The recent case of Arnold v Britton and Ors  made it clear that it is not the function of the Supreme Court to rewrite a clearly drafted contract just because the literal interpretation of its terms results in the parties being tied to a prejudicial or uncommercial outcome.Read more
Recent news headlines have illustrated that developers should pay careful attention to the protection of historic buildings, or face the consequences.
The Carlton Tavern in Kilburn, North London was demolished in April this year in the expectation that the owners could then go ahead with their plans to redevelop the site for residential use.Read more
'And they're off!' A new city devolution package, and forcing brownfield development, first out of the gates from the not so new look DCLG
When the Queen’s Speech was delivered on 27 May 2015 for the opening of the first majority Conservative government in 13 years, one of the things we were promised was ...Read more
You grow up, you get a job, you buy a house…or do you?Read more
In June 2013 the leaders of the G8 committed to reforms in corporate transparency, seeking to encourage investment, prevent tax evasion and hinder money-launderers and terrorists.Read more
In the words of Samuel Johnson, "nothing has yet been contrived by man by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern".Read more
All seems to be going well but there is a sting in the tail. Due to a technical irregularity with the Order, the Court is unable to process it. If it is not processed, the hearing on Tuesday cannot go ahead as planned. With only 10 minutes before the Court is due to close, Ros frantically tries to go before another judge to have the matter resolved but to no avail. The counter blinds areRead more
Picture the scene: the Easter weekend and all is quiet in Central London. A substantial office block sits empty in Pall Mall pending redevelopment. In the early hours of the morning, a gang of 20 or so squatters force entry and make themselves at home.Read more
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If I own my section of the river, can I stop Joe Public sailing past my garden?Read more
Owning a property with water frontage sounds idyllic, but you need to fully consider the potential ramifications before diving straight in…
Firstly, what rights does the property have over the waterway?
This will partly depend on who owns the underlying riverbed:Read more