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Entitlement to the Right to Buy

by Helen Lisney, Legal Officer The  Right to Buy is governed by Part V of the Housing Act 1985 (the Act). Section 118 of the Act states that a secure tenant has the right to buy, subject to the certain conditions and exceptions. What is a secure tenant? Section 79 of the Act provides that […]

Getting a Contract from Start to Finish

by Kate Hiller, Legal Services Team Manager When our clients have a contract that they need, they often come to us with an idea of what they want but it is worth remembering that they may not know what is involved in getting a contract over the line.  Drafting or reviewing a contract is only […]

Fixed Recoverable Costs & the Intermediate Track

by Kerryn Woollett, Senior Solicitor Changes to costs are being introduce from 1 October 2023. Part of this reform, is the creation of a new fourth litigation track, the intermediate track, which will deal with claims worth between £25,000 and £100,000. The changes are being introduced by the Civil Procedure (Amendment No.2) Rules 2023. Implementation […]

Apprentice Solicitor blog!

by Charlotte Smith, Apprentice Solicitor I’m coming up to the end of my third week with the NWL Legal Team, and what an amazing experience it has been so far! I feel like I have been taken under the wing of the team and have learned so much from them already in such a short […]

My Intern Experience at NWL Legal

by Manisha Khadka, Legal Intern I joined NWL Legal on 31 July as part of the NTU Graduate Internship Scheme, I am with the team for a total of 7 weeks to learn about local government and gain experience of how the internal legal team here at NWLDC provides critical legal support and advice to […]