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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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Despite the mass exodus from the City during the festive period, M&A lawyers experienced a relatively busy end to 2005. According to Thomson Financial, 292 deals involving any UK element and totalling $43.5bn (£24.7bn) were announced in December 2005. In contrast, November saw 260 deals totalling $34.6bn (£19.6bn) announced. Magic circle firm Clifford Chance topped […]

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In an effort to tempt foreign companies to the US market, the SEC is proposing to liberalise deregistration. By Alan Bannister

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The US is seeing an attack on the tradition of attorney-client privilege to the extent that lawyers may soon be no more than government agents. Stephen Grafman reports

Addleshaws and CC scoop Lookers roles on Vardy deal

Addleshaw Goddard has secured a role on Lookers bid for car dealership Reg Vardy. Lookers put forward a £492m recommend cash offer yesterday, trumping a £450m bid by rival Pendragon last year. Royal Bank of Scotland are providing the finance for Lookers. Corporate partner Michael Birchall is advising regular client Lookers along with banking partners […]

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