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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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Dewey & LeBoeuf creates ‘a role for everyone’

The management structure of Dewey & LeBoeuf has been dramatically overhauled into a complex matrix of committees with the intention of placing responsibility in the hands of the partnership. The firm has abandoned managing partner roles in its larger offices, with firmwide chairman Steve Davis splitting his time between London and New York to carry […]

Guernsey: business

Guernsey is preparing itself for an overhaul of its company law, but there is still much to be ironed out. By Paul Christopher and Gemma Campbell The first Guernsey company was formed in 1883. Since that time, the fundamental legal processes in company incorporation have remained largely unchanged. However, it is now proposed to introduce […]

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As Spain’s big companies begin to invest in places such as China, India and Central Europe, so the country’s largest firms have been forced to think internationally. Spain’s legal market used to import foreign law firms, but is now turning to exports. For example, this summer saw the launch of Uría Menéndez’s Central and Eastern […]

RSP principles win legal and banking market approval

Lawyers and bankers gave a thumbs up to the recently issued principles for retail structured products (RSPs) after two feedback meetings were held last month. Both meetings, one of which was held at Clifford Chance‘s London office, discussed how the RSP principles could be further refined in order to improve the distribution of these investment […]

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