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Lease renewals – unopposed

Under LTA 1954, the process of renewing a tenancy is started by L or T serving between six and 12 months notice on the ...

Holiday sickness – fixed costs!

The number of ‘holiday sickness’ claims by UK nationals while holidaying abroad has increased dramatically in the last few ...

Contract – interpretation

A reminder of the correct approach when interpreting a ...

Disability – occupational health

To what extent can an employer simply follow the advice of an occupational health ...

Witness – evidence

A trial witness must not discuss their evidence while they are under oath. The importance of this was illustrated in a recent ET case when the applicant spoke to a journalist during a ...

L’s consent – non-contractual advantage?

LTA 1988 sets out the rules when T requests L’s consent to assign (etc). Under s1(3), L must ‘within a reasonable’ time give that consent unless ‘it is reasonable not to give ...

Discovery – data access request!

A recent Irish case throws up the interesting suggestion that ‘discovery’ might extend to disclosing documents that could be obtained by a data subject access request (even though no such request has been ...

Procedure – trial and evidence

Changes relating to trial and evidential procedure under the Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2018 are now in force (as of 2 April ...

Right to light – challenging

What tools are available to a developer when a site is subject to rights of ...

Land Registry – DS1 delays

The LR has introduced additional anti-fraud checks for DS1s sent via the post, or using the LR portal or Business ...

Practice – distribution of assets; bankrupts

Caution must be exercised when distributing estate assets to insolvency beneficiaries because they may not be able to obtain a good ...

Divorce procedure – defective petitions and decrees

Divorce petitions issued in breach of s3 MCA 1973 are null and void, and any decree nisi or decree absolute purportedly granted by the court as a result is therefore null and ...


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