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Disability – wide scope

The breadth of ‘disability’ is well illustrated by two recent ...

‘Reasonable endeavours’ – drafting

   A party to a development agreement might have a qualified obligation to take certain steps (eg apply for planning permission and then appeal any refusal). Needless to say, it is important to be crystal ...

H and W – one authorised to sign?

Suppose H signs a purchase contract on behalf of himself and W, but does not have W’s authority to do so. Is there a binding contract?

The starting point is Suleman [1988] which involved ...

Lateral hires – confidentiality risks

Usually, a firm will carry out conflict of interest checks when hiring a senior lawyer or partner from another firm. But, the suggestion is now being made that such checks should ...

Design fees – delay?

The design fees for UK registered designs are due to be dramatically lowered(!) on 1 October 2016 (eg an application for up to 20 designs has been reduced by c90%). Clients thinking of filing design ...

Conversion – residential

Conversion of non-residential space into residential space can be zero-rated (thus allowing the developer to reclaim VAT on expenditure, but not have to charge VAT on sale). Zero-rating applies to the ...

Affordable housing – threshold upheld

In November 2014 the government introduced a threshold, below which the affordable housing rules would not apply (in essence, ten units or less with a combined gross floor space of no ...

Lettings – update

Two unrelated points to note:

Regs are likely to be introduced requiring Ls to ensure that ‘electrical safety standards’ are met throughout the tenancy. This power is contained ...

Practice – divorce petitions

Following a recent survey, Resolution has found that around 40% of divorce petitions are returned. And ten of the main reasons for the return of divorce petitions have been revealed. Worryingly, they are not all ...

Lasting powers of attorney – guidance

 

Solicitors who advise clients on lasting powers of attorney, and those acting as an attorney under an LPA, will welcome updated guidance from the Law Society. It reminds solicitors of the ...

Renewal lease – three months rent-free?

   A recent High Court decision has addressed the issue of whether a three-month rent-free period should be allowed when assessing the rent under an LTA 1954 renewal ...

RTA – stage 2

Suppose a claimant stalls the claim at stage 2 of the pre-action protocol for low-value RTA claims, having issued a protective county court claim which stands stayed. Is there anything the ...


Most-read articles

Design fees – delay?
Thursday, 14 July 2016
The design fees for UK registered designs are due to be dramatically lowered(!) on 1 October 2016 (eg an application for up to 20 designs has been reduced by c90%). Clients thinking of filing design... Read more...
H and W – one authorised to sign?
Thursday, 14 July 2016
Suppose H signs a purchase contract on behalf of himself and W, but does not have W’s authority to do so. Is there a binding contract? The starting point is Suleman [1988] which involved a sale by... Read more...
Evidence – admissibility
Thursday, 14 July 2016
This was an appeal against conviction in a trial related to gang activity. The appellants were convicted of offences including possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life, and attempted murder.... Read more...
Disability – wide scope
Thursday, 14 July 2016
The breadth of ‘disability’ is well illustrated by two recent cases: Read more...
Practice – divorce petitions
Thursday, 14 July 2016
Following a recent survey, Resolution has found that around 40% of divorce petitions are returned. And ten of the main reasons for the return of divorce petitions have been revealed. Worryingly, they... Read more...
‘Reasonable endeavours’ – drafting
Thursday, 14 July 2016
   A party to a development agreement might have a qualified obligation to take certain steps (eg apply for planning permission and then appeal any refusal). Needless to say, it is important to be... Read more...
Renewal lease – three months rent-free?
Thursday, 14 July 2016
   A recent High Court decision has addressed the issue of whether a three-month rent-free period should be allowed when assessing the rent under an LTA 1954 renewal lease. Read more...
Lettings – update
Thursday, 14 July 2016
Two unrelated points to note:Regs are likely to be introduced requiring Ls to ensure that ‘electrical safety standards’ are met throughout the tenancy. This power is contained within Housing and... Read more...
RTA – stage 2
Thursday, 14 July 2016
Suppose a claimant stalls the claim at stage 2 of the pre-action protocol for low-value RTA claims, having issued a protective county court claim which stands stayed. Is there anything the defendant... Read more...
Affordable housing – threshold upheld
Thursday, 14 July 2016
In November 2014 the government introduced a threshold, below which the affordable housing rules would not apply (in essence, ten units or less with a combined gross floor space of no more than... Read more...

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