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Will Charnock

Senior Associate

Contact
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
London
EC4N 6AF
United Kingdom
Languages English

Will Charnock is a Senior Associate in the Real Estate Disputes team.

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Education

  • 2007 – LPC , Nottingham Law School, Nottingham
  • 2006 – LL.M, Nottingham Law School, Nottingham
  • 2005 – LL.B (Hons), University of Exeter, Exeter
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14/05/2024
Update on Business rates
Summary  This Law-Now1 summarises some recent developments in relation to business rates following the Spring Budget 2024 and the Government’s summary of responses to the Business Rates Avoidance and...
03/10/2023
Business Rates Avoidance and Evasion Consultation
The Government Consultation into Business Rates Avoidance and Evasion closed on 28 September.The Consultation, which was launched in the 2023 Spring Budget, aimed to explore the causes of and solutions...
12/06/2023
Fit for relief: Supreme Court rules that a private members’ fitness centre...
In the recent case of London Borough of Merton Council v Nuffield Health, the UK Supreme Court concluded that whilst an individual Nuffield Health gym might be ‘for the rich but not the poor’, Nuffield...
30/11/2022
Business Rates: The effect of the Autumn Statement 2022
Summary On 17 November 2022 the Chancellor presented the Autumn Statement, which revealed a package of support to help with business rates worth a projected £13.6 billion over the next 5 years. The...
08/02/2022
Business rates – High Court sees through another “sham” business rates...
In the recent decision of Queen Street Properties Ltd & Another v Cardiff City and County Council [2022] EWHC 39 (Admin) the High Court upheld a District Judge’s decision that two business rates avoidance...
07/02/2022
Insolvency and business rates liability
Business rates liability is complex and the question of who is liable if occupiers become insolvent is one that often arises during periods of economic uncertainty, such as the pandemic. Business rates...
17/05/2021
Uncertain future for rates mitigation schemes following Supreme Court judgment...
Hurstwood Properties (A) Ltd and others (Respondents) v Rossendale Borough Council and another (Appellants) The Supreme Court has delivered its keenly anticipated judgment in a case concerning the validity...
23/04/2021
Business Rates - High Court sets out checklist for establishing rateable...
In an important Judgment the High Court has set out a “checklist” for district judges to follow when determining disputes about what constitutes “occupation” for business rates purposes. It has...
29/03/2021
Business rates and Covid-19: restriction on material change of circumstances...
On 25 March 2021, the Government announced measures with immediate effect to limit the use of the Material Change in Circumstances (MCC) provisions to achieve reductions in the rateable value of properties...
24/02/2021
Business rates – “Sham” arrangement held an ineffective rates avoidance...
In the recent decision of Isle Investments Ltd v Leeds City Council [2021] EWHC Admin 345 the High Court has upheld a Magistrates’ Court decision that a business rates avoidance scheme was a sham and...
05/02/2021
Business rates – Assistance, relief and mitigation
The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on the Real Estate sector. Some businesses were able to adapt to a more agile working environment, allowing them to weather the impact of the pandemic...
26/05/2020
Victory for retailers - no additional business rates liability for ATMs...
On 20 May 2020, the Supreme Court handed-down judgment in Cardtronics UK Ltd and others v Sykes and others [2020] UKSC 21: a long-running dispute between retailers and the Valuation Office Agency over...