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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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Shearman chief sets ultimatum for capital markets

Shearman & Sterling’s new management is commanding its capital markets group to shape up or face the consequences, as it embarks on a concerted bid to improve profit at the firm. Shearman & Sterling‘s new management is commanding its capital markets group to shape up or face the consequences, as it embarks on a concerted bid to […]

CC poised to introduce all- equity partnership model

Partners to vote on axing salaried partner layer and stretching lockstep at lower and upper ends Clifford Chance is set to unveil radical proposals which could see the firm become an all-equity partnership as part of its overhaul of the global lockstep.Clifford Chance is set to unveil radical proposals which could see the firm become […]

Recent recruit Thomas to lead Hunton London

US law firm Hunton & Williams has appointed AIM specialist Martin Thomas as managing partner of the firm’s London office. He replaces Drew Murphy, who has returned to the United States where he will continue to head the firm’s energy and project finance practice. Thomas joined Hunton & Williams in September last year from Hammonds […]

The disposition deposition

Where there’s people, there’s problems. Rachel Brushfield explains how to beat personality clashes By nature, lawyers tend to have sharp and analytical minds. They also generally take a challenging and competitive approach to work, especially litigation lawyers. This ‘picking holes’ style is a great asset when applied to case work, but if you are personally […]

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