An office is a "house", Lord Neuberger decides

A building designed as a house but exclusively used as an office is a "house" for leasehold enfranchisement purposes, Lord Neuberger, the Master of the Rolls, ha

05 Jul 2010

Djanogly launches comprehensive review of family justice

The Ministry of Justice has launched a comprehensive review of the family justice system, including both public law and privat

30 Jun 2010

Pretty vacant

With so many commercial properties lying empty because of the economic downturn, landlords should take advantage of the new, less formal 'meanwhile' leases, which are designed for short-ter

04 May 2010

Update: commercial property

Eugene McMahon and Janet Matthews consider cases involving authorised guarantee agreements, virtual assignments and rent as an expense o

20 Apr 2010

Finders, keepers

By using professional probate genealogists, practitioners can save time and money as well as significantly reduce the risk of claims from missing beneficiaries, says Andre

16 Mar 2010

Government takes direct control of legal aid as Regan resigns

The government has announced its intention to take direct control of legal aid by turning the Legal Services Commission into an executive agency of the Ministry o

03 Mar 2010

Privileged few

Not all documents issued by lawyers will benefit from the protection of privilege. Anna Pertoldi examines the latest trend

16 Feb 2010

Bearing the burden

The current market continues to keep commercial solicitors busy, and the introduction of the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme will present a whole new set of challenges, sa

15 Dec 2009

Update: commercial property

Milton McIntosh considers cases involving lease and licence distinction, the assignability and repudiation of agreements for lease, and the effect of the new compensation provisions on busines

24 Nov 2009