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J&P seminar - Managing Service Charge Recoveries.

Judge and Priestley LLP, the Bromley based solicitors, successfully held their latest Service Charges training seminar for public sector clients on Tuesday 21 st May 2019. The company are experts in all aspects of leasehold law and support many local...

Intestacy - What is it & when does it occur?

Intestacy refers to the law of inheritance which determines how an estate is distributed upon death. Intestacy occurs when someone dies without leaving a valid Will or a partial intestacy can arise when someone has left a valid Will which disposes some but...

Duties and Responsibilities of a Personal Representative

What is a Personal Representative? A Personal Representative (PR) is someone who sort outs the deceased’s affairs which includes managing and protecting their assets and distributing the estate. Where there is a Will, the ‘Executor’ will...

Refusal of planning permission for housing ruled unlawful

A planning inspector’s refusal to grant permission for a housing development has been ruled unlawful by the High Court. The case involved Green Lane Chertsey Developments and its proposal to build residential properties on three adjoining plots of...

Temporary change to probate applications as fees set to rise

The government has announced a temporary change to probate applications until a controversial new fee structure comes fully into effect. Probate is the process by which a person’s will is administered after their death. Currently there is a flat fee...

Government confirms changes to divorce law to end blame game

The government has confirmed that it will introduce new legislation to end the blame game for divorcing couples. It’s hoped the new approach will help reduce family conflict. The move follows a public consultation where family justice professionals...

Judge orders homeowner to pay builder in full for repair work

The High Court has ordered a homeowner to pay the full cost of repair work carried out on his property by a building company. The court heard that the homeowner, Sylvein Pinto, had asked ICCT Ltd to stop leaks in his basement. The work was not paid for so...

Court quashes sale of dementia patient's home to younger man

The High Court has set aside a transaction in which an 85-year-old sold her house at a considerable undervalue to a man 45 years her junior. The judge held that she did not fully understand what she was doing when she agreed to the sale. Ann Sybil Gurney...

Father prevented from making child contact applications for 3 years

Judges will not allow parents to make numerous contact applications spanning several years if the process could be detrimental to their children, as illustrated in a recent case before the Court of Appeal. The case involved a couple who had separated when...

Landlord entitled to end tenancies and demolish properties

The High Court has ruled that a landlord was entitled to terminate the tenancies on commercial properties so he could apply for planning permission to build houses. The case involved several tenants who provided aviation-related facilities from rented...
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