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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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A&O sustains quadruple partner defection in the space of a week

Allen & Overy (A&O) has been rocked by the loss of four partners, including two capital markets rainmakers, in just one week. Securitisation star Julian Tucker and collateralised debt obligation specialist Angus Duncan are leaving to join the City arms of Shearman & Sterling and Cadwalader Wick-ersham & Taft respectively, as first revealed on www.the […]

Cadwalader raids Norton Rose for London finance push

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft is continuing its push into the London finance market with the hire of Norton Rose partner Christian Parker. It is the second major hire for Cadwalader in the space of a week, following the recruitment of Allen & Overy collateralised debt obligation (CDO) specialist Angus Duncan. Earlier this month, the firm […]

Ashurst scores big with remit for Sega

Ashurst scores big with remit for Sega” />Ashurst has sealed its first deal for Japanese computer games company Sega. The firm advised Sega Europe on its $30m (£15.6m) acquisition of award-winning games developer The Creative Assembly. The deal, led by corporate partner Robert Ogilvy-Watson, closed on Friday 11 October. Kingsley Napley partner David Moss advised The Creative Assembly. […]

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