Clinging to the Wreckage: Maximising Value

Edward Cousins Local Government 0 Comments

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, provided, of course, that the …

Lost luggage, a High Court Judge and a Saudi Prince

Jenny Lank Local Government 0 Comments

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.

Grass roots music venues and licensing in town centres

Jenny Lank Local Government 0 Comments

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 on the Cornerstone on… series.

“Vile and scurvy” politicians slammed

Jenny Lank Local Government, News 0 Comments

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 uncomplimentary and two are downright …