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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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Winston & Strawn has confirmed it plans to launch an office in Dubai in the coming months with the hire of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman finance partners James Simpson and Stephen Jurgenson. Simpson, who was the co-head of global energy and infrastructure at Pillsbury, will be the co-chair of Winston & Strawn’s global project finance […]

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On 13 April, OÜ Selteret (Estonia) signed a contract for acquiring a 100 per cent stake in AS Schetelig EV (Estonia). The Latvian and Lithuanian subsidiaries of AS Schetelig EV are also parties to the transaction. The deal will be closed in May 2015; the parties have agreed not to disclose the value of the […]

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DLA Piper announces 44 promotions for 2015

DLA Piper has announced that 44 lawyers have been promoted to its partnership this year, including nine in the UK and 20 in the US. The largest number was in DLA Piper’s corporate practice where 10 lawyers were promoted into the partnership. There are nine promotions within DLA’s litigation and regulatory practice and eight within intellectual property […]

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Norton Rose Fulbright focuses on US again in record 51-partner promotions round

Norton Rose Fulbright has made up a record 51 partners in its latest promotions round, the second since its merger in 2013. The number of appointments has been steadily growing since 2013, when the firm promoted 33 new partners (2 June 2013). In 2014 following the merger with Houston energy firm Fulbright & Jaworski, the […]

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