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Property Litigation Case Law Update – June 2017

Sutton and East Surrey Water Plc -v- Kilby [2017] UK UT 248 [LC] This recent decision from the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) is a reminder to land owners that restrictive covenants are not always enforceable and those seeking to enforce … Continue reading

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New Head of Employment joins OTB Eveling

OTB Eveling are delighted to announce the arrival of Matt Huddleson to lead our commercially focused employment team, significantly adding to our employment capability to support our niche corporate/commercial offering. Managing Partner, James Eveling, comments: “Matt’s appointment brings more experience … Continue reading

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Really Big Quiz 2017

Congratulations to the OTB Eveling team who came a very respectable joint 32nd in this year’s Really Big Quiz! This year the quiz raised a total of £7,604.26 for the Lord Mayor’s charity, Devon Freewheelers. A big thank you to … Continue reading

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Corporate News

The OTB Eveling LLP corporate team has been bucking the local trend of decreased transactions in first quarter of 2017 and has been recognised as being in the top 3 active law firms across the South West. The firm has … Continue reading

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Road Transport News – Increased Fixed Penalties for Mobile Phones

The fixed penalties for hand held mobile phones have now changed from 1 March 2017. The fine for use of a mobile phone has now increased to £200 from £100 and the penalty points has increased from 3 to 6. … Continue reading

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Road Transport News – Revocation of Operator Licence for Wolverhampton Operator

Bushbury Plant and Tool Hire, who are a plant and tool hire firm, has been banned from operating HGVs for a year. West Midlands Traffic Commissioner, Nick Denton, described its vehicle maintenance procedures as “one of the worst he had … Continue reading

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Road Transport News – Operator Compliance Risk Score (OCRS) Changes

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency have now introduced significant changes to the OCRS system. New Combined Score The operators combined roadworthiness and traffic scores will appear in OCRS reports although operators can still view the individual scores. Straight to … Continue reading

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Road Transport News – ADR 2017

ADR 2017: European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road In January 2017 the latest edition of the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road, or ADR for short, is introduced. Since its … Continue reading

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Road Transport News – Guidance for Vocational Drivers

DVLA have published new vocational drivers’ guidance and the following link will take you to the website to print off the guide. It has been published in association with the Department of Transport, Traffic Commissioners, Freight Transport Association and other … Continue reading

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Road Transport News – Senior Traffic Commissioner’s Statutory Documents

These Statutory Documents have been updated and republished and take effect from 1 January 2017. The Senior Traffic Commissioner for Great Britain, Beverley Bell said, “The changes to the statutory documents are designed to streamline processes, extend delegation to our … Continue reading

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