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Removing the façade: A look behind the Building Safety Act 2022

United Kingdom - November 23 2022 It is five years since the tragic Grenfell disaster but defective cladding/dangerous living conditions and fire safety are still very much hot news…

Enough is Nuffield? Cross Class Cram Downs v landlords

United Kingdom - November 23 2022 The thorny issues of Restructuring Plans, “cross class cram down” and CVAs, have probably been dirty words in commercial landlord circles for some…

Turn the lights out

United Kingdom - November 23 2022 As winter draws near, the days grow shorter, temperatures dip, and businesses will be turning on the lights longer and the heating up higher; all…

Green related lawsuits: the sign of things to come

Global, United Kingdom - November 10 2022 While world leaders convene in Egypt for Cop 27 to discuss progress on The Paris Agreement, the legally binding international treaty on climate…

Recovering assets misappropriated by an attorney or deputy

United Kingdom - November 9 2022 The Alzheimer’s Society estimates that 209,600 people will develop dementia this year (one every three Minutes) and that 70 per cent of people in…

Civil Fraud Quarterly Round-Up: Q3 2022

United Kingdom - November 9 2022 This quarterly civil fraud update provides a summary of reported decisions handed down in the courts of England and Wales in the period July -…

A reminder of the risks of underestimating the responsibilities of being an executor

United Kingdom - October 13 2022 In this case, the High Court found that an executor had failed to comply with his duties as an executor and, subsequently, breache…

Contentious Trust and Probate Quarterly Round-Up: Q4 2022

United Kingdom - October 7 2022 This quarterly contentious trust and probate litigation update provides a summary of a cross-section of reported decisions handed down in the courts…

Will preparation labelled “reckless and quite possibly dishonest” in high profile will dispute

United Kingdom - September 27 2022 At the end of last year the High Court heard the case of Reeves v Drew & Others, which concerned a challenge to the validity of a will made by…

Proving a Missing Will

United Kingdom - August 15 2022 In the recent case of Cooper v Chapman [2022] EWHC 1000 (Ch), a Will of which the executed copy had been lost and of which only a draft on a computer…