Coronavirus Act 2020 – Business Tenancies

Coronavirus Act 2020 – Business Tenancies

The government have now enacted provisions to prevent forfeiture claims being brought against businesses as a result of the crisis. From the 26 March 2020 to 30 June 2020 (the “relevant period”), a landlord’s right of re-entry or forfeiture arising from non-payment of...
Coronavirus Act 2020 – Residential Tenancies

Coronavirus Act 2020 – Residential Tenancies

On 18th March 2020, the Government issued a press release stating that emergency legislation would be introduced to “suspend new evictions from social or private rented accommodation while this national emergency is taking place” and “no new possession proceedings...
Contentious Probate Update – Spring/Summer 2017

Contentious Probate Update – Spring/Summer 2017

Hand and Campbell v George and Stanhope [2017] EWHC 533 (Ch) This was a case decided by Mrs Justice Rose relating to a will trust made by Mr Henry Hand in 1946. Background Henry Hand’s will left the residue of his estate to his three children in equal shares...
Contentious Probate Update – Spring/Summer 2017

9,000% increase in Probate Fees – More Inheritance Disputes?

From May of this year, the fee for rubber-stamping an inheritance is set to increase by over 9,000% in England and Wales for some estates. Probate fees, which are the fees paid to the Courts for overseeing the discharge of a deceased’s estate, will increase to £20,000...
Contentious Probate Update – Spring/Summer 2017

Litigants in Person – Special Treatment by the Courts?

There are an increasing number of parties in civil proceedings that are deciding to represent themselves, as litigants in person. The reasons for this are not entirely clear but are likely to be linked to the significant increase in court fees, legal aid cuts, the...
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