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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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Property partner takes on compliance role at Tilneys

FORMER Lace Mawer property partner David Wetherell has moved in-house to run the compliance department of a group of stockbrokers and fund managers. Wetherell, who was a partner at the Manchester firm for four years, has been appointed group compliance officer and company secretary at The Tilney Group. He says he was not looking to […]

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The Lawyer Inquiry: Catherine Reed

Catherine Reed is a trainee at Denton Hall. Before training as a lawyer she worked at the BBC World Service. What was your first job? Radio production assistant What was your first-ever salary as a lawyer? £11,000 before I started my articles. What would you have done if you hadn’t become a lawyer? A radio […]

Profession locks into Internet with dedicated on-line service

Lawyers who supply information to the Internet have been provided with their own Web site. Nick Lockett, a barrister at 10 King’s Bench Walk, has set up the Netlaw site, which provides information on a range of legal matters aimed at lawyers and the public. It includes newsletters on computer law, personal injury, and environmental […]

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