Insights: July 2010

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Important changes to rules on HMOs


An important change in the planning rules relating to Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) became effective on 6 April 2010. A new planning use of Class C4 (a house in multiple occupation) was created for the occupation of a dwellinghouse by between three and six unrelated occupants living as separate households but sharing basic amenities. […]

Corporate partner Jeremy Whiteson joins Fladgate

Charles Wander, Jeremy Whiteson |

Fladgate is delighted to announce the appointment of corporate partner Jeremy Whiteson. Jeremy joins from Forsters where he was head of corporate and a partner for nine years. Jeremy has substantial experience in corporate transactional and corporate recovery work and his appointment will enhance Fladgate’s comprehensive corporate capability. Jeremy’s work is focused on three areas: […]

36 Women in Orange and the 2010 FIFA World Cup

Alan Wetterhahn |

Many heads turned when 36 Dutch women dressed in orange miniskirts entered Johannesburg’s Soccer City stadium for the 2010 FIFA World Cup match between the Netherlands and Denmark. When authorities decided that the 36 orange women were guilty of “ambush marketing” and ejected them from the stadium, there was widespread condemnation of FIFA’s overzealous actions. […]