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Trustees – duty to beneficiaries

Trustees cannot simply ignore beneficiaries’ request for information about a trust, the High Court has held. In this case, the trust property was a farm outside Cardiff. ...

Airbnb – breach of lease

It now seems clear that an Airbnb short let will be in breach of a typical long lease. ...

GDPR – data rooms

If L is planning to sell a property subject to leases, then almost certainly a data room will be set up containing all relevant documents. ...

Financial remedies – company assets

A recent ruling illustrates when a court can treat a company-owned asset as as a matrimonial asset. ...

Fraud – Dreamvar

Dreamvar is a nightmare for conveyancing solicitors and their insurers. ...

Sentencing – drugs offences

An unduly lenient sentence was imposed by the trial judge following D’s third drugs conviction. D’s previous criminal record had significant consequences for him such that s110 Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 came ...

Service mistake – discretion?

To what extent do you have a duty to point out the other side’s procedural errors (as part of your obligation to comply with the ‘overriding objective’)? ...

Sole survivor – joint attorneys

The LR has clarified that a transfer executed by joint attorneys on behalf of a sole surviving proprietor will not satisfy a Form A restriction. ...

Rights of way – public

There are four categories of public rights of way: ...

Conveyancing searches – disbursements?

Should electronic property searches be treated as disbursements for VAT purposes? Alternatively, are they part of the legal service provided, and so subject to VAT? ...

Exiting the Portal – reasonable

Insurers should be very careful about making allegations (for instance, at Stage 2 of the EL/PL Protocol), especially if they could be interpreted as allegations of ‘dishonesty’. ...

Professional – update

From December 2018 there will be new rules requiring firms to publish prices for conveyancing, probate, motoring offences and immigration, as well as the price for bringing ET ...


Most-read articles

Trustees – duty to beneficiaries
Wednesday, 11 July 2018
Trustees cannot simply ignore beneficiaries’ request for information about a trust, the High Court has held. In this case, the trust property was a farm outside Cardiff. Read more...
Conveyancing searches – disbursements?
Wednesday, 11 July 2018
Should electronic property searches be treated as disbursements for VAT purposes? Alternatively, are they part of the legal service provided, and so subject to VAT? Read more...
Professional – update
Wednesday, 11 July 2018
From December 2018 there will be new rules requiring firms to publish prices for conveyancing, probate, motoring offences and immigration, as well as the price for bringing ET claims.  Read more...
Service mistake – discretion?
Wednesday, 11 July 2018
To what extent do you have a duty to point out the other side’s procedural errors (as part of your obligation to comply with the ‘overriding objective’)? Read more...
Exiting the Portal – reasonable
Wednesday, 11 July 2018
Insurers should be very careful about making allegations (for instance, at Stage 2 of the EL/PL Protocol), especially if they could be interpreted as allegations of ‘dishonesty’. Read more...
Airbnb – breach of lease
Wednesday, 11 July 2018
It now seems clear that an Airbnb short let will be in breach of a typical long lease. Read more...
GDPR – data rooms
Wednesday, 11 July 2018
If L is planning to sell a property subject to leases, then almost certainly a data room will be set up containing all relevant documents. Read more...
Rights of way – public
Wednesday, 11 July 2018
There are four categories of public rights of way: Read more...
Financial remedies – company assets
Wednesday, 11 July 2018
A recent ruling illustrates when a court can treat a company-owned asset as as a matrimonial asset. Read more...
GDPR – references
Wednesday, 11 July 2018
GDPR impacts on the giving of references: Read more...

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