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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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Global legal community joins forces in fight to defend Pakistan judge

The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) has launched a mission to investigate the arrest of Pakistan’s top judge. As reported by The Lawyer (16 April), Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry was made ‘non-functional’ by Pakistan’s president, General Pervez Musharraf, on 9 March, leading to lawyers and judges boycotting the courts and clashing with police. Summoned […]

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Harper Macleod announces bumper year

•Scottish firm Harper Macleod has posted a turnover increase of more than 17 per cent, taking total revenue from £10.5m in 2005-06 to £12.2m last year. The average profit at the 39-partner firm has yet to be finalised, but is projected to be in the region of £250,000 off a net profit margin of around […]

Schillings fails to save BP’s Browne

Schillings has been unable to save the career of Lord Browne, the chief executive of BP, who resigned yesterday after court documents revealed he had lied to a High Court judge. Lord Browne had tried to get an injunction to stop the Mail on Sunday from publishing details of his affair with Jeff Chevalier, a […]

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