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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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Northern Ireland has always been distinctly different to its southern neighbour. Unlike the republic, its unstable political climate has inhibited growth by discouraging international investment. However, things may be set to change. With a local government now in power, there has been a renewed interest in public-private partnership (PPP) work in the province. Up to […]

Real Estate and Projects

Delancey Estates sells portfolio of four shopping centres for £121m to four single purpose vehicles established by Dunedin Property Investment Company. Delancey Estates advised by Gouldens (Suzanne Billington, Giles Elliot). Dunedin advised by Macfarlanes. Sunderland City Council transfers 36,000 homes to the new Sunderland Housing Group. Sunderland City Council advised by Trowers & Hamlins (Ian […]

Good conduct

Organisation: Amphion Semiconductor Sector: Technology, media and telecoms Employees: 50 Legal capability: 1 Head of legal: Niamh Lavery Reporting to: Chief executive officer James Doherty Main location for lawyers: Belfast Main law firms: L’Estrange & Brett, FR Kelly & Co. In the US Carr & Ferrell and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Northern Ireland has […]

ernst & young

Even though it is Ernst & Young’s legal affiliate, Tite & Lewis does not have an exclusive advisory relationship with the accountancy firm and must have been more than a little pleased to be in-structed on its move to the high-profile More London development. Ernst & Young will establish its headquarters in the new 500,000sq […]

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Gibson Dunn & Crutcher appoints Stephen Ball as head of its UK practice Stephen Ball, former chief general counsel at Japanese banking group Nomura, joined US firm Gibson Dunn & Crutcher as its UK head. Ball, who had been on gardening leave since leaving Nomura in February, was reportedly considering offers from ABN Amro and […]

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