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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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Mrs Justice Gloster has thrown out claims totalling $5bn brought by Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky against Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich, handing a huge defeat to Addleshaw Goddard. In her ruling, Gloster J told a packed courtroom at the Rolls Building that Berezovsky had been an unreliable witness whose “I blame my lawyers” excuse was […]

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Irwin Mitchell, Hodge Jones & Allen face negligence claim over MMR case

Irwin Mitchell and Hodge Jones & Allen have been hit with a professional negligence claim over how they case managed a group action relating to the measle, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine. Leeds-based Blacks Solicitors disputes chief Luke Patel is instructed in the case for former clients of the two firms, with David Berkley QC […]

Another Dewey partner makes claims

Earlier this summer former Dewey & LeBoeuf IP partner Henry Bunsow brought a law suit against the defunct firm’s senior management alleging they had run a Ponzi scheme, securing capital contributions from new joiners that they knew they could not repay. Now, another former partner – energy specialist Steven Otillar – is making allegations against […]

Living Social legal chief jumps to King.com

The former international legal chief of deals website Living Social has taken up a new in-house role at online games developer King.com. Rob Miller, who has held top legal jobs at Skype and eBay in the past, joins two other in-house lawyers at King.com where he will report to CEO Riccardo Zacconi as chief legal […]

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BLP picks up Norton Rose corporate star Stanier

Norton Rose corporate specialist Julian Stanier has quit the firm to join Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) as a partner. Stanier is set to move to BLP on 5 November, becoming the latest in a line of big-name corporate partners to join the UK firm this year. He joined Norton Rose in 1994 and made partner […]

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