – Times Law Reports

Horsham Properties Group Ltd v Clark and Another

Chancery Division

“The exercise of a statutory power of sale under section 101 of the Law of Property Act 1925 was not a deprivation of possessions for the purposes of article 1 of the First Protocol to the European Convention on Human Rights, protecting the right to property.”

The Times, 29th October 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Horsham Properties Group Ltd v Clark and another (Secretary of State for Justice intervening) – WLR Daily

Horsham Properties Group Ltd v Clark and another (Secretary of State for Justice intervening) [2008] EWHC 2327 (Ch); [2008] WLR (D) 307

“The exercise of a statutory power of sale under s 101 of the Law of Property Act 1925 after a relevant default by the mortgagor was not a deprivation of possessions within the meaning of art 1of the First Protocol to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.”

WLR, 8th October 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

House raffle is probably illegal, says gambling law expert – OUT-LAW.com

“The Gambling Commission should investigate the couple selling their £1 million house through a £25-a-ticket lottery, a gambling law expert has said. The Commission refused to comment on the case.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 27th August 2008

Source: www.out-law.com

High court shuts landbanking firm – The Guardian

“An illegal landbanking scheme which sold plots of land to investors with the promise of big profits has had its assets frozen following action by the City watchdog.”

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The Guardian, 4th June 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Aribisala v St James’ Homes (Grosvenor Dock) Ltd – Times Law Reports

Aribisala v St James’ Homes (Grosvenor Dock) Ltd

Chancery Division

“The only real scope for the exercise of the court’s discretion, under section 49(2) of the Law of Property Act 1925, to order the return of a deposit, was when the purchaser of a property was unable to perform the contract; whereas, a purchaser would have the right to the return of the deposit when a vendor was unable to perform the contract.”

The Times, 4th April 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.


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