IMPORTANT UPDATE: COVID-19

  March 2, 2018
When a domestic landlord rents a property they should ensure that the property has a valid Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). This gives an energy performance rating of a property and gives recommendations in how to make a property more energy efficient. This gives a rating between A and G (A being the best rating).
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  February 16, 2018
A pilot scheme launched today will test a fully video courtroom with members of the public for the first time. Witnesses and victims already give evidence by video link in some criminal and civil trials, but in this development everyone, including the judge, advocates and parties, will participate in the hearing over the internet, albeit the judge will be located in the court room.
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  February 6, 2018
The current Civil Procedure Rules allow for claim forms to be served on a defendant at their usual address if known, or the last known address where the claimant does not know the current address or where the defendant has not provided a current address. If, once served, there is no response to the claim form within the required time limit then the claimant is permitted to request that judgment be entered by default. This results in a County Court Judgment, or CCJ, being registered against the defendant and against the address that was used for service.
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  January 4, 2018
The current Civil Procedure Rules allow for claim forms to be served on a defendant at their usual address if known, or the last known address where the claimant does not know thecurrent address or where the defendant has not provided a current address
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  August 4, 2017
The press have been afloat with coverage of The Court of Appeal decision in the Ilott v Mitson case whereby Heather Ilott has been awarded money from her late mother’s estate despite her late mother specifically excluding her from her Will.
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  July 28, 2017
Civil litigation has been the poor relation of the vast bulk of legal activities certainly when set against Commercial Intellectual Property and Construction Law.
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  July 11, 2017
In March 2017 the Judicial Executive Board revealed plans for the specialist jurisdictions of the High Court of England & Wales to be known collectively as The Business and Property Courts of England & Wales (B&PCS).
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  May 18, 2017
In a recent decision the Court of Appeal has given useful advice to property owners on when to erect warning signs – and when not to do so.
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