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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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Move to the provinces pays dividends for ex-Temple set

A HOME counties chambers which has just opened a new set in St Albans says it has not looked back since leaving the Temple 11 years ago. When Tindal Chambers moved out of King’s Bench Walk to set up shop in Chelmsford it had eight tenants. Now the general common law set boasts 35 barristers […]

The Lawyer Inquiry: John Gower-Jones

John Gower-Jones is a partner in the property department of Davies Wallis Foyster’s Manchester office. Born in Rochdale in 1946, he now lives in Mobberley, Cheshire. What was your first job? Deck chair attendant, Blackpool. What was your first ever salary as a lawyer? £400 a year as an articled clerk. What would you have […]

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In an attempt to sort out a spot of confusion, Michael Skrein, head of litigation at Richards Butler, took daughter Philippa to work last week. “My children were concerned to hear I was acting for Sylvester Stallone,” said Skrein. “They didn’t think I had the body for it.” The move was part of the national […]

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Hammond Suddards advised sports goods manufacturer Umbro UK in connection with its recent kit and products sponsorship agreements with Manchester United football club. The “substantial” sponsorship will run until 2002. Manchester United was advised by James Chapman & Co.

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