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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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Gender balance at Denton Hall

Last week’s letter “Women should stick together” calls into question Denton Hall’s commitment to women solicitors. As your article on 29 March stated, Denton Hall in fact has a very good record here: The number of female partners at Denton Hall (35 out of 108) already constitutes a better ration than many other well known […]

Sea-change on the horizon for water?

Cyrus Mehta, head of EC, Nabarro Nathanson James Quinney, senior solicitor, Herbert Smith Richard Temple, senior solicitor, Herbert Smith AT PRESENT no UK water group can buy or merge with another group worth more than £30m without the deal being referred to the Monopolies and Mergers Comm-ission, now referred to as the Competition Commission. Companies […]

OSS backlog set to double

The Office for the Supervision of Solicitors’ (OSS) delay in allocating complaints to case workers is set to double from six months to a year unless something is done, the regulatory body warns.The revelation came the week the Government pledged to assign a watchdog to oversee the OSS, vowing to give the legal services ombudsman […]

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