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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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New arbitrator panel will cut marine costs

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators is drawing up a panel of arbitrators and mediators to oversee marine disputes The fees will be considerably lower than those paid in so-called ad-hoc tribunals which hear disputes arising out of commercial contracts. Letters were sent to select counsel in mid-April, inviting them to join the panel. Three have […]

Former Equitable Life directors instruct A&O

Allen & Overy (A&O) has been instructed by nine former non-executive directors of Equitable Life to defend claims brought against them by the mutual A&O partner Tim House and Laurence Rabinowitz QC (right) of One Essex Court are representing the former directors. House said that the claims against his clients were totally without merit. Last […]

Silk earns over £2m from Bloody Sunday Inquiry

Silk Edwin Glasgow QC of 39 Essex Street has been paid more than £2m from the public purse for his work representing members of the armed forces in the Bloody Sunday Inquiry Defence minister Adam Ingram confirmed that Glasgow had received £2,155,288, which makes him the highest-paid lawyer involved in the inquiry.

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