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Yes: the court has held that although a person squatting in a residential building is committing a criminal offence this does not prevent him relying on his criminal act when applying to register title on the basis of adverse possession.
In this article Shoosmiths takes a look at two recent cases where the Courts appear to have shifted to a more creditor-friendly approach.
The case of Webber v Department for Education has finally been decided.
A new protocol for applications for consent to assign or sublet has been drafted to apply to commercial property in England and Wales.
On 4 December 2014 the Law Commission published its final report setting out its recommendations to reform the law concerning rights to light.
Most people will welcome a reform of the court system that will facilitate a more efficient and cost-effective approach to access to justice, but can such a system actually be delivered?
Workers who are unable to take holiday are entitled to carry over that untaken holiday into the next holiday year. A recent case has explored how this legal principle might be extended further.
Why it is of paramount importance that businesses take care to use commercial agents that they know and trust.
In 2013 global pop sensation Rihanna took legal action against the retail giant and its parent company Arcadia for using an image of her on a T-shirt and succeeded in the High Court with her claim of passing-off.
Party like it's 1-999: New Year's Eve fire provides reminder of proof requirements under the Consumer Protection Act 1987
When Mr Hufford invited his parents around for a celebratory lunch on New Years Eve 2009, he couldn’t have envisaged it would bring product liability notoriety.
Will the new possession powers for ASB still allow orders against a tenant who is not the perpetrator?
When seeking a possession order due to antisocial behaviour, landlords rely on discretionary ground 2 Housing Act 1985 or ground 14 Housing Act 1988, depending on the type of landlord.
A recent case has highlighted a number of points relevant to directors and their duties to the company.
One way of seeking to manage cashflow in the construction supply chain is to use the right of set-off, and including a contractual set-off clause can provide significant benefits.
As Christmas approaches and another year draws to a close, Shoosmiths looks back at some of the most notable cases of 2014.
In Sugar Hut Group v AJ Insurance, the High Court was asked to consider the business interruption losses arising out of a fire at the Sugar Hut club in Essex.
In Richmond Pharmacology Ltd v Chester Overseas Ltd & Ors, the High Court was willing to imply authorisation of directors’ conflicts of interest.
The Brussels I Regulation (Recast) comes into force on 10 January 2015 bringing with it the promise of significant improvements to the jurisdictional regime within the EU.
The benefits of settling disputes out of court are clear, most of all in terms of the time and costs saved by not taking the dispute to trial.
The Court of Appeal has overturned the High Court ruling that M&S had infringed Interflora’s trademark rights in its name by purchasing and using it as a Google Ad-Word.
The Richemont Group has secured a landmark website blocking order against the five main retail internet service providers in the UK.