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Third party funding: access to justice or access to profits?

United Kingdom - July 17 2017 In this article P.J. Kirby QC conducts a general exploration of the third party funding of claims and considers its advantages, the problems of

Securing thin air

United Kingdom - July 14 2017 In the movies, Tarzan travels the jungle by swinging through the air on lianas. As property lawyers we are more likely to come across liens than

Whose Line of Credit is it Anyway?

European Union, Global, United Kingdom - July 17 2017 In the middle of uncertainty over the economic implications of a European Union without Britain and against a continuing rise in the popularity of

Payment provisions roundup - Where are we now with payment provisions?

United Kingdom - July 11 2017 First for some background, with which readers are likely familiar: Sections 109 to 113 of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996

Ilott v Mitson - the unanswered questions

United Kingdom - July 13 2017 Brie Stevens Hoare QC and Edward Rowntree recently ran a seminar on the issues aired in Ilott v Mitson including: The meaning of maintenance The

Swynson Ltd v Lowick Rose LLP: bending the law on damages to the point of breaking?

United Kingdom - July 28 2017 In 2006, Swynson Ltd proposed to lend £15m to finance a management buy-out. It instructed Lowick Rose LLP (then called Hurst, Morrison Thomson (HMT

Old problem, new solution: local councils look to preserve their green spaces from incursion and illegal fly tipping

United Kingdom - July 26 2017 There are few local authorities in the country that haven't experienced the enormous difficulties inherent in people setting up camp illegally in

The most famous case on the rule of law for a generation? Employment tribunal fees declared unlawful

United Kingdom - July 26 2017 The Supreme Court have, this morning, handed down Judgment in the case of R (on the application of UNISON) v Lord Chancellor 2017 UKSC 51 more

So vast a throng the stage can ne’er contain: litigation involving groups

United Kingdom - July 25 2017 Often, a litigator’s single greatest desire is for clarity: of instructions, tactics, or argument. Few circumstances can disrupt this as effectively

Did you see? You may have missed July 2017

United Kingdom - July 24 2017 The claimant and the defendant had jointly purchased the freehold of their building via a collective enfranchisement. They signed a declaration of