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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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Litigation Writs 10/09/96

The University of North London is being sued for damages by its director of research, David Taplin. Taplin, of Down Thomas, Devon, seeks damages for breach of a contract. Writ issued by Edward Lewis, London WC1. A widow whose 53-year-old husband died after falling through a skylight is suing for compensation. Alice Martirossian, of London […]

Good works need to be coordinated

The Law Society has displayed a startling lack of leadership on the issue of pro bono work. Despite the obvious public relations benefits, there is a need for a unit to co-ordinate the various schemes run by law firms. The Bar has already taken action – it set up a pro bono unit earlier this […]

Edge & Ellison hires former police chief

Edge & Ellison has appointed Sir Ronald Hadfield, former Chief Constable of the West Midlands Police, as a consultant to the firm to oversee training and people management. Digby Jones, senior partner, disclosed that Hadfield is one of several non-lawyers who will be appointed as consultants over the next 12 months. He said:”It is our […]

Linklaters' man poached to head Pinsents' City office

Linklaters & Paines has had one of its high flying litigation partners poached by Pinsent Curtis to manage its London office. Graeme Brister, 41, has been chosen by Pinsents’ to succeed Paul Downing who joined Price Waterhouse last month. The move is understood to have surprised Linklaters. Brister had been with the firm 17 years […]

Litigation Personal Injury 10/12/96

Sore v Scott – QBD, 29 October 1996 Claimant: Barry Sore, 53 Incident: Road traffic accident Injuries: Claimant seriously injured and wife killed in crash. Damages in respect of injuries and loss of wife. Head, chest and leg injuries forced claimant to retire from his job as a maintenance electrician Award: £300,000 (agreed damages) Judge: […]

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