The Business and Property Courts’ Disclosure Pilot under Practice Direction 51U will be extended until 31 December 2022. This is unlikely to surprise most lawyers practising in Business and Property.
Jonathan Pennington Legh acted recently in a case concerning Japanese knotweed. As Japanese knotweed seems to be becoming more prevalent, he considers how the related legislation impacts landowners particularly local authorities or other bodies (eg railway companies) and practical steps for them to take.
Max Thorowgood comments on the government response to the Law Commission’s recommendations for updating the Land Registration Act 2002 and highlights key recommendations as well as criticisms of the report.
Max Thorowgood reviews this High Court case in which he represented the appellants. The claimants claimed title to a passageway between two commercial buildings by reason of adverse possession.
Landlords should be aware that from Monday (1 June) the Tenants Fees Act applies to tenancies and licences whenever they were granted.
Alistair Cantor represented the successful respondent, a residents’ association, in a High Court appeal against a ‘negative declaration’ in effect confirming that the appellants (a local authority and another party) did not enjoy the benefit of any easements over a private road.
Sarah McKeown defended the successful local authority in a claim for judicial review concerning planning permission. Permission to bring the claim had been refused on the papers and the claimant requested an oral hearing to renew his application for permission to bring a judicial review.
Many boundary disputes depend on factual findings made regarding historical documents, which often came into existence for other purposes. Although appeals on questions of fact that have been determined by a trial judge are nowadays rare, and tend to be discouraged by the appellate courts, Boas v Aventure shows how the court is likely to approach such a boundary dispute appeal.