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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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Linklaters has continued its New York hiring spree, capturing capital markets specialist Adele Hogan from Cravath Swaine & Moore. Hogan will join Linklaters partnership once registration formalities are completed. She moves across from Cravath’s New York office, where she was a senior attorney specialised in debt and equity offerings across the financial, telecommunications, oil and […]

Pinsents lands £100m Kent schools initiative

Pinsent Masons‘ PFI lawyers have secured the firm’s first major deal for Kent County Council. The major financial completion project for Kent’s schools PFI is a £100m, 28-year concession to deliver state-of-the-art facilities to six schools. The firm was appointed to the council’s PPP panel in late 2003. It had taken instructions on smaller projects […]

Stephensons bags sixth finance partner in a year with Lovells raid

Stephenson Harwood has hiked its banking and asset finance capabilities with the hire of Lovells partner David Lacey as head of non-contentious trade finance. Lacey, a Lovells partner since 2000 specialising in trade finance, is the sixth partner appointment to the group this year. His hire comes shortly after Asheesh Das, formerly with Freshfields Bruckhaus […]

Jersey: mediation

Jersey is catching up fast on the UK’s appetite for ADR. Gillian Robinson reports

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Last week was a tough one for Ross Kemp. The actor, who plays EastEnders hardman Grant Mitchell, saw his missus banged up after she allegedly walloped him in the chops after a night on the tiles – well, dinner with David Blunkett. So Kemp, who also goes by the name of Peter Lawson when moonlighting […]

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