3 February 2012

Lack of interest lands tenant in hot water

The message: Legal principles can take precedence over fairness.

The case: Yet another landlord has successfully defeated a tenant’s break clause on a technicality (Avocet Industrial Estates v Merol, 19.12.11). The right to break a lease early is valuable for a tenant but its exercise often involves overcoming hurdles, some of which the tenant may not even be aware of.

Read more
23 January 2012

Houseboats: a question of ownership

Lucy Barber reviews a recent case where the court was required to consider whether the oweners of houseboats held as tenants or as licensees?

First published in Property Law Journal, 23 January 2012.

Download PDF
20 January 2012

The court, the thief, his wife and her solicitor

The message: Free advice can prove very costly.

The case: The Court of Appeal has decided that solicitors can owe extensive duties to clients, even where quick advice is given at no charge (Padden v Bevan Ashford, 21.12.11).

Read more
18 January 2012

High definition

Zahra Kanani translates the legal meaning of key charitable terms.

First published in Winter 2012 - Charities Appeals Supplement.

Download PDF
20 December 2011

Hold the line

Reviewing the potential problems of entering into an agreement with telecomms to install apparatus on land. Published in Solicitors Journal, December 2011.

Download PDF
10 December 2011

Trusts and divorce

Access all areas. Whaley v Whaley poses the question of when a trust fund is a 'resource' in a divorce proceedings. First published in Trusts and Estates Law & Tax Journal, December 2011.

Download PDF


"The firm always show the greatest efficiency, commercial awareness and pragmatism."
Chambers HNW, 2019