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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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Mackay rejoices in blooming profession

THE LORD Chancellor has hit back at critics of working conditions in the legal world telling lawyers they are in a “healthy and expanding profession”. Speaking at the College of Law in London, Lord Mackay said: “Statistics continue to suggest that your choice of profession is by no means as unhealthy as detractors would have […]

New advice manager

Solicitors for Independent Financial Advice has appointed Teresa Fritz as its South East development manager. Fritz, who has previously worked in the life and pensions sector with Skandia, JRA, and Barclays Insurance Services, will be based at SIFA’s Epsom office.

New disabled group chair aims to fight prejudice

SWINDON solicitor Michelle Howard has been elected as the new chair of the Law Society’s Group for Solicitors with Disabilities. Howard, who takes over as GSD head from local government lawyer Richard Dunford, was admitted as a solicitor in 1992 and works as a plaintiff personal injury and medical negligence lawyer at Townsends. A tetraplegic […]

Courses on offer

Local authority lawyers are being offered the chance to increase their expertise in a new series of courses announced by the Law Society’s Local Government group last week. The group is running sessions on subjects including planning offence prosecutions, local authority companies, adoption law, pollution controls and planning enforcement. Further information on the courses can […]

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