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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

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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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Norton Rose has lost its second key competition partner in just over two years. Brussels managing partner Riccardo Celli has quit for O’Melveny & Myers, where he will launch a Brussels-based competition practice. Celli took over in late 2001, when then head of competition Trevor Soames quit to launch a European practice for Washington DC […]

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In a market as tough for laterals as Brussels, Riccardo Celli is not a bad hire for O’Melveny & Myers. Even more encouraging is that sources at the firm say he should be able to start in the next few weeks. This is very different from what happened when former head of competition Trevor Soames […]

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