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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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New Paris head for Ashurst

Ashurst has chosen young corporate partner Frédéric Pinet to replace its outgoing Paris managing partner Christopher Crosthwaite. Pinet, aged just 38, becomes one of the French market’s youngest managing partners. He was selected by his fellow Paris partners and his appointment was confirmed by Ashurst’s international managing board. As part of his new role, Pinet […]

Nabarro Nathanson – UK 100

Turnover: £87.3m Profit per equity partner: £345,000 Equity spread: £208,000-£500,000 Net profit: £31.4m Profit margin: 36 per cent Salaried partner remuneration: £90,000-£120,000, fixed-share remuneration Revenue per lawyer: £245,000 Revenue per partner: £831,000 Revenue per equity partner: £959,000 Cost per lawyer: £157,000 Profit per lawyer: £88,000 No of partners: 105 No of equity partners: 91 No […]

No5 Chambers – UK 100

Turnover: £22m Heads of chambers: Gareth Evans QC Total tenants (silks): 160(13) Door tenants: 4 Chambers contributions: 15 per cent up to £200,000; 10 per cent between £200,000 to £300,000; 2 per cent over £300,000; no rent on earnings over £750,000 Revenue per barrister: £163,000 Top cases last year: Coates v Jaguar plc; The Bloody […]

Careers: people

London firm Maples Teesdale has appointed David Stevens as a litigation partner. Stevens, formerly a senior solicitor at Norton Rose, will be specialising in commercial and property litigation and will head the litigation team. East Anglian firm Kester Cunningham John has announced the appointment of Vanessa Hoare as partner and head of the residential property […]

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