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The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018

Leah Vincent
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What is the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018? The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 ( the Act) considerably changes a landlord’s obligations to its tenants and so it is important for landlords to understand these changes....

No-Fault Divorce Update

Emily Arnold
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The Divorce, Separation and Dissolution Bill, introduced in June 2019, presents provisions for no-fault divorce. Under the current law, one spouse has to make accusations about the other’s conduct whether that be ‘unreasonable behaviour’...

Varying a contract

Danielle Isaac
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As time marches on, relationships evolve often reflecting outside influences that affect those associations. Business relationships, in particular, often change direction to suit fluctuating markets, new competitors and ever diversifying customer bases. To...

Divorce Day 2020

Louise Rhys-Thomas
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The New Year is often a catalyst for reflection and resolutions. For many this will be a new gym membership or other goal for self-improvement, but for others this will be a fresh start and breaking free of what can have become a toxic relationship.   ...

The rise of Early Neutral Evaluation?

Emily Arnold
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The Court should be the last resort for separating parents or spouses in settling the arrangements for children following a relationship breakdown or resolving their financial settlement. In 2010, the Family Justice Review highlighted the importance of...

Nowhere to hide

Victoria Raven
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The recent case of Lonestar Communications Corp LLC v Kaye has served as a reminder that you cannot simply ignore a claim, however much you may wish it would go away. The Claimant made a claim for damages against a number of Defendants, one of which was...

Injunctions: a reassuring remedy?

Leah Vincent
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There are several options available to a landlord whose tenant is in breach of the lease, with remedies including forfeiture and damages to protect the landlord and/or to ensure the landlord is compensated for any loss. In what circumstances might a breach...

Warranties v Indemnities: understanding the differences

Danielle Isaac
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When parties to a transaction involving the sale and purchase of a business agree the main terms on which they are going to contract, the next step is for the buyer to investigate a little further and carry out a due diligence exercise. During this exercise...

Mistakes in Contracts: Will the Court intervene?

Andrew Turner
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The Court is often reluctant to interfere with the relationship between contracting parties.  If however there is a mistake in the drafting of a contract, a party can apply to the Court for rectification of that mistake.  Rectification is typically...

Civil partnerships for all? - An update

Julie Bennett
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Section 2 of the Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration Etc) Act 2019 requires the government to make and bring into force regulations to extend civil partnerships to mixed sex couples by 31 December 2019. Other countries, including South...

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