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Does the automatic stay exclude all trespasser claims?

August 4th, 2020

High Court reaffirms blanket stay on possession claims Co-authored by Ranjeet Johal of Mills Chody LLP and James Poole of Ten Old Square Chambers Is any claim against ‘persons unknown’ excluded from the automatic stay on possession claims? This was the question that the High Court had to consider in Rahbarpoor v Suliman.  The claim […]

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Pensions on Divorce: some guidance WvH (Divorce Financial Remedies) (2020) EWFC B10

April 29th, 2020

In financial matters on divorce pensions are often important, sometimes critically so, but reported cases are very rare.  The publication of this recent case, decided on 24 February 2020, is helpful even though it was heard at Swindon Family Court and not in the High Court. The trial Judge, His Honour Judge Hess, is the […]

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COVID 19: REVISTING FRUSTRATION IN THE CONTEXT OF LEASES

April 20th, 2020

Co-Authored by Ranjeet Johal of Mills Chody LLP, Jeff Hardman and James Saunders of New Square Chambers How did we get here? Sweeping and unprecedented rules, previously unimaginable, have been enacted by the Government to delay the spread of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. Taken together, these changes constitute the most restrictive and draconian laws imposed […]

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Can an email signature bind you to the sale of property?

March 31st, 2020

Commentary on the decision in Neocleous & another v Rees [2019] EWHC 2462 (Ch) Introduction Section 2 of the Law of Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1989 (‘the Act’), provides (amongst other things) that a contract for the sale of land can only be made in writing, containing all of the agreed terms in a single […]

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Redevelopment as a ground of opposing a new lease

March 31st, 2020

Comment on the decision in London Kendal Street No. 3 Ltd v Daejan Investments Ltd [2019] Introduction A landlord may oppose an application by a tenant for a new lease of business premises under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (‘the Act’) on a number of different grounds. These are found in section 30 of […]

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Covid-19 Outbreak Update: Litigation – Landlord & Tenant

March 31st, 2020

On 3 March 2020 the Government set out a COVID-19 action plan, which outlined the steps that the Government has taken and future steps that it intends to take depending on how the situation develops. The plan set out the basis of emergency legislation that is being implemented in response to the outbreak. The legislation […]

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Make a will at home today

March 27th, 2020

A Will is a legal document that allows you to state what should happen to your assets (your money, property, investments and possessions) as well as your young children after you have passed away. Making a Will is important to ensure that after you die, your assets go to the people and organisations that you […]

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Coronavirus Notice

March 18th, 2020

Mills Chody is continuously reviewing the Government’s advice on the COVID-19 situation. The health and safety of our staff and our clients remains our utmost concern. In the meantime, Mills Chody remains open for business and we will continue to provide our usual service to our clients insofar as it is possible to do so. […]

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Can an email signature bind you to the sale of property?

January 30th, 2020

Commentary on the decision in Neocleous & another v Rees [2019] EWHC 2462 (Ch) Introduction Section 2 of the Law of Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1989 (‘the Act’), provides (amongst other things) that a contract for the sale of land can only be made in writing, containing all of the agreed terms in a single […]

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Valuing private companies on divorce

January 30th, 2020

In this case the Court of Appeal considered how to treat business assets on divorce. The sharing principle was applied which is, in essence, the equal division of matrimonial assets. The case was reported in the tabloids partly because of the sums involved and with the wife depicted as an “ex-factory girl” who had managed […]

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