Tomorrow (Friday 1 October) the notice periods for residential possessions go back to their pre-Covid 19 crisis lengths.
Yesterday, in an important judgment in Rakusen v Jepson & Ors, the Court of Appeal found that a superior landlord is unable to be a respondent to an application for a rent repayment order where the property is an unlicensed HMO.
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.
Joshua Swirsky and Christine Cooper acted in a case considering local authority responsibility for young asylum seekers whose age had been challenged.
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.
The issue with which the appeal was concerned was the decision to join a child’s foster parents, who had a wish to adopt the child, to the care proceedings.
Hertfordshire Local Authority (the LA) applied for a reporting restriction order (RRO) in proceedings concerning three children whose mother was murdered by their father.
A father’s unsuccessful attempt to appeal against an adoption order in favour of the child’s step-father.
Rebecca Davies considers this case concerning an application by a father for return of two children to Spain under the 1980 Hague Convention.
Application by wife for non-recognition of Chinese divorce. Application dismissed.