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Restriction modified but compensation payable

An application under section 84(1), Law of Property Act 1925 sought the modification of a restriction on development in relation to No 11 Oakfield Glade (known as Oak House). The house in the case in question, Martin v Lipton & Ors, was on the Oakfield...

Could the court grant equitable relief from forfeiture?

The Manchester Ship Canal Company Ltd v Vauxhall Motors Ltd was a case about equitable relief from forfeiture. Specifically, the issue in question was whether the court had jurisdiction to grant such relief from the loss of rights to make use of...

Public spaces and encampment - what is the law?

The Court of Appeal, on an appeal from the High Court, has set out a series of principles that tackle the issue of encampment in public spaces by gypsies and travellers. The case, The London Borough of Bromley v Persons Unknown (Rev 3), was an appeal...

No real consensus on village green cases at the Supreme Court

Two appeals have been heard in the Supreme Court in relation to applications to register land as a town or village green. The cases are R (on the application of Lancashire County Council) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural...

Upper Tribunal considers whether service charges validly demanded

The Upper Tribunal was asked whether services charges were reasonable in the case of Residents Company Limited v Hyslop. The appellant, 38/41 CHG Residents Company Limited, was the freeholder of 39 and 41 Craven Hill Gardens. The respondent, Ms Hyslop, held...

Mixed Sex Civil Partnerships Legalised

Until now, mixed sex couples in England and Wales have not had the option to choose between entering into a civil partnership or marriage. From 2 December 2019, The Civil Partnership (Opposite-sex Couples) Regulations 2019 allowed mixed sex couples to...

The rise of Probate Disputes

The last 5 years has seen probate disputes in the High Court increasing year after year. Many people assume that when someone makes a will the will is final and beneficiaries and family members are stuck with it.  However, more and more people are now...

Residential Landlord Free Legal Advice Wednesday 29 January

As a Residential Landlord, you may have numerous issues, from drafting the tenancy agreement and lodging the deposit correctly, to ensuring that you follow the complex procedural requirements. You may have issues with rent arrears and want to evict your...

J&P Fixed fee divorce in January 2020

New Year, New Start Fixed fee divorce in January 2020 January is busy time of year for family lawyers and sees an increase in the number of clients filing for divorce. Emotions run high during the festive period which can lead to already struggling...

The Royal Borough of Kingston-upon-Thames ordered to reimburse tenant's overpayments for water charges

The Royal Borough of Kingston-upon-Thames (“Kingston”) entered into an agreement with Thames Water Utilities Limited (“TWU”)  in 2003 until 2017. Many other councils in London and Thames Valley entered into similar agreements...
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