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Sometimes a judgment blows away the smoke produced by generations of lawyers and leaves the legal landscape a little bit clearer. The judgment of Lewison LJ in Rees v Earl of Plymouth is one of those occasions. The case concerned a landlord who wished to enter farmland for the purposes of carrying out surveys, including


Many flats held under long leases are not occupied by the headlessee but someone occupying under a sub-tenancy. This arrangement can give rise to difficulties enforcing the terms of the headlease that prohibit the headlessee from “permitting” or “suffering” certain conduct to occur in the flat. Marchitelli v 15 Westgate Terrace Ltd [2020] UKUT 192


Richard Cherry of 1 Chancery Lane appeared for the Respondent. A fuller note of Richard’s analysis of the Court of Appeal’s decision can be found here   THE HEADLINE Key facts – an AST tenant was not given the last Gas Safety Record (‘GSR’) before occupation but was given it before service of the s21


The Forfeiture Rule It is a well-known principle of public policy that a person should not benefit from his or her criminal activity.  As Fry L.J. put it in Cleaver v Mutual Reserve Fund Life Association [1891] 1 QB 147 at 156:   “…no system of jurisprudence can with reason include amongst the rights which


In yesterday’s webinar, Andrew Goodman looked at how to prepare for cross-border and international mediation, and covered: Mediator selection The role and responsibilities in international work Jurisdictional issues Cross-cultural factors, language and understanding Lawyer and client preparation Enforcement of settlement agreements If you missed it, you can view it here The next in our weekly


Award winning renowned plastic surgeon Fulvio Urso-Baiarda and barrister Dominique Smith speak about the common issues encountered in cosmetic surgery from a clinical and legal perspective, including: Common cosmetic surgery treatments; Areas of poor practice; Consent; High expectations and surgical outcomes. Take a look at our upcoming webinars here.


UK insolvency landscape permanently changed by the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (“the 2020 Act”). On 26 June 2020 the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (“the 2020 Act”) finally entered into force.  Now it is in its final form, Simon Newman and Christopher Pask of 1 Chancery Lane’s Commercial, Chancery and Property team


It is unfortunately not uncommon for public bodies to have to defend claims from members of staff or the public who have been assaulted by children or by vulnerable adults in their care.  The injuries that result from such assaults can range from the trivial to the significant and gruesome.  When the value of the


On 14th May the Advocate General provided his opinion to the CJEU in Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri v BV, Case C-129/19, a reference from the Supreme Court of Cassation, Italy, regarding Member States’ obligation to compensate victims of crime; on 16th July the CJEU gave its judgment. Sarah Prager provides a summary of the


Sarah Prager, barrister at 1 Chancery Lane, and Scott Rigby, partner and international injuries lawyer at Stewarts Law, warn of the very real dangers to player health posed by the truncated rugby season about to get under way.   The Truncated Season For some of us, one of the most depressing aspects of the Covid-19


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