Michelle Cox

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Greenwoods GRM instructs successful review against council’s decision

news / 13 August 2018

Greenwoods GRM LLP was pleased to advise Norwich Livestock Market Limited on the Judicial Review about Norwich City Council’s decision to surrender its lease, and ultimately all its propriety interests in the land Norwich Livestock Market occupies.

In March 2018, Deputy Judge Michael Kent sitting at the High Court found in favour of the Norwich Livestock Market Limited (NLSML) that Norwich City Council had breached the terms of the Norwich City Council Act 1984 (the Act) in surrendering its lease of the land upon which the market is situated.

Senior Solicitor, Michelle Cox, who led the Greenwoods GRM team said: “I was absolutely delighted to be working with NLSML in this matter. It was an important issue for the city of Norwich and the farming community. The decision is a significant one, not just for Norwich Livestock Market but potentially for others across the country.”

As a result of this review, the future of Norwich Livestock Market is secure.

Penelope Lucas, at Norwich Livestock Market Limited said: “It was imperative that the breach of the Norwich City Council Act was known to the population of Norwich and that the farmers had a right to keep on trading under the terms of the ancient Charter originally granted in the medieval times. As principal shareholder I am delighted that sense has prevailed

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