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Christmas Opening times

Please note that this firm will close for the Christmas break at midday on Friday the 22nd December 2017.We will re – open at 9.00 am on Tuesday the 2nd January 2018. We wish all of our clients , suppliers and professional colleagues a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Last call for Landlords in Wales!

If you are involved in the commercial letting of residential property in Wales, you would by now (hopefully!) be familiar with the requirement of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014 (“The Act”). The Act applies to all Landlords and Managing Agents that deal with property situated exclusively in Wales. The Act requires that all Landlords must .. read more

Notices and the Importance of getting them right

The recent High Court decision in Stodday Land Limited and Ripway Properties Limited V William Marsland Pye is an interesting decision in that it addresses the issue of the validity of a notice served upon a Tenant during the registration gap: namely the gap between completion of a sale of land and the registration by .. read more

Suspended Orders for possession –

A useful reminder The recent Court of Appeal decision in Cardiff City Council v Lee (2016 EWCA Civ 1034) should serve as a useful reminder as to what steps a landlord needs to take to enforce suspended orders for possession. It is sometimes the case that a landlord seeks possession of residential premises for breach .. read more

Litigation behaviour

It’s much better to engage The recent case of Kupeli and others v Sirketi (t/a Cyprus Turkish Airlines) serves as a timely reminder (if one were needed) of the dangers involved in parties failing to properly engage with the process and conducting litigation in an uncompromising manner. In this case the Defendant was accused of .. read more

Proportionality –

Another one bites the dust! We have reported previously that the rules regarding recovery of legal costs are undergoing massive change. For many years a winning party could expect to recover a substantial contribution towards their legal costs from a losing party. In our experience a figure around 75 – 80 % was not unusual. .. read more

The Importance of making a sensible offer

In some areas of Civil Litigation the successful Claimant is only allowed to recover fixed costs from the opponent if their claim is successful. The problem with that rule is that very often the costs incurred in bringing the claim are far higher than the fixed costs that one is allowed to recover from the .. read more

Christmas opening times

Please note that the firm will close at 12 pm on Thursday the 24th December 2015. We shall reopen at 9 am on Monday the 4th January 2016. We wish all of our clients and professional colleagues a merry Christmas and a happy new year.

End of the road…….

…….for motorists arguments over parking fines We would venture that most of us, at some point or another, have felt the sting of a parking ticket. A gentleman by the name of Mr Beavis certainly did and he did not take it lying down. Mr Beavis was fined £85 for overstaying his time in a .. read more

M&S loses in the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has recently handed down a decision which finally provides clarity as regards a tenant’s obligation to pay rent at the end of a lease. Marks and Spencer ( “M&S”) occupied office space at The Point in Paddington. In 2011 M&S exercised a break clause in the lease which had the effect of .. read more