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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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Over here and over paid

It has been interesting to follow reports on the escalation of solicitors’ salaries which, except for the US dimension, is reminiscent of the mid-1980s when Gouldens determined to pay in excess of all City firms for newly qualifieds. Back then Gouldens decided on a heady £15,000 against a benchmark of around £12,500. What was less […]

Eurotunnel to boost in-house to take on extra workload

Eurotunnel is looking for an extra three in-house lawyers to cope with a “substantial increase” in its workload, which has resulted from new investment to boost freight services. Head of legal Philip Dewast, based at Eurotunnel’s headquarters in France, says that he will be looking for new recruits to deal mainly with commercial and contract […]

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Norton Rose has announced the promotion of 14 new partners in a move designed to meet the increasing demands of international clients and support the firm’s strategic growth plans. The main expansion areas are banking and corporate finance, each with four new partners, and litigation with three new partners. In the international offices, Chris Viner […]

Russell Jones opens office in Edinburgh

UK firm Russell Jones & Walker has announced that it is to open an office in Edinburgh. The firm plans to offer a full range of legal services, including personal injury, clinical negligence and employment advice. Derek Reekie, partner at Drummond Miller, plans to join Russell Jones & Walker to head the new venture which […]

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Davis Polk & Wardwell represented Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Capital Partners in relation to a £20m equity investment in Riversoft Technologies. Davis Polk’s team of eight in New York and London included corporate partners John Bick and John McCarthy. Slaughter and May provided UK advice while Riversoft was advised by Steinhart & Falconer.

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