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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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Director of Public Prosecutions Barbara Mills QC will be answering the intriguing question “What does a woman want?” when she delivers the Second Fawcett Library Lecture. Mills will examine the barriers to making equal opportunities at work a reality for women, and what is being done by the Civil Service and the CPS in particular […]

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Fountain Court Chambers celebrated an unprecedented year of judicial appointments with a party at the Wallace Collection. It was hosted by head of chambers Peter Scott QC (front). Among the appointees were: (l to r) Charles Gibson QC (Circuit bench); Lord Justice Potter (Lord Justice of Appeal); Timothy Walker QC, (High Court); Lord Justice Brooke […]

Cleared solicitor rails against 'these disgraceful allegations'

Freshfields partner and former Westminster deputy chief solicitor, Robert Lewis, was one of three people to be cleared of wilful misconduct at the conclusion of the ‘home for votes’ inquiry. Lewis, the council’s deputy chief solicitor between 1986 and 1988, said after the release of district auditor John Magill’s report last week: “These disgraceful allegations […]

Conference looks forward to a positive future

The young boy in the red cap who sat patiently beside his mother throughout an afternoon of speeches was blissfully unaware that the future of his generation was being carefully mapped out. Speaker after speaker at the Association of African, Caribbean and Asian Lawyers Group fifth annual conference, held in London on 26 October, was […]

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