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Procedure – CPR amendments

The latest amendments to the CPR are now in force as of 3 April 2017. The Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2017 introduce new rules ...

Property guardians – assured shorthold!

Property guardians are residential occupiers sent into an empty commercial building to protect it from squatters and vandalism. Typically, a guardian will occupy under a licence agreement, and pay a relatively cheap ...

Rates – refurbishment

The Supreme Court has handed down a judgment that will be welcomed by all commercial property developers. The court has reversed the previous CA decision and held that only nominal rates have to be paid ...

Legal aid – domestic violence

The five-year time limit on evidence of abuse which prevented vulnerable victims of domestic violence from securing legal aid for court hearings has been removed. This means more victims will be able to bring a ...

Legal advice privilege – ‘the client’

Legal advice privilege applies to communications with the ‘client’ (only). But, in a large organisation, how do you define the ...

Holiday pay – finality

The Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal in the long-running Lock holiday pay ...

Proportionality – planning

These are the words of a county court judge in 2001 – they remain equally valid ...

MIB – new agreements

In January, the MIB published a new Untraced Drivers Agreement, and a revised version of its Uninsured Drivers Agreement, with the changes coming into effect on 1 March ...

Supplier payment – reporting

 The Reporting on Payment Practice and Performance Regs 2017 will require some UK companies to publish, on a government website, how long they take to pay their ...

Possession – deposit release?

On a residential property possession claim, can the court order the deposit holder to release the deposit to L on account of a judgment for rent arrears (ie without the consent of ...

Wills – dependency claim

A widow successfully appealed an award under the I(PFD)A which was made in favour of the testator’ long-term partner (P). The High Court ordered that a life interest in the testator’s half share of ...

Architect’s drawing – IP

A client may acquire a property with an existing planning permission. If that planning permission is granted on condition that the development is carried out in accordance with specific drawings, then there are important copyright ...


Most-read articles

Wills – dependency claim
Tuesday, 11 April 2017
A widow successfully appealed an award under the I(PFD)A which was made in favour of the testator’ long-term partner (P). The High Court ordered that a life interest in the testator’s half share... Read more...
Legal advice privilege – ‘the client’
Tuesday, 11 April 2017
Legal advice privilege applies to communications with the ‘client’ (only). But, in a large organisation, how do you define the ‘client’? Read more...
Proportionality – planning
Tuesday, 11 April 2017
These are the words of a county court judge in 2001 – they remain equally valid today: Read more...
Architect’s drawing – IP
Tuesday, 11 April 2017
A client may acquire a property with an existing planning permission. If that planning permission is granted on condition that the development is carried out in accordance with specific drawings,... Read more...
MIB – new agreements
Tuesday, 11 April 2017
In January, the MIB published a new Untraced Drivers Agreement, and a revised version of its Uninsured Drivers Agreement, with the changes coming into effect on 1 March 2017. Read more...
Possession – deposit release?
Tuesday, 11 April 2017
On a residential property possession claim, can the court order the deposit holder to release the deposit to L on account of a judgment for rent arrears (ie without the consent of T)? Read more...
Property guardians – assured shorthold!
Tuesday, 11 April 2017
Property guardians are residential occupiers sent into an empty commercial building to protect it from squatters and vandalism. Typically, a guardian will occupy under a licence agreement, and pay a... Read more...
Rates – refurbishment
Tuesday, 11 April 2017
The Supreme Court has handed down a judgment that will be welcomed by all commercial property developers. The court has reversed the previous CA decision and held that only nominal rates have to be... Read more...
Legal aid – domestic violence
Tuesday, 11 April 2017
The five-year time limit on evidence of abuse which prevented vulnerable victims of domestic violence from securing legal aid for court hearings has been removed. This means more victims will be able... Read more...
Holiday pay – finality
Tuesday, 11 April 2017
The Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal in the long-running Lock holiday pay litigation. Read more...

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