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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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John Malpas A CONDITIONAL fees seminar has been organised for barristers and clerks by an enterprising solicitor who claims the Manchester Bar is “way behind” in its understanding of the issue. The controversial new “no win no fee” agreement laid before Parliament by the Lord Chancellor shortly after Easter will have a major impact on […]

Zaiwalla in divorce fees row

ZAIWALLA & Company senior partner Sarosh Zaiwalla is being sued by City firm Frere Cholmeley Bischoff over claims he owes more than £11,000 in fees for work on his divorce proceedings. But Zaiwalla says he intends to defend the action by claiming Freres ran up a “huge” bill of more than £21,000 for work which […]

In brief: Denton Hall backs environmental group

City firm Denton Hall has sponsored a new environmental law and management group at London’s Imperial College. John Salter, head of the firm’s environmental law group, says the arrangement will enable Denton Hall to keep up with the “cutting edge” of environmental research. “Lawyers need to understand the scientific options, as well as the legal […]

Holmans appoints first Hong Kong head of corporate law

LONDON litigation practice Holman Fenwick & Willan has appointed Johnson Stokes & Master partner Gavin Nesbitt as its first-ever head of corporate law in Hong Kong. Nesbitt, who moved to Hong Kong in 1987 from London firm Simmons & Simmons, plans to expand the practice’s corporate portfolio by targeting listed companies in the colony. He […]

Litigation Disciplinary Tribunals 06/06/95

PETER ALLEN JOHN HENRY, 49, admitted 1973, practised as Henry & Company, Swindon, Wiltshire, struck off. Allegations substantiated he was jailed for 18 months after being convicted of conspiracy to defraud. He was said to have certified authenticity of false documents and to have committed perjury in connection with the affairs of a client whose […]

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