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Supreme Court has handed down its judgment in S Franses v The 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 […]

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: Survey finds limited liability a priority

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In brief: Merged firms to target property sector

Southampton firm Gore Wood has merged with Blake Lapthorn’s commercial property department to create a 16 lawyer-strong unit capable of dealing with every type of property matter outside London. The unit will be based at Blake Lapthorn’s new purpose-built office, Harbour Court, which is situated on the M27 near Portsmouth. Pictured (l-r) are Steven Henshaw, […]

Bypassing a legal roadblock

The legal team undoubtedly played a major role in steering the recent case, of a Norfolk couple whose luxury home at Wroxham was blighted by bypass plans, back before the Parliamentary Ombudsman. But, in what is regarded as a case that breaks new ground in respect of the legal right to overturn the Parliamentary Ombudsman’s […]

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Alison Laferla reports IT security is an issue to ignore at your peril. The DTI produces a basic guide to security called the Business Manager’s Guide to Information Security, which is available free on 0171 215 1962. Also, a free magazine aimed at combating software theft will be launched next month. Produced by Microsoft, it […]

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