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Webinar Q&A – Removal of squatters and trespassers

By David Asker What is the best method to remove trespassers from a doorway within the curtilage of a non-residential property together with their belongings?  My client (local authority) owns the freehold of the premises. Where trespassers, for example rough sleeper, refuse or simply fail to move from a doorway when asked politely to do […]

Compulsory redress scheme

By David Asker The Government looks set to introduce a compulsory redress scheme for private landlords. The redress scheme will enable tenants to complain through a ‘housing complaints resolution service’ allowing them to have quick access to resolve problems and issues they face with their housing. The idea being that anyone, no matter what the […]

Universal credit changes

By David Asker After a recent challenge to the way the Universal Credit system works The High Court ruled that the interpretation of the Universal Credit regulations is ‘unlawful’. The claim was due to the fact that the assessment periods would sometimes mean that the claimant was assessed as having been paid twice in one period […]

Can legal costs be recovered from the tenants using Money Claim Online?

By David Asker Can legal costs be recovered from the tenants using Money Claim Online? You can claim the court fee costs but unfortunately not any other legal fees. The nature of the small claims court is that it is easy to use so therefore legal assistance should not be necessary. Can I use HCEO […]

Tenancy deposit cap to be cut to 5 weeks

By David Asker The government confirmed last month that Tenant Fees Bill stipulates that the total deposit that can be taken from a tenant paying up to £50,000 in rental over a 12-month period is being capped at a maximum of five weeks rent. The introduction of this cap will mean that landlords or their […]

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A borrower can now challenge symbolic possession under the Sarfaesi Act

The Hon’ble Supreme Court (SC), in its recent decision in the matter of M/s Hindon Forge Pvt. Ltd. & Anr. v State of Uttar Pradesh [(Civil Appeal No 10873 of 2018 along with Civil Appeal No 10874 of 2018)] (Appeals) held that a borrower can prefer an application under Section 17 (1) of the Securitization […]

New law on validity of wills in Cayman

By Anthony Partridge, Fraser Allister The Cayman Islands’ Formal Validity of Wills (Persons Dying Abroad) Law, 2018 came into effect on 1 February 2019. The law is important to people who own shares in Cayman Islands companies or have interests in Cayman Islands investment funds for example, and offers far greater flexibility for international clients who wish […]

Brexit worries drain confidence in EU reference procedure

In a legal first, Brexit prevents High Court from clarifying if it has jurisdiction in a human rights claim against the EU. The Kosovo victims of serious human rights abuses from two decades ago bring damages claims against the EU. On 13 February 2019 the High Court in the case of Tomanovic v EU [2019] […]

Litigation funding 2019 – United Arab Emirates

By James Foster, Courtney Rothery We have authored the inaugural UAE chapter in the annual Guide to Litigation Funding published by Law Business Research (part of the “Getting the Deal Through” series). This is the third edition of the global survey of the law and practice of litigation funding. With the third-party funding of litigation and arbitration […]

The Bluberi CCAA proceedings: litigation funding in insolvency

By Patrice Benoit, Geneviève Cloutier On February 4, 2019, the Court of Appeal of Quebec released its decision in the matter of Callidus Capital Corporation and al. v. 9354-9186 Québec Inc. (formerly Bluberi Gaming Technologies Inc.).  With the increase in third party litigation funding, we are now seeing it being used in the insolvency context and the Court of […]

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