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Dispute Resolution

Insights

9th April 2024

Rise in inheritance disputes

Inheritance disputes are on the rise, with just under 400 probate cases reaching the Courts in the first 9 months of 2023, but this does not even scratch…

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26th March 2024

Potential claim on Professor Dumbledore’s Estate

Sir Michael Gambon, famously known to play Professor Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter series, died in September 2023. His death has raised various questions into the administration…

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26th February 2024

Mistry and Ors v Wallace Estates Limited – remediation orders and a question of relevant defects         

 Case law is now starting to trickle through and currently, in the spotlight, are the First-tier Tribunal (FTT) cases concerning Remediation Orders (RO) and Remediation Contribution Orders (RCOs).…

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23rd February 2024

Van Herpen v Green and Green – The provision of Gas Safety Certificates and associated Building Regulations Compliance Certificates

Background - Van-Herpen v Green and Green (2023) This case concerned a claim by a landlord for possession on the basis of an expired Section 21 notice. The…

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20th February 2024

Renters Reform Bill: Update on the Abolition of the Section 21 Notice

Under the Renters Reform Bill (“the Bill”), it is proposed that the Section 21 notice will be scrapped and instead, landlords will be required to satisfy one of…

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16th February 2024

Let’s Update You – Landlord’s Responsibility for Flooding in Properties Let Out Under an AST

Section 11 Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 (“LTA”) Where a property let out under an assured shorthold tenancy (“AST”), floods – either as a result of rain or…

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5th February 2024

Triathlon Homes LLP v Stratford Village Development Partnership & others

In a significant case applying the Building Safety Act 2022 (“BSA”) the First Tier Tribunal (“FTT”) has made an £18 million contribution order against a developer, which includes…

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29th January 2024

High Court provides clarification on JCT contractor termination rights and confirms dangers of getting it wrong

The recent High Court decision of Providence Building Services Limited -v- Hexagon Housing Association Limited [2023] provided clarification on a contractor’s right to terminate its employment under a…

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16th January 2024

Court battle between children and stepchildren over esteemed engineer’s £5.4m estate

The estate of a successful business owner who later trained as a helicopter pilot, but more importantly known as the engineer behind the early foetal heart monitor is…

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9th January 2024

Considering the importance of Knowledge and Approval

The case of Richefond and others v Dillon and others highlights the importance of knowledge and approval when making a valid will. What happened? Following the discovery of…

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