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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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Liverpool lawyer gets jail sentence

A SOLICITOR who stole u66,000 from the accounts of deceased clients to pay his grandmother’s nursing home bills and to finance his life-style was jailed for two years. Liverpool Crown Court heard last week how Paul Edwards was caught out by his former bosses after stealing u8,500, which he repaid by taking from another firm […]

The rules in tug-of-laws cases

In the emotionally charged world of child abduction cases it is vital that the parties have as full an appreciation as possible of the working of the jurisdiction in which they are involved. That need, is stressed by David Sterrett of Margaret Bennett’s specialist family law practice based in London. They must be aware that […]

Residents await Docklands' judgement

Docklands residents are awaiting judgement from Judge Richard Harvey QC on whether they can proceed with a damages claim for television interference allegedly caused by the Canary Wharf development. Judge Harvey is expected to hand down his judgement during the holiday period. The Court will decide whether the English legal system can protect an individual’s […]

Litigation Recent Decisions 02/08/94

Challenging subpoena duces tecum for irregularity Khanna v Lovell White Durrant (1994) . (Ch.D (Sir Donald Nicholls V-C) 5.7.94.) Summary: Validity of subpoena duces tecum requiring documents to be produced before the date of the main trial confirmed under the court’s inherent jurisdiction. Application by subpoena’d witness to set aside a subpoena duces tecum where […]

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