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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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Downing leads Price Waterhouse's European law network expansion

Former Pinsent Curtis securities partner Paul Downing takes up his post as head of the growing European network of accountancy firm Price Waterhouse’s law firms this Monday just after a German law firm was added to the list. Price Waterhouse now has 350 lawyers in 29 offices, representing law practices in 17 countries in Europe. […]

Bar gears up for Labour govt

Richard Clayton reports Barristers are planning to set an urgent agenda for criminal justice reform at this month’s annual Bar conference in anticipation of next year’s general election. The conference, on 28 September, features the most substantial criminal programme for some years and boasts the Shadow Lord Chancellor, Lord Irvine of Lairg QC, as its […]

Newcastle chambers claims annexe first

The Newcastle chambers of Richard Bloomfield, 148 West Road, has become the first Newcastle set to open outside the city centre. Its annexe, at 2 Lansdowne Place, Gosforth, aims to attract local business away from the other four sets based in the city centre. A chambers spokesman said: “The other chambers are around Quayside. We […]

The Lawyer Inquiry: Grahame Stowe

Grahame Stowe was born in Leeds on 22 May 1949. He is now a partner at Grahame Stowe Bateson in Leeds. What was your first job? Selling sandwiches in Park Square, Leeds – like Nell Gwynn – from a wicker basket. What was your first ever salary as a lawyer? Qualified salary £2,600 per annum […]

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