News & Publications: Ranjeet Johal

What is the scope of the Tribunal’s powers under s20C

August 17th, 2014

What is the scope of the Tribunal’s powers when making an order under section 20C of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985? In SCMLLA (Freehold) Limited [2014] UKUT 0058 (LC), the Upper Tribunal was required to consider the above question, following an appeal from the then LVT. Section 20C of the Landlord and Tenant Act […]

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A comment on the fallout from Mitchell v NGN

April 9th, 2014

A few months have now passed since the high profile decision by the Court of Appeal in Mitchell v NGN and, on the face of it, the outcome looks bleak for practitioners across the country. Litigation has become a procedural nightmare, causing sleepless nights and placing huge amounts of pressure on the already burdened shoulders […]

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New found flexibility in rectifying wills

April 3rd, 2014

Marley v Rawlings [2014] UKSC 2 The Supreme Court gave an important judgment on the ability of the Courts to rectify wills, under their statutory powers, in order to give effect to a testator’s intentions. The facts of this case were fairly straightforward. Mr and Mrs Rawlings had instructed a solicitor to prepare for them […]

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MacGregor v B M Samuels Finance Group Plc [2013] UKUT 471 (LC)

October 31st, 2013

How far does the jurisdiction of the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) extend when dealing with service charge disputes? A comment on the decision in MacGregor v B M Samuels Finance Group Plc [2013] UKUT 471 (LC). The Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) recently gave a ruling limiting the First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) (“the Tribunal”)’s jurisdiction […]

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Comment on Prudential v HMRC

January 28th, 2013

On 23 January 2013, the Supreme Court refused to extend legal advice privilege to accountants offering tax advice in R (on the application of Prudential plc and another) v Special Commissioner of Income Tax and another [2013] UKSC 1. The reasoning behind legal advice privilege is simple: it promotes full and frank communications between lawyers […]

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Further clarification on the Limitation Act

June 21st, 2012

The Limitation Act 1980 – further clarification The recent decision by the Court of Appeal in Page and Others v Hewetts Solicitors and Another [2012] EWCA Civ 805 provided further clarification on the role the court office plays in a Claimant’s compliance with the Limitation Act 1980. Facts The Defendant firm acted for the Claimants […]

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