The regulation of private investigators should raise industry standards, says Bryan Shacklady, but solicitors must remain vigilantRead more
The message: Location dictates whether noise is a nuisance.
The case: The Court of Appeal has emphasised the character of the locality is important in deciding whether a business is causing a nuisance, in Merthyr Tydfil Car Auction vs Thomas (11.07.13).Read more
The message: a tenant can remove substantial plant and equipment from premises.
The case: In an important case for tenants who cease to trade, the court has clarified the law with regard the removal of fixtures and fittings, in Peel Land & Property (Ports No 3) vs TS Sheerness Steel (14.06.13).Read more
Natasha Rees and Emma Gosling assess the changes to residential service charges in the light of cases on notification requirements, time limits and consultation before qualifying works.
First published in Solicitors Journal, 9 July 2013.Download PDF
Harriet Atkinson discusses Family Constitutions.Download PDF
Guy Abrahams assesses Buzzoni v HMRC, which indicates the court's current attitude towards reversionary lease schemes.
First published in Property Law Journal, 1 July 2013.Download PDF
The message: Any material variation can discharge a guarantor.
The case: A guarantor has successfully challenged its liability to meet substantial liabilities under a 1981 lease in Topland Portfolio No 1 vs Smiths News Trading (06.06.13).Read more
Emma Gosling considers some recent cases.
First published in Property Law Journal, 17 June 2013.Download PDF
The Supreme Court has found in favour of Mrs Prest, with the size of her award at £17.5m remaining unchanged. What is of particular interest in this case, is the interplay of family and corporate law, and the remarks made in the Court of Appeal that the family court could not run by its own set of rules, but must be consistent with other divisions of the High Court. Also, the family judge ThRead more
Dominic Ribet reports on whether the amendments to IHT legislation contained in the recent Budget will lead to any unintended consequences.
First published in Trusts and Estates Law & Tax Journal, June 2013.Download PDF