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  • 21.09.2015 MURALS AND THE LAW OF LANDLORD AND TENANT... The High Court has recently had to decide who owns a mural which has been painted on the side of a leasehold property, in the case of The Creative Foundation Limited v....
  • 21.08.2015 A TALE OF TWO STOREYS – DEFINING THE UNIT OF VALUATION FOR... ‘Business rates’ are amongst the oldest taxes in England. They are a tax not on persons or businesses but on property and that is the key to understanding them. They give rise...
  • 29.07.2015 Ilott v. Mitson, really a sea change?... There has been a lot of media attention over the past day or so over the decision of the Court of Appeal in Ilott v. Mitson [2015] EWCA Civ 797. For example,...
  • 24.07.2015 The Consumer Rights Act 2015... Legal protections for consumers have developed over the past 45 years in piecemeal fashion with the result that these statutory rights are located in a variety of statutory sources; both national and...
  • 10.07.2015 Trustee removal: bringing harmony where there could be discord... The recent case of James v Williams [2015] EWHC Civ 1166 (Ch) is interesting on its facts and procedure, and provides an illustration of the court’s flexible approach where there is a...
  • 24.06.2015 Service charges in the supreme court: Arnold v Britton and ORS [2015]... On 10 June 2015, the Supreme Court gave judgment in the case of Arnold v Britton and ors [2015] UKSC 36, by far the most significant case concerning service charge provisions to...
  • 23.06.2015 Private Parking Charges: Watch this space... In ParkingEye Ltd v Beavis [2015] EWCA Civ 402 the Court of Appeal considered the notoriously grey area of private parking charges. It is a question that has troubled laymen and lawyers...
  • 24.06.2015 A customer where? Cross-border passing off claims... The Supreme Court recently dismissed the Claimant’s appeal in Starbucks (HK) Ltd v British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc [2015] UKSC 31, a case which has significant implications for cases of alleged passing...
  • 22.06.2015 Dellal: An unusual case... It is not unusual to see a widow bring a family provision claim (under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants Act 1975) against the estate of her late husband, where through...
  • 20.06.2015 Injunctions, a new regime for damages in lieu... For over one hundred years the decision of the Court of Appeal in Shelfer v. City of London Electric Lighting Co [1895] 1 Ch 287 governed the circumstances in which damages in...