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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: Finers appoints construction expert

London practice Finers has taken on construction specialist Jonathan Collins as a partner. Collins, who has a special interest in and has advised on the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 1994, joins from Lewis Silkin where he was a partner. He will help Finers develop its construction law group and brings the firm’s partner count […]

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City firm Stephenson Harwood has posted solicitor Peter Mills to its Hong Kong office, Stephenson Harwood & Lo. Mills, a shipping specialist, is experienced in collision, salvage and admiralty litigation. He joined the firm from City firm Barlow Lyde & Gilbert. He practised in London for 10 years before being admitted as a solicitor in […]

Making the Israeli connection

Israel, like Central and Eastern Europe, South Africa and certain Far Eastern countries such as Vietnam, is now well recognised by UK solicitors as an emerging market. The country is becoming the financial and technological centre of the Middle East and consequently there is enormous potential for UK lawyers to supply complex legal advice. But […]

Canadian firm on a roll with second govt win

CANADIAN top 10 law firm Goodman Phillips & Vineberg has won two contracts on behalf of foreign governments in two months. The Republic of Chile recently asked the firm to assist in drafting a new bilateral free trade agreement with the government of Canada. This follows Goodman Phillips winning a contract in January to draft […]

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