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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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Litigation Disciplinary Tribunals 28/05/96

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I have just been handed a copy of the report from the Solicitors Complaints Bureau for 1995 containing a foreword from acting director Martin O’Reilly. One is taken aback with the complacency and arrogance of the comments it contains. The SCB’s claims to have improved are marginal and there are still an alarming number of […]

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