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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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Anthony Michael Bertin, 44, admitted 1976, practised in partnership as Bertin Ware & Associates, Folkestone, Kent, reprimanded and ordered to pay £797 costs. Allegations substantiated he failed to comply with direction of Solicitors Complaints Bureau. Arthur Giles Irving Wontner, 60, admitted 1969, practised as Wontner & Sons, London WC2, fined £2,000 and ordered to pay […]

In brief: DPP to deliver Fawcett lecture on equality

Director of Public Prosecutions Barbara Mills QC will be answering the intriguing question “What does a woman want?” when she delivers the Second Fawcett Library Lecture. Mills will examine the barriers to making equal opportunities at work a reality for women, and what is being done by the Civil Service and the CPS in particular […]

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Lawyers for council tenants labelled “morally deplorable”

Lawyers representing council housing tenants have been accused of applying for funds to the Legal Aid Board before informing council landlords of disrepair problems in a effort to ensure they get paid. Tameside Metropolitan Borough solicitor Jo Bezzano has complained about the practice to the Legal Aid Board, saying tenants’ lawyers are keen to go […]

Booth and Moore take key roles in Graduate Law Fair

CHERIE Booth QC and Brian Moore are to play key roles in this week’s Graduate Law Fair, organised by The Lawyer. Thousands of tickets have been sent out for the fair, which takes place at the Barbican on Wednesday and Thursday. The event will boast 64 stands manned by law firms, chambers, colleges and lawyers’ […]

Poland rule change eases access for foreign firms

London-Based Edmonds Bowen & Company has recruited international specialist Hans Marcus from the London office of Pritchard Englefield. The English-qualified solicitor specialises in compensation law in East Germany and handles general international work. He had been with Pritchard Englefield for 26 years. “I am happier in a small firm,” said Marcus. “You can give a […]

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