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Commercial Property - Questions and Answers

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...

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 owner, Samuel Berkowitz, had originally demanded $1,250 a month to keep the mural in place but...

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...

Professional in the Hot Seat - Jonathan Rathbone

We caught up with Jonathan Rathbone, Hughes Paddison’s new Director tasked with growing the Company and Commercial Department. Jon joins Hughes Paddison from international law firm, DAC Beachcroft, bringing with him more than 14 years’...

Property Disputes - Quarterly Update - Spring

You can download the latest edition of our Property Disputes Quarterly Update, Spring 2017 via the link at the bottom of this preview of what is featured. Stories include: A SOLICITOR COVER UP BUT "NO DISHONESTY" We look at a case where a...

Hughes Paddison in major Court of Appeal divorce case

Hughes Paddison represented the husband in the widely reported Divorce case of Owens v Owens heard by the Court of Appeal recently. The case was notable in that the Court of Appeal refused to overrule the judge hearing the case last year when he had...

Disinheriting your children - the Supreme Court speaks out

Judgment was handed down this week in Heather Ilott’s battle in the Supreme Court involving her claim against her late mother’s Estate. Mrs Ilott had been disinherited and was doing battle with charities that her mother had chosen to be...
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