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In this webinar Christopher Pask and Richard Collier provide a comprehensive overview of Section 41 of the Highways Act. They cover: the statute important cases things to look out for useful evidential pointers less typical situations, e.g. transient material, drains, verges You can view the slides here – All you need to know about section


Sarah Prager and Conor Kennedy will be speaking at this webinar hosted by Irwin Mitchell, exploring what the legal landscape could look like post-Brexit. Along with Cheryl Palmer-Hughes and Jane Anderson of Irwin Mitchell, they will discuss the following and more: The current position on a Brexit deal vs a no-deal scenario How cross-border claims


There have been a number of recent developments of interest to those who practice in the coroners’ courts. As a result the 1 Chancery Lane Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence groups have joined forces to provide an update for your assistance.   Henk Soede considers the recent Supreme Court decision of R (on the application


Welcome to 1 Chancery Lane’s Autumn Casenote Bulletin. In this edition: Henk Soede explores how the Supreme Court interpreted section 84 of the Law of Property Act 1925 on the first occasion this provision has been considered by our highest appellate court in Alexander Devine Children’s Cancer Trust v Housing Solutions Ltd [2020] UKSC 45


Introduction In Alexander Devine Children’s Cancer Trust v Housing Solutions Ltd [2020] UKSC 45, the Supreme Court was required (for the first time ever) to decide an appeal on section 84(1) of the Law of Property Act 1925 (“LPA 1925”). The provision in question was the public interest limb of section 84(1)(aa) and, in particular,


Well, that’s a relief

When a landlord forfeits a lease of commercial premises for non-payment of rent and does so by peaceable re-entry the tenant can seek relief from the forfeiture by applying either to the County Court under section 139(2) of the County Courts Act 1984 or to the High Court under its inherent jurisdiction.  The county court


The issue for the Court of Appeal was whether the parties had entered into a binding contract of compromise contained in written communications passing between their respective solicitors. Background The appellant, Joanne Properties Ltd (“Joanne”) owned a building in Wandsworth. It had borrowed money from the Respondent (“Moneything”) secured by a charge over the property.


Service Charge certificates

In Sara and Hossein Asset Holdings Ltd v Blacks Outdoor Retail Ltd [2020] EWCA Civ 1521, the Court of Appeal considered the question of what was encompassed by a certificate as to the total costs recoverable by way of service charges. The appeal related to the construction of a service charges clause in a commercial


Last week the Grenfell Inquiry heard shocking evidence of the dishonest marketing used to promote the cladding installed at Grenfell Tower. The legal repercussions of the Grenfell fire will be varied and will continue for some time. In R (Clarke) v Birmingham City Council [2020] EWCA Civ 1466 the Court of Appeal was asked to


Undoubtedly, 2020 has been a year where parties will have faced difficulty in progressing claims owing to the lockdown / semi lockdown state of flux we have found ourselves in. Parties will want to ensure that claims keep pressing forward to a conclusion and (where appropriate) a costs order. I doubt there has ever been


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