Real Estate EP8: Oversailing, undersailing and the implications for development

Oversailing is an area of law that developers need to consider frequently, whether when lining up all the necessary consents for building a property, in due diligence exercises when selling or financing, or down the line when making alterations. It’s useful to be alive to the different aspects of oversailing, to ensure that relevant permissions … Read more

Biodiversity Net Gain – Embedding green shoots into the recovery: EP3

The embedding of environmental net gain is a headline of the UK Government’s 25 Year Plan to Improve the Environment. In this series of three episodes, we discuss how the UK Government proposes to implement the principle of biodiversity net gain for development. All three episodes are now available for you to listen to here. … Read more

Biodiversity Net Gain – Embedding green shoots into the recovery: EP2

The embedding of environmental net gain is a headline of the UK Government’s 25 Year Plan to Improve the Environment. In this series of three episodes, we discuss how the UK Government proposes to implement the principle of biodiversity net gain for development. Episode 2: Achieving the biodiversity gain objective In Episode 1 of this … Read more

Biodiversity Net Gain – Embedding green shoots into the recovery: EP1

The embedding of environmental net gain is a headline of the UK Government’s 25 Year Plan to Improve the Environment. In this series of three episodes, we discuss how the UK Government proposes to implement the principle of biodiversity net gain for development. Episode 1: Biodiversity gain as a condition of planning permission In this … Read more

Architects’ copyright

The HSF Intellectual Property team has produced an interesting podcast on the problems associated with the use of architects’ designs where specific permissions are not in place, and the impact on development projects. The podcast covers: What sort of works attract copyright? How could these copyright works be infringed? Who owns copyright in architects’ designs? … Read more

The compulsory purchase regime in England podcast series – EP6: Compensation

The final episode in our podcast series on the compulsory purchase regime in England is now ready to download – this episode can be found on iTunes, Spotify and SoundCloud. In this episode, Rebecca Butterworth, an associate in our planning team, discusses the important issue of compensation. We hope that this series has been interesting. … Read more