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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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Cervical smear ruling sparks fears

A health authority’s costs in an appeal are more than the national cervical cancer research budget, writes Roger Pearson. The recent Appeal Court refusal to clear health service chiefs in Kent of liability in respect of three women who were wrongly given the all-clear after undergoing cervical screening has sent ripples of concern throughout the […]

Dolmans prepares for Welsh Assembly with senior management shake-up

CARDIFF firm Dolmans is ringing in changes at the top. The head of defendant litigation Jeffrey MacWilkinson is now set to take on the senior partner role. Roger Morgan is moving up to become head of the property department. MacWilkinson, who joined the firm in 1972, takes over the reins from Ralph Lewis. Lewis retired […]

Bamieh plans second race case against CPS

The CPS prosecutor who won a racial discrimination case against her bosses at an employment tribunal now plans to sue them again. Maria Bamieh, who turned down a massive u110,000 settlement offer and continued her case, claims a second promotion bid has been blocked since she began her original action. A Bedford employment tribunal last […]

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Burton Copeland has asked The Lawyer to point out that it was not among several London firms holding talks with the Legal Aid Board over demands to reveal profit and loss details.

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