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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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Eye-catching defections tend to be from corporate or finance departments, so it was a nice change for us to report last week a notable news story in real estate, a practice area that – outside magic circle firms’ covert downsizing – rarely sees dramatic team moves. A group of nine lawyers, including three real estate […]

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Eversheds promotes 22 to partner in 2015 promotions round

Eversheds has announced the promotion of 22 lawyers to the firm’s partnership. A further 10 lawyers have been promoted to the position of legal director internationally. The biggest increase was in the firm’s commercial department where 12 new partners were added to the practice along with one legal director, while the real estate practice group […]

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Clinical negligence and healthcare law are the heart of Serjeants’ Inn Chambers and our barristers have led the way in developing the law in these areas (in cases such as Sidaway and Chester v Afshar ). We are particularly noted for our work in high value claims involving cerebral palsy and other catastrophic injuries. Members are regularly […]

Anthony Korn of No5 represents appellant in new ruling on TUPE services

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has recently ruled that for the purpose of the TUPE Service Provision Change rules in certain circumstances a ‘client’ is not limited to one legal entity and can include a group of clients who act in concert.   The case concerned the transfer of maintenance services in a private housing estate in […]

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