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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 […]

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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, […]

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Government’s call for evidence on the case for a dedicated Housing Court

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The US practice of title insurance has long been a threat to conveyancing practices in the UK, but it could also offer new opportunites, writes Mervyn Rundle. Mervyn Rundle is a founding partner of Rundle Walker. Last year he went to the US to investigate title insurance. Title insurance has long been an unwanted visitor […]

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