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Supreme Court has handed down its judgment in S Franses v The 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 […]

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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Lovells Berlin loses managing partner

Lovells has been hit with the departure of another partner from the firm’s Berlin office.Volkmar Jesch, Lovells’ Berlin-based managing partner has quit to team up with tax and real estate partner Nicholas Ley to launch their own boutique. Neither partner has been affected by Lovell’s radical plans to axe 25 partners in a bid to […]

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Last week’s issue featured a Valentine’s Day story, appropriately enough. Since then, another similar tale of outrageous cheesiness has emerged that is so cringeworthy in its desperation, it has to be aired. Headed ‘Welcome to Lamport Bassitt’s Employment Law Bulletin for the week commencing 14 February 2005’, the missive’s first warning of its toe-curling nature […]

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Berlin lawyers rejoice. Especially those in good voice. The Berlin Station Cafe held its first ‘Naked Karaoke’ event on 12 February and it was all thanks to the labours of local lawyer David Koskoff. Koskoff, co-owner of the bar with local entrepreneur Marty St Pierre, came to the rescue when it was threatened with closure […]

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