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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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Allen & Overy has advised BNP Paribas, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland and Standard Chartered Bank, as joint lead managers and bookrunners, on the issuance of $1.5bn (£880m) and €525m (£415m) bonds by ONGC Videsh Ltd (OVL), which were guaranteed by OVL’s parent Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC). The bonds were issued […]

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UK firms with non-executive directors grow a third faster than their peers

UK firms that have appointed non-executive directors (NEDs) to their boards have grown their revenue a third faster than those without NEDs. According to research by recruitment firm Edward Drummond, UK firms in the top 100 with at least one NED have grown their revenue by an average of 12 per cent since the peak […]

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The public sector in-house revolution

The spotlight has returned to public sector in-house teams following the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s approval of the first two ABSs for county council legal teams. Last week Buckingham County Council became the first public sector legal department, in conjunction with Milton Keynes Fire Authority, to be licensed to provide legal services to local authorities, emergency […]

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