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Supreme Court has handed down its judgment in S Franses v The 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 […]

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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Firm Profile: Lodders

Rod Bird, managing partner at Midlands firm Lodders, believes the location of the firm’s head office at Stratford-upon-Avon makes it the perfect base for corporate property and agricultural work. “We’re not very far from Birmingham, which is 22 miles up the road, and Coventry is just 19 miles away,” he says. “It’s quite a vibrant […]

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Daniela Baker’s belief in her ability helped her land the role of Honda UK company solicitor. But she is showing the company that it made the right choice. By Malar Velaigam Honda entered the motor industry in 1948, with its UK operations kicking off in London in the 1960s. The company has now grown to […]

A&O secures HSBC sexual discrimination appeal victory

Allen & Overy (A&O) has scored an Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) victory against HSBC’s former senior banker, who claimed he was discriminated against for being gay. Peter Lewis, HSBC’s former head of global equities, claimed the bank had mishandled an investigation into allegations of gross misconduct because of his sexual orientation. A colleague, known only […]

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With the introduction of the Companies Act 2006, Northern Ireland is experiencing company law reform on an equal footing with the rest of the UK for the very first time. Richard Gray reports Along with the rest of the UK, company law in Northern Ireland is currently undergoing a significant overhaul with the introduction in […]

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