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Client care letters - SRA guidance

The new codes of conduct for solicitors and firms come into force on 25 November 2019. The SRA is releasing guidance on various aspects of the new standards and regulations and has recently ...

VAT on professional fees - litigation

In its weekly VAT round up, EY comments on the FTT case which considered the deduction of VAT on professional fees in bringing ...

Sentencing - victim surcharge

The MoJ has published new victim surcharges which are effective for offences committed on or after 28 June ...

Eviction of squatters - what are the options?

Trespass to land is where a person or persons enters onto or remains on land without the express or implied consent of the person with immediate right to possession, eg where a neighbour ...

Procedure - legal aid

The LAA has published guidance for practitioners submitting claims in civil and family legally aided cases - covering certificated and controlled work, including legal help escape cases and controlled legal ...

Philosophical belief - scope extended?

The Equality Act 2010 provides protection against discrimination based on nine characteristics, one of which is any religious or philosophical belief. Not all religions or beliefs are covered by the Act. Whether a particular ...

HMLR plans - defects

HMLR PG40 contains various supplements detailing the requirements in relation to plans accompanying HMLR applications. Supplement 2 (guidance for preparing plans) has been updated to state ...

Buyout obligation - not triggered until price determined

The CA has reached a common-sense decision in relation to buying out an outgoing partner's share. The case involved a family-owned agricultural partnership agreement which provided that on retirement or death of a ...

Letting agency - masquerading as membership club

A London trading standards team recently prosecuted a director of a company for setting up what was described as a member's club, but which in reality was a lettings agency. The purpose of ...

Wills - proprietary estoppel

A couple who own a farming business and related assets have been ordered to pay a lump sum following a failure to leave the farm and farming business to one of their sons ...

Experts - joint statement

CPR 35.12 provides for discussions between experts. These are not obligatory unless directed by the court, but such direction may be given at any stage of the proceedings. The object of the discussion ...

Air space and ground below - common parts

UKUT has held that leases of the airspace above and ground below a leasehold block of flats must be classed as common parts of the building and were able to be ...


Most-read articles

Air space and ground below - common parts
Monday, 16 September 2019
UKUT has held that leases of the airspace above and ground below a leasehold block of flats must be classed as common parts of the building and were able to be acquired. Read more...
Buyout obligation - not triggered until price determined
Monday, 16 September 2019
The CA has reached a common-sense decision in relation to buying out an outgoing partner's share. The case involved a family-owned agricultural partnership agreement which provided that on retirement... Read more...
Client care letters - SRA guidance
Monday, 16 September 2019
The new codes of conduct for solicitors and firms come into force on 25 November 2019. The SRA is releasing guidance on various aspects of the new standards and regulations and has recently made... Read more...
Consumer Contracts Regulations - a reminder
Monday, 16 September 2019
In its guidance on client care letters, the SRA reminds us in passing that the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 require legal services providers... Read more...
Eviction of squatters - what are the options?
Monday, 16 September 2019
Trespass to land is where a person or persons enters onto or remains on land without the express or implied consent of the person with immediate right to possession, eg where a neighbour builds a... Read more...
Experts - joint statement
Monday, 16 September 2019
CPR 35.12 provides for discussions between experts. These are not obligatory unless directed by the court, but such direction may be given at any stage of the proceedings. The object of the... Read more...
HMLR plans - defects
Monday, 16 September 2019
HMLR PG40 contains various supplements detailing the requirements in relation to plans accompanying HMLR applications. Supplement 2 (guidance for preparing plans) has been updated to state that: Read more...
Letting agency - masquerading as membership club
Monday, 16 September 2019
A London trading standards team recently prosecuted a director of a company for setting up what was described as a member's club, but which in reality was a lettings agency. The purpose of such was... Read more...
Philosophical belief - scope extended?
Monday, 16 September 2019
The Equality Act 2010 provides protection against discrimination based on nine characteristics, one of which is any religious or philosophical belief. Not all religions or beliefs are covered by the... Read more...
Pleadings - third party enquiries
Monday, 16 September 2019
The CA has recently considered the scope of CPR r16.5 which prescribes that: Read more...

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