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As the UK begins to tackle the challenges caused by the spread of Coronavirus/COVID-19, Walker Morris has received a number of enquiries from landlord and tenant clients as to how this may affect their property arrangements and obligations. It is now clear the outbreak will significantly disrupt the market. We have already seen the challenges […]

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The first female judge in the Supreme Court, Baroness Hale, has made history again by becoming the first woman to be named deputy president of the top court. Supreme Court Justice Baroness Hale will succeed Lord Hope SCJ, who is will to stand down later this week (28 June). Hale said: “It is an honour […]

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