The power of site

If used properly the web is a powerful tool, but just being out there isn't enough, the key is to be seen to be out here. Ian Mitchell reports on how to get the best out of the worldwide web

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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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Canada set to gain freedom from provincial boundaries

The Federation of Law Societies of Canada is planning to introduce complete mobility for lawyers in the country and do away with the provincial jurisdictions. At the federation’s annual meeting this month, it will start a process aimed at allowing lawyers to practise throughout the country rather than just in their home province.The country is […]

ECJ attacks over lawyers' freedom

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) is bringing an action against France, Spain and Ireland for their failure to recognise lawyers who are qualified in other EU countries. The European Commission said the countries had failed to implement directive 98/5/EC, which entitles lawyers to practise permanently and without restriction, under their original professional title, in […]

Sportal head of legal quits for MD role

Ailing dotcom company Sportal has lost its head of legal Jonathan West to new media start-up consultancy Catalyst Media Management. Sportal, a sports website, has been fighting for second-round financing since early May, when its directors were forced to save it from administration with their own money.West left on an amicable basis. The site, he […]

Bogus beggars

Stop press: Tulkinghorn is astonished to hear that a couple of solicitors have received emails appearing to come from a member of the Legal Services Development Division within the Lord Chancellor’s Department asking for money. It appears that the requests, under Extraordinary Practice Direction 218, for £47 or the euro equivalent, are not an attempt […]

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