Litigation Recent Decisions 30/01/96

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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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In brief: Trowers takes on managing partner

Ralph Picken, who specialises in private sector funding for housing associations, has been named the new managing partner at London firm Trowers & Hamlins. He takes over this week from Don Moorhouse, who, after five years in the post, returns to his previous position as head of litigation. Picken spent five years in the firm’s […]

Forte's loss proves Lovells' success

LOVELL White Durrant’s reputation for hostile bid work will be further enhanced by its client Granada’s successful £3.9 billion bid for Forte. A merger of Forte’s in-house functions could also spell a job change for its legal director David Stevens, appointed to the newly-created post less than a year ago. Granada sources suggest the job […]

Duncan Lamont champions the cause of press court reports.

Duncan Lamont is a media lawyer at Biddle & Co. Sir Robert Peel summed up the establishment view of the public’s right to know in the last century. He said: “Public opinion is compounded of folly, weakness, prejudice, wrong-feeling, right-feeling, obstinacy, and newspaper paragraphs.” Little has changed, at least in some quarters. The law of […]

Litigation Disciplinary Tribunals 30/01/96

Andrew Craig Larman, 44, admitted 1981, practised at material time in partnership with Williams Mann, Bristol, struck off and ordered to pay £882 costs. Allegations substantiated he wrongly drew and used client money for own purposes and those of other clients and failed to keep properly written accounts. Total claims of around £27,000 expected to […]

Slaughters presses on with Coopers & Lybrand writ

SLAUGHTER and May’s multi-million pound action against former Barings auditors Coopers & Lybrand and Deloitte & Touche is set for a three to four-month trial after the issue of a writ last week. The suit is on behalf of administrators Ernst & Young. Slaughters litigation partner Deborah Finkler denied the suit was merely a holding […]

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