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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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GIBRALTAR firm Marrache & Co has announced plans to establish a presence in New York, only weeks after opening a London office under the direction of former Richards Butler lawyers. Managing partner Benjamin Marrache confirms the practice, which incorporates both barristers and solicitors under Gibraltan fused profession rules, is talking to a “top five” commercial […]

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The basics of debt litigation are often forgotten in the misguided pursuit of speed and cost cutting. Despite the obvious need for speed, litigators must not lose sight of the need to advise on the client’s overall transacting process, how the process can be improved and how the client can take steps to help themself. […]

In brief: Birketts brings in environmental partner

Ipswich firm Birketts has brought in former Cameron Markby Hewitt partner Andrew Bryce as a consultant in its environmental law division. Formerly the head of environmental services at Cameron Markby Hewitt, Bryce also runs his own specialist practice. He joins at the same time as Penningtons’ planning specialist Andrew Shallish. Birketts managing partner Bob Wright […]

In brief: Kuwaiti govt immune from jurisdiction

The article entitled ‘Kuwaiti government denied immunity’ on 6 June incorrectly stated that the government of Kuwait had been denied immunity in respect of an action by a former member of the Kuwaiti Air Force. The judgment was given in January 1994 following the plaintiff’s ex parte application for leave to serve out of the […]

Dentons picks up Pakistan telecomms contract

CITY firm Denton Hall has been signed by the Pakistani government to act in the planned sale of a US$1.5 billion share portfolio from the Pakistan Telephone Company. The sale, to an international telecomms group, is being handled by a consortium which includes Denton Hall, accountancy firm Coopers & Lybrand and merchant bank Morgan Grenfell. […]

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