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Supreme Court hands down judgment in S Franses v Cavendish Hotel case

By Kirsty Black, Lucy Shepherd A landlord can defeat a lease renewal on development grounds only where it intends to carry out the works whether or not the tenant is in occupation. The Supreme Court has handed down its eagerly-awaited judgment in S Franses Ltd v The Cavendish Hotel (London) Ltd, the facts of which we covered in our […]

No clear and consistent meaning of ‘highway’ in common law – Supreme Court

By Martin Thomas, Şenay Nihat, David Wigy The Supreme Court handed down judgment today in London Borough of Southwark and another v Transport for London [2018] UKSC 63 – finding that that there is no clear and consistent meaning of ‘highway’ in common law. Rather, the meaning of ‘highway’ depends on the context in which it is used, […]

Why all Guernsey homeowners need to make a will

By Alison Ricketts, Martyn Baudains Over the last ten years significant changes have been made to Guernsey’s laws of succession, the effects of which may be overlooked by some homeowners. Prior to 2008 if you were married with ‘legitimate’ children (children born during your marriage) and died without having made a will then your houses and land, […]

At-a-glance guide to Lasting Powers of Attorney

By Victoria Grogan, Simon Lofthouse, Fiona Lilleyman, Stephanie Button After a much-needed reform in the law, people in Jersey can now create Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) to record their decisions and intentions about their assets and care, so that if they lose mental capacity, their wishes will still be respected. Similar legislation has existed […]

Government’s call for evidence on the case for a dedicated Housing Court

By Karl Anders Housing Management & Litigation expert Karl Anders explains the Government’s call for evidence on the case for a dedicated Housing Court. Have your say by 22 January 2019. Call for Evidence: the case for a Housing Court The UK Government has publicised its commitment to ensuring that everyone, whether they rent or own their home, […]

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Litigation Writs 8/2/99

Four members of the band the Pulkas are being sued for damages for allegedly refusing to make a follow up to their album Greed. Nottingham based Earache Records have issued a writ seeking court orders aimed at forcing the band members to comply with their alleged obligations, and banning them from entering into recording agreements […]

City firms break work time law

City law firms are breaking the law over the 48-hour working week – despite a strict ruling in the High Court last week. In the first judgment on the Working Time Regulations since they came into force last October, a High Court judge ruled that five members of pit deputies’ union NACODS did not have […]

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Court of Appeal to decide the fate of unqualified assistants

A CLIENT who refused to pay a firm after he discovered an unqualified clerk was handling his case last week took his fight to the Court of Appeal. If he wins the case, it could have serious ramifications for unqualified assistants in law firms. Stuart Pilbrow claims that when he contacted East Grinstead firm Pearless […]

In-house lawyers are competent

I am quite incredulous that the House of Lords can block audience rights for employed lawyers (The Lawyer 1 Feb). What do a couple of inbred land owners and zimmer frame career politicians know about the work of in-house solicitors, and whether or not they are competent to appear in the higher courts? Employed lawyers […]

TV football trial could cost £40m in fees

THE combined legal bill for the investigation into television football rights could run to as much as £40m, according to lawyers involved in the action. As the three-month trial passes the half-way mark, lawyers involved say estimates of huge legal costs, from “well into the £20m-mark, and up to £40m, are credible”. The premiership’s costs […]

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