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  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    Victory for Landlords and Section 21 notices – Long Overdue?
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    It isn’t often residential landlords get a break from the litigious world of renting out a property.  We act for landlords regularly in both the serving of notices for possession and in the possession proceedings themselves.  Imagine our surprise and delight in the litigation team when we heard of the almost unbelievable decision handed down… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    Damage caused by Trees – Liability of Council
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    In the recent case of Robbins –v- Bexley London Borough Council [2013] EWCA Civ 1233, the Court of Appeal upheld a decision of the High Court to award a landowner £150,000.00 by way of compensation for damage caused to her property by trees growing at least 33 metres away in a local park. The local authority… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    What is ‘ADR’?
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      ADR is ‘Alternative Dispute Resolution’, the umbrella term used for different ways of attempting to settle a claim outside the court forum.  There are many different types of ADR including mediation with an independent mediator, round table meetings (where the parties meet with their legal representatives or alone) and arbitration. ADR can be a… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    I’ve just issued a claim at Court, am I expected to mediate? Update!
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    We have previously written about the importance of considering mediation in any litigation matter. Mediation was addressed in a recent case called PGF II SA v OMFS Company 1 Ltd [2013].  Here, the Court of Appeal considered what the response of the court should be to a party who declined to respond in any way… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    Court on Camera
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    On 31 October 2013 the excitement in the litigation team here at EHL was at an all time high with the first television broadcast of a hearing being conducted in the Court of Appeal.   Filming followed a partial lifting of the long-standing ban on cameras in court.  Defendants, witnesses and victims will not be… Learn more

  • Leanne Hathaway - Tax and Trusts
    The role of a solicitor: mental capacity to draft a Will
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      A Court of Appeal decision has said that strong evidence is required to find that a testator lacks mental capacity to make a Will when an experienced solicitor had prepared the will and contemporaneously recorded the view that they had capacity (although in this case the will was invalid for other reasons) – Hawes… Learn more

  • Jobseekers could see compensation payouts as government ‘slavery’ schemes are deemed illegal
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    Jobseekers who have been forced into unpaid ‘work experience’ by the government could be set to receive windfall compensation payouts after the Court of Appeal deemed the back-to-work schemes to be akin to slavery. Several Jobseekers Allowance claimants have been battling through court proceedings to try and have the government schemes – which require participants… Learn more


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