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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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In brief: Partner exchanges Dibbs for Nabarros

Dibb Lupton Broomhead partner Andrew Kerr is defecting to Nabarro Nathanson. Kerr is moving from Dibbs’ Leeds office and will join Nabarros’ company commercial team in Sheffield where he will specialise in public and private company acquisitions and disposals, management buy-out/buy-ins, venture capital work, joint ventures and acquisition finance. Kerr follows Dibbs partner Paul Houghton […]

UK lawyers set up house with Germans

A EUROPEAN “lawyers’ house” is set to be created in Brussels if a deal to share offices is struck between the UK Law Societies and the German Federal Bar. The Brussels office of the Law Societies of England and Wales and Scotland could take up new premises next year, sharing for the first time with […]

Kazakhstan deal

Baker & McKenzie partner Hugh Stewart led a team of lawyers acting for UK-based Ispat International in its recent acquisition of Kazakhstan’s Karmet Steel Works. Stewart, a corporate partner at the firm’s London office, was assisted by Phillip Rosenblatt, who worked from the firm’s Almaty base. Due diligence work on the transaction was carried out […]

In brief: Law Society votes to go on the record

The way members of the Law Society Council vote in important debates will now be recorded. Law Society president Martin Mears was behind the move, which was approved at the council meeting on Thursday. The initiative is part of a drive by the presidency to democratise the council. It was also widely viewed as a […]

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Doctor challenges contract. A doctor is heading for the High Court in a bid to block disciplinary moves against him by a Stoke-on-Trent NHS Trust over the issuing of cremation certificates. Dr Saltio Sangerlee, is seeking a declaration that under his 1982 employment contract the trust is not entitled to discipline him for the matters […]

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