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  • Being A Residential Landlord Has Become More Challenging

    December 2020

    The law around residential tenancies has seen some significant changes in recent times, first in July 2019 with the Healthy Homes Standards and then in August 2020 with an overhaul of the residential tenancies legislation. There are now more obligations on Landlords ...

  • Breach Of Contract And The Right To Cancel – What Is An Essential Term?

    December 2020

    There has been recent High Court consideration of Section 37 Contract and Commercial Law Act regarding a party’s entitlement to cancel a contract “if induced into it by a misrepresentation” or “if a term of the contract is or will be breached”. D sought recovery ...

  • Harmful Digital Communications Cyber-Bullying And Harassment

    December 2020

    The Harmful Digital Communications Act 2015 (HDCA) has been in force for several years, but in our experience most people remain largely unaware of its purpose and provisions. The HDCA criminalises the worst forms of digital bullying and harassment and also provides ...

  • Oh, What a Year!!!

    December 2020

    Who would have guessed, at the beginning of 2020, what a year we would have to face with the upheaval of Covid-19 and the economic consequences that have followed. A second wave of Covid-19 and further lockdowns have not helped. For us, ...

  • Recent Family Protection Act Decisions

    December 2020

    In 2019, I wrote an article headed “Obligations when making a Will”. In particular, I focussed on the provisions of the Family Protection Act (“the Act”) – who could claim, the evidence required from the claimant and the criteria that the ...

  • What Is A Calderbank Offer?

    September 2020

     A Calderbank offer, otherwise known as a “Without Prejudice Save as to Costs” offer, is a tactic that can be used to settle a dispute for a lower amount and avoid going to a court trial.  This tactic is named after a ...

  • Commercial Leases

    September 2020

    Seeking to update the terms by way of variationArrangements regarding leases have been a hot topic with the recent business disruptions due to COVID19 and have highlighted that not every Deed of Lease is the same.   A Deed of Lease can be ...

  • Business Sales

    September 2020

    Due Diligence and Restraints of Trade If you are considering selling your business, there are a number of key things you need to think about to avoid post sale problems. Two, in particular, are the due diligence process and any restraint of ...

  • Two’s Company, Three’s A...?

    September 2020

    What qualifies as a relationship? A case recently decided by the High Court under the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 (“the Act”) was one where the Judge had to make the decision as to whether the Court has jurisdiction to determine relationship property ...

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