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Court of Appeal in IVF breach of contract claim

Hughes Paddison’s Head of Litigation, Rachel Stewart, represents the claimant (ARB) in a much publicised High Court case in which a father sued an IVF clinic for over £1 million, after a frozen embryo was thawed and implanted into his...

Hughes Paddison advise on acquisition of land for Badhams

The name Badhams is a very familiar name on many Gloucestershire high streets with its 18 pharmacist stores across Cheltenham, Gloucester, the Cotswolds and Forest of Dean. Paul Engelbrecht from Hughes Paddison has been working with the firm on...

Property Disputes - Quarterly Update - Summer 2017

You can download the latest edition of our Property Disputes Quarterly Update, Summer 2017 via the link at the bottom of this preview of what is featured. Stories include: WHEN DOES "OR" NOT MEAN "OR"? A landlord’s notice...

Ask the expert: Lee Hibbert, ER Systems Global

In our latest "Ask the expert" feature Andrew Turner caught up with Lee Hibbert, Chairman of ER Systems Global.                      Lee Hibbert - Chairman of ER Systems ER Systems...

When does "or" not mean "or"?

A landlord’s notice was ruled not to have been validly served despite the lease apparently giving the landlord two alternative addresses for service. The case of Grimes v The Trustees of the Essex Farmers & Union Hunt is a case that has driven...

International Perspective: Brooklyn wins fight to preserve mural

A huge mural of The Notorious B.I.G on the side of a house in Brooklyn was set to be destroyed due to the owner’s plans to renovate the building. The Notorious B.I.G. an American rapper who died in 1997 who featured in the mural that was...

Property Disputes - Questions and Answers - Summer 2017

I am about to issue a claim against someone and I do not want that person to know my home address. Am I able to give my address as “care of” my solicitors?  The general rule is that a claimant must state on the Claim Form an address at...

Hughes Paddison involved in high profile IVF case

Hughes Paddison’s Head of Litigation, Rachel Stewart, represents the claimant in a much publicised High Court case in which a father is suing an IVF clinic for over £1 million, after a frozen embryo was thawed and implanted into his...

Restrictive covenants: the Lands Tribunal or the Court?

The Lands Tribunal has the power under Section 84(1) of the Law of Property Act 1925 to modify or remove a restrictive covenant affecting land. There are various grounds for removal or modification. The Tribunal does not however have the power to determine...

Damages: is it the court's role to punish people?

In the case of Marathon Asset Management LLP v Seddon, the trial judge stated that “ punishment and deterrence are not purposes for which damages for civil wrongs can be awarded in English law ”. In this case, the claimant was one of three...
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