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Solicitor’s file – who owns what?

If the client asks for ‘the file’, what do you have to hand over? The answer depends solely on the concept of ownership – you ...

Procedure – Gazette notices

Probate practitioners will welcome a new notice placement service, through which notices can be placed simultaneously in local newspapers and online in The Gazette ‘in ...

Accounts rules – breaches

A reminder of some of the accounts rules provisions that are particularly relevant to PI ...

Rent deposit – duration?

As part of the pre-lease negotiations, T may agree to provide L with a rent deposit (ie a sum of money that is deposited as security, in case T defaults on ...

Japanese knotweed – antisocial behaviour

Even a very small amount of Japanese knotweed can cause major damage by breaking through tarmac and concrete. Remediation can be long-term and difficult. Needless to say, lenders are reluctant to ...

Termination – at common law?

A contract will often contain complicated termination provisions requiring a fixed period of notice, etc. But, it may still be possible to circumvent those by relying upon a common law right ...

Sentencing – money laundering guidelines

The Sentencing Council has issued an update to the money laundering definitive guideline. The update corrects a technical error. The updated guideline now correctly states that the starting point is six ...

Damages – Wrotham Park

The normal rule for calculating contractual damages involves quantifying how much the claimant has lost, or how much the defendant has gained. But, there is ...

Enforcement notice – correct service

If someone has not provided the LPA with an address of service, then an enforcement notice can be served at their ‘usual or last known place of abode’ (TCPA 1990). In ...

Industrial action – new rules

We do not know when Trade Union Act 2016 will be brought into force. The main changes will ...

Holiday claims – local standards

The Package Tour Regs 1992 apply to ‘packages sold or offered for sale in the territory of the UK’, with a ‘package’ defined as a pre-arranged combination of at least two ...


Most-read articles

Termination – at common law?
Thursday, 09 June 2016
A contract will often contain complicated termination provisions requiring a fixed period of notice, etc. But, it may still be possible to circumvent those by relying upon a common law right to... Read more...
Sentencing – money laundering guidelines
Thursday, 09 June 2016
The Sentencing Council has issued an update to the money laundering definitive guideline. The update corrects a technical error. The updated guideline now correctly states that the starting point is... Read more...
Industrial action – new rules
Thursday, 09 June 2016
We do not know when Trade Union Act 2016 will be brought into force. The main changes will be: Read more...
Japanese knotweed – antisocial behaviour
Thursday, 09 June 2016
Even a very small amount of Japanese knotweed can cause major damage by breaking through tarmac and concrete. Remediation can be long-term and difficult. Needless to say, lenders are reluctant to... Read more...
Rent deposit – duration?
Thursday, 09 June 2016
As part of the pre-lease negotiations, T may agree to provide L with a rent deposit (ie a sum of money that is deposited as security, in case T defaults on paying the rent, service charge, etc). But,... Read more...
Holiday claims – local standards
Thursday, 09 June 2016
The Package Tour Regs 1992 apply to ‘packages sold or offered for sale in the territory of the UK’, with a ‘package’ defined as a pre-arranged combination of at least two components (usually,... Read more...
Accounts rules – breaches
Thursday, 09 June 2016
A reminder of some of the accounts rules provisions that are particularly relevant to PI practitioners: Read more...
Enforcement notice – correct service
Thursday, 09 June 2016
If someone has not provided the LPA with an address of service, then an enforcement notice can be served at their ‘usual or last known place of abode’ (TCPA 1990). In addition, there is a general... Read more...
Damages – Wrotham Park
Thursday, 09 June 2016
The normal rule for calculating contractual damages involves quantifying how much the claimant has lost, or how much the defendant has gained. But, there is an exception that can apply when it is... Read more...

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