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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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Newcastle-based Ward Hadaway has increased turnover 13 per cent to £28m, from £25.1m this time last year. However with average profit per equity partner (PEP) growth has been sluggish, increasing just 2.5 per cent to £415,000 from £405,000. The results follow raids on its regional rivals to launch in Leeds in July (The Lawyer, 3 […]

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Top offshore firm Mourant du Feu & Jeune is facing a change of leadership as current CEO Stephen Ball steps down to join a hedge fund. The firm has appointed Jersey-based partner Jonathan Rigby as managing partner. Rigby is a structured finance partner who ran Mourant’s London office between 2003 and 2006, overseeing significant expansion […]

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Links names new Poland chief

Linklaters has reshuffled its Warsaw management team, appointing a new managing partner for the office after the retirement of long-standing Poland chief Tadeusz Komosa. Corporate partner Cezary Wisniewski will take the helm in Poland. Meanwhile, Jolanta Tropaczynska will replace Wisniewski as Poland corporate head. Komosa has been managing partner in Warsaw since he joined Linklaters […]

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