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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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Turn on to intranets

As the Internet enjoys explosive growth, it comes as something of a shock to find that the take up of intranets is estimated to be 10 times larger. But what is an intranet, how does it fit in with the Internet and your PC, and how do you use it? An intranet is the use […]

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A new association for UK and Argentinian lawyers is to be launched at the Law Society later this month to help forge links between the two countries. Law Society president Tony Girling and the Argentinian ambassador, Rogelio Pfirter, will attend the group’s launch at the Law Society’s Hall on 16 June. Argentinian lawyer Alexandra Sadler, […]

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Douglas Fry takes a look at how the UK’s leading firms are developing computing solutions to give them a competitive edge. Douglas Fry is a freelance journalist. The UK’s top 10 law firms have researched their it requirements, invested heavily in systems and implemented diverse solutions. These solutions reveal a number of IT trends as […]

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