Expert witness, disputes and litigation

Proportionality in boundary disputes

As well as providing an excellent summary of the law on how to go about the job of determining the position of a legal boundary, a recent decision of Judge Ewan...

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Compulsory mediation

As per previous posts here and here, compulsory mediation is now “baked in” to the court process for small claims with effect from 22 May 2024. The announcement from the Ministry...

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Is mandatory ADR lawful?

This is the question that has just been answered by the Court of Appeal in an extremely important and eagerly awaited judgment that was handed down yesterday (29 November 2023). The...

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Arbitration Bill

Our Mark Sanders is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and was on the editorial team that produced the RICS guidance note on rural arbitration. He also contributed to...

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Too late to change your mind

The recent case of Spencer v Spencer [2023] EWHC 2050 (Ch) provides a useful canter through the authorities and legal principles that underpin a successful proprietary estoppel claim. The judgment was...

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Disguised notices to quit

Hard on the heels of the publication of the Rock Review, which we reported on here, comes an example of the type of behaviour from a landlord’s representative that Baroness Rock...

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Expert witness wins costs appeal

Ever since the Supreme Court abolished immunity from suit for breach of duty that expert witnesses had enjoyed in relation to their participation in legal proceedings prior to Jones v Kaney...

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Happy Christmas

We wish all our clients and contacts a very happy Christmas and look forward to working with them to unlock whatever opportunities the New Year may bring. Our offices will be...

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Invalid notice to quit

The legal world is excited about a recent decision of the Court of Appeal concerning a notice to quit an agricultural holding. The facts are unusual in that there was an...

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The death of Her Majesty the Queen

We join the many other organisations and individuals in expressing our deep sadness at the death of Her Majesty the Queen. We also reflect on her long life of dedication and...

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