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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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European Informatics Market

A British IT group is to enquire into proposed European legislation which would affect payments between banks. Eurim (European Informatics Market) is canvassing around 1,000 companies for their views on the proposals – which will affect all money transfers. Among other issues, the proposals aim to identify originators of transactions.

Norwich firm appoints director

Leathes Prior of Norwich has appointed a partnership director for the first time. A former finance director with AT&T Istel, Philip Day left Booth & Co in Leeds, where he was director of finance and administration, to take up the post. Leathes Prior, Norwich’s third largest firm, says the appointment was made to help the […]

Firm opens limited law company

YORKSHIRE lawyer Philip Hamer has unveiled plans to open a new limited legal company in the burgeoning northern law centre of Sheffield. Hamer, managing partner of Hull-based practice Philip Hamer & Co, will head the company as managing director after its opening next month. A separate entity to the Hull firm, the company, Philip Hamer […]

Asim boosts membership intake

The Association of Solicitor Investment Managers (Asim) has accepted three new full members and now boasts more than 50 firms. Batten & Co of Yeovil, Brachers of Maidstone, and Wilsons of Salisbury have all taken on investment managers and are capitalising on strong private client departments. Asim now has 20 full members with combined portfolios […]

Lawyers form group to fight changes feared in High Court debt moves

LAWYERS have united in a new body to fight expected Government moves to shift High Court smaller debt proceedings to the County Court. The High Court Users’ Association for Commercial Debt, will lobby the Lord Chancellor to retain the High Court facility for issuing proceedings for debts of up to u5,000. The association, whose members […]

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