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Occupying empty property: business rates
  • Shoosmiths LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 17 2018

In a decision that will be welcomed by property owners, a recent case has considered the meaning of 'occupation' in the context of business rates and


Delivering the promises for leasehold reform
  • CMS
  • United Kingdom
  • October 17 2018

On 15 October 2018, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government launched a consultation paper, Implementing reforms to the leasehold


Can an individual be held personally liable for a firm's contractual losses?
  • Boyes Turner LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 17 2018

In the recent case of Palmer Birch (A Partnership) v (1) Michael Lloyd and (2) Christopher Lloyd 2018 EWHC, the High Court considered the


Listed buildings
  • Brodies LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 11 2018

The opening of the public inquiry into the development of the former Royal High School in Edinburgh has heightened interest in listed buildings. Royal


Civil Fraud Quarterly Round-Up: Q3 2018
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • October 11 2018

In my civil fraud quarterly round up Q1-2018 I mentioned the freezing injunction against ‘persons unknown’ made in the ground-breaking litigation of


Shakespeare v Martin - Motorcyclists Beware
  • Anthony Gold
  • United Kingdom
  • October 11 2018

The case of Shakespeare v Martin relates to a liability only High Court trial in respect of a road traffic accident on 9 June 2015. Mr Shakespeare was


Landlords - enforcing a tenant’s keep open clause
  • Brodies LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 10 2018

With high street trading continuing to falter, the question of whether a landlord can oblige a tenant to continue trading has once again come back


Proving force majeure claims: a difficult enterprise
  • White & Case LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 9 2018

Two recent English High Court decisions highlight the difficulty in successfully establishing a claim to force majeure. Even if there is no dispute


Who can use the NHS for free?
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • October 9 2018

The UK’s National Health Service was created in 1948 as a comprehensive service which was free of charge and available to all. Charges were introduced


Restrictions on the use of land under Inclosure Awards: how can they be modified or avoided?
  • Hardwicke
  • United Kingdom
  • October 8 2018

The system of inclosure (sometimes called ‘enclosure’) of common land has existed for many hundreds of years, but the system was gradually formalised