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Sentencing – judge’s remarks

The appellants were convicted of a money laundering offence under s328 POCA following a sophisticated, multimillion-pound, cross-border money laundering operation. S was sentenced to eight years in prison and disqualified from acting as a director ...

Parental bereavement – in force?

The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018 should come into force in April 2020. Regulations as to the detailed operation of the Act are awaited but the government’s consultation response provides a good idea ...

Wood burners – changes to fuel

In the face of conveyancers being expected to advise on everything from electrical appliances to knotweed these days, practitioners may consider adding a line or two to their standard purchase report to remind Ss and ...

RICS – code for leasing business premises

The RICS has launched the first edition of its Code for Leasing Business Premises which comes into force on 1 September 2020. It will replace the voluntary Code for Leasing Business Premises in ...

Provisional damages – underused?

An interesting article reminds PI practitioners of the underused solution of provisional damages, which are provided for in s32A of the Senior Courts Act 1981. In PI and clinical negligence cases, damages are paid now ...

Capacity – wills; disclosure

The Society’s guidance, Access and disclosure of an incapacitated person’s will, gives important clarification around the circumstances in which a solicitor can disclose a copy of a client’s will/codicil to a property and financial affairs ...

Procedure – coronavirus

The author raises an urgent issue for family lawyers: how should they take the coronavirus into account in the work they undertake for their clients, particularly international clients or those with assets ...

Binding contract – created by email

We reported in our November 2019 edition (p2) on a case where the HC held that an email ‘signature’ in a footer was capable of creating a binding contract for the sale of land. It ...

Source of funds – Law Society guidance

We mentioned above the new Law Society practice note on signs of money laundering. A constant refrain for conveyancers – but one which should be heard more widely – is the importance for firms of ...

Tate peeping – CA decision

We reported in our March 2019 edition (p24) on the case brought by the owners of luxury flats adjacent to the Tate Gallery. They applied for an injunction to prevent members of the ...

Boundary disputes – the essentials

Boundary disputes can mean different things to different practitioners – conveyancers will hate them and seek to avoid at all costs; property litigators will no doubt take a different view! An excellent article from Hardwicke ...

Money laundering signs – Law Society guidance

Money laundering is a constant spectre for law firms and a regular topic, most recently in our December 2019/January 2020 edition (p2). With the official guidance on 5MLD some months away, the Law Society’s updated ...


Most-read articles

Capacity – wills; disclosure
Monday, 09 March 2020
The Society’s guidance, Access and disclosure of an incapacitated person’s will, gives important clarification around the circumstances in which a solicitor can disclose a copy of a client’s... Read more...
Source of funds – Law Society guidance
Monday, 09 March 2020
We mentioned above the new Law Society practice note on signs of money laundering. A constant refrain for conveyancers – but one which should be heard more widely – is the importance for firms of... Read more...
MIB injury on private land – update
Monday, 09 March 2020
We reported in our July/August 2019 edition (p31) on the case in which the CA held that MIB was liable to pay compensation to someone injured in a car accident on private land. The injured party was... Read more...
Provisional damages – underused?
Monday, 09 March 2020
An interesting article reminds PI practitioners of the underused solution of provisional damages, which are provided for in s32A of the Senior Courts Act 1981. In PI and clinical negligence cases,... Read more...
Tate peeping – CA decision
Monday, 09 March 2020
We reported in our March 2019 edition (p24) on the case brought by the owners of luxury flats adjacent to the Tate Gallery. They applied for an injunction to prevent members of the public from... Read more...
RICS – code for leasing business premises
Monday, 09 March 2020
The RICS has launched the first edition of its Code for Leasing Business Premises which comes into force on 1 September 2020. It will replace the voluntary Code for Leasing Business Premises in... Read more...
Boundary disputes – the essentials
Monday, 09 March 2020
Boundary disputes can mean different things to different practitioners – conveyancers will hate them and seek to avoid at all costs; property litigators will no doubt take a different view! An... Read more...
Procedure – coronavirus
Monday, 09 March 2020
The author raises an urgent issue for family lawyers: how should they take the coronavirus into account in the work they undertake for their clients, particularly international clients or those with... Read more...
Parental bereavement – in force?
Monday, 09 March 2020
The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018 should come into force in April 2020. Regulations as to the detailed operation of the Act are awaited but the government’s consultation response... Read more...
Sentencing – judge’s remarks
Monday, 09 March 2020
The appellants were convicted of a money laundering offence under s328 POCA following a sophisticated, multimillion-pound, cross-border money laundering operation. S was sentenced to eight years in... Read more...

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