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Children – parental responsibility

To what extent can an LA restrict parental responsibility in relation to naming children? In a recent case, the local authority had begun care proceedings in relation to eight-month-old twins. Three ...

Restrictive covenant – contract date?

We all know that a restrictive covenant is far more likely to be enforced if it is narrowly, rather than widely, drawn. Thus, a short period (6-12 months) is recommended; a ...

Deeds – backdate

 A note from DAC Beachcroft says that deeds (including leases) should never be backdated. ...

Offences – firearms (2)

Gang-related evidence was appropriately characterised as evidence pertinent to the facts in a recent case, and the sentence passed was neither manifestly excessive nor wrong in ...

Denton – relief from sanctions

Mitchell [2013] was solved by the CA intervention in Denton [2014] for deciding when to grant relief from court-imposed sanctions (eg being struck out). In that case, the CA laid out a three-stage test: (i) ...

Professional – update

The difficulties in the personal injury sector are well illustrated by recent results: Minster Law lost £35m last year, and Raleys (well known for coal claims) went bust [2016] LSG 21 March 3, while Slater ...

Section 8 – new notice

An L who wants to terminate a tenancy on one of the grounds set out in s8 HA 1988 (eg rent arrears or other breach of tenancy) has to serve notice in a prescribed ...

Conveyancing – not price-dependent

A recent survey shows that the ‘price’ of conveyancing has almost completely stopped being a determining factor when a buyer chooses which conveyancer to use. Apparently, only 11% of buyers choose ...

Alterations – consent

An application by T to L for consent for alterations is a common occurrence. All too often, such simple applications can get bogged down by procedural difficulties, with the parties then taking entrenched positions. Hence ...

Planning – basements

The current popularity of basement excavations is not surprising; in many areas of London residential prices exceed £1,000psf, whereas basement construction costs are generally £400-£500psf. Hence there is a strong financial incentive to dig down. ...

Foreign claim – Rome II

Within the EU, Rome II deals with foreign claims. In general terms, the claimant can sue in the country in which they are domiciled, but the ‘applicable law’ will be that of the country in ...

Jurisdiction – drafting

A few reminders about jurisdiction ...


Most-read articles

Professional – update
Wednesday, 11 May 2016
The difficulties in the personal injury sector are well illustrated by recent results: Minster Law lost £35m last year, and Raleys (well known for coal claims) went bust [2016] LSG 21 March 3, while... Read more...
Denton – relief from sanctions
Wednesday, 11 May 2016
Mitchell [2013] was solved by the CA intervention in Denton [2014] for deciding when to grant relief from court-imposed sanctions (eg being struck out). In that case, the CA laid out a three-stage... Read more...
Planning – basements
Wednesday, 11 May 2016
The current popularity of basement excavations is not surprising; in many areas of London residential prices exceed £1,000psf, whereas basement construction costs are generally £400-£500psf. Hence... Read more...
Foreign claim – Rome II
Wednesday, 11 May 2016
Within the EU, Rome II deals with foreign claims. In general terms, the claimant can sue in the country in which they are domiciled, but the ‘applicable law’ will be that of the country in which... Read more...
Section 8 – new notice
Wednesday, 11 May 2016
An L who wants to terminate a tenancy on one of the grounds set out in s8 HA 1988 (eg rent arrears or other breach of tenancy) has to serve notice in a prescribed form. Note that a new prescribed... Read more...
Alterations – consent
Wednesday, 11 May 2016
An application by T to L for consent for alterations is a common occurrence. All too often, such simple applications can get bogged down by procedural difficulties, with the parties then taking... Read more...
Deeds – backdate
Wednesday, 11 May 2016
 A note from DAC Beachcroft says that deeds (including leases) should never be backdated. Read more...
Children – parental responsibility
Wednesday, 11 May 2016
To what extent can an LA restrict parental responsibility in relation to naming children? In a recent case, the local authority had begun care proceedings in relation to eight-month-old twins. Three... Read more...
Restrictive covenant – contract date?
Wednesday, 11 May 2016
We all know that a restrictive covenant is far more likely to be enforced if it is narrowly, rather than widely, drawn. Thus, a short period (6-12 months) is recommended; a restriction that applies... Read more...
Offences – firearms (2)
Wednesday, 11 May 2016
Gang-related evidence was appropriately characterised as evidence pertinent to the facts in a recent case, and the sentence passed was neither manifestly excessive nor wrong in principle. Read more...

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