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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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Quote of the week

“It’s a bit like being transferred to Manchester United.” – Peter Vaines on his move to German tax specialist firm Haarmann Hemmelrath.

Spanish ties

Last year saw a great deal of movement in the Spanish legal market, with a flurry of mergers and alliances with both South American and Anglo-Saxon firms. Abigail Hansen reports. In summer 1998, Spanish firm Uria & Menendez made waves in Europe with its controversial decision to pull out from a planned merger with Linklaters. […]

Wilde Sapte and Dentons pick up Versailles insolvency case

Wilde Sapte and Denton Hall have won their second major insolvency case as a combined outfit in as many weeks. The firms, which will merge on 1 February to form Denton Wilde Sapte, have been instructed by receiver PricewaterhouseCoopers to advise on the multimillion pound insolvency of Versailles amid allegations of fraud. The Serious Fraud […]

Technology, Media and Telecommunications

Olswang advised the majority shareholders of Microcosm Communications on its sale to Conexant Systems. The company was sold for $128m (£80m) with contingent future payments which could inflate the final sale price to $180m (£112m). Heather Wilby, corporate partner at Olswang, headed a four strong team on the deal. Osborne Clarke acted for the outside […]

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