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National law firm Freeths has strengthened its Property Litigation team in Bristol following the appointment of David Shakesby. He joins as a Director from Osborne Clarke. With over 25 years’ experience, David specialises in advice and disputes relating to energy networks and renewables, focusing on a mix of issues relating to land rights, planning, compulsory […]

This is an interesting decision of the Chancery Division, which is a hybrid between the ordinary principles of contract law applicable to the proper construction of property documents and covenants and the principles of public law (and particularly those relating to the lawfulness and rationality of decisions) where the parties to a property contract are […]

RAAC has become the new buzzword in the news recently, but what is it and what should you do if you have it? What is RAAC? Reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (or RAAC) is a building material used as an alternative to traditional concrete. It is porous and is commonly described as “bubbly”. The Standing Committee […]

Courts make orders all the time, and the court expects people to do what they are ordered to do. The consequences of not complying with a court order can be serious, as demonstrated by the recent case of Jones v Hamilton (acting through his Trustees in Bankruptcy) [2023] EWHC 1216 (Ch), which started with the […]

In the past few weeks there has been extensive press reporting of the King’s desire to move his younger brother Prince Andrew, Duke of York, from his current residence Royal Lodge to the rather less grand Frogmore Cottage, former UK residence of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Royal Lodge is a grade II listed, […]

National law firm Freeths has appointed real estate litigation lawyer, David Quinn as Director in its Bristol team. He joins from Ince. With over 13 years’ experience, he advises corporates, high-net-worth individuals, investors, local authorities, estate managers, landowners, collective leaseholders and management companies across all aspects of real estate. David has a particular focus on […]

A welcome from the editor… Welcome to the latest edition of the Real Estate Legal Update. Case Law update: This quarter, the supreme courts both in England and Wales and in Scotland have been busy. We look at the meaning of land having been ‘identified for potential development’ in the context of town or village […]

The seminal decision in Hudson v Hathway was handed down on 14 December 2022, shortly before the Christmas break.  It prompted something of a flurry in the legal press, particularly as the decision confirmed that which many practitioners had suspected for some time:  that, notwithstanding the decisions in Stack v Dowden [2007] UKHL 17 and […]

A welcome from the editor…. Welcome to the latest edition of the Real Estate Legal Update. This quarter, we look at cases on adverse possession and what amounts to an unequivocal intention to possess; what issues can arise when a landlord wants to develop the airspace above a building; what happens when an overseas company […]

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