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Avoiding an Accidental Sale of Land

18 Oct 2019

Neocleous v Rees [2019] EWHC 2462 (ch) What happened in this case? The parties were in dispute about the use of a right of way. Rees' solicitors emailed Neocleous's solicitors, offering to transfer land in settlement of the dispute. The name of the solicitor was automatically…

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Forbes Solicitors Celebrates Legal 500 Successes

02 Oct 2019

Forbes Solicitors is celebrating after being recommended in 15 Legal 500 categories and ranking as a Top Tier Firm, with 35 lawyers listed as recommended. Forbes' category recommendations are up one from last year, with Contentious Trusts and Probate being ranked for the first time. The…

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Restrictive Covenants in Long Leases

01 Oct 2019

Shaviram Normandy Ltd v Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council [2019] UKUT 256 (LC), the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chambers). What happened in this case? Shaviram Normandy Ltd (Shaviram) was the tenant of a purpose-built office building let on a long headlease. The use was restricted to offices…

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Education Case Studies

26 Sep 2019

Costs down the drain The Dispute Resolution team at Forbes recently acted for an academy trust which had a vexatious claim issued against it by a neighbour. The neighbour's garden backed onto the school's playing field and he issued a claim for nuisance, alleging that his garden would…

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Disputes Over Fish and Solar Panels

24 Sep 2019

Borwick Development Solutions Ltd v Clear Water Fisheries Ltd What happened in this case? Borwick created lakes on its freehold land and populated them with fish before running the site as a commercial fishery whereby anglers could come and fish for sport, returning any fish they caught…

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Tenant Break Notices

30 Jul 2019

What is a break clause? A break clause is a term in a lease which allows a party (usually the tenant) to end the lease earlier than the contractual end date. The advantage to a tenant is that if they are unsure about the profitability of the business at that location, they can vacate sooner…

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Forbes Appoints Michael Chambers To Lead Growing Dispute Resolution Team

08 Jul 2019

Leading legal firm Forbes Solicitors has appointed Michael Chambers as Partner and head of its growing Dispute Resolution team. The team has also been boosted by the arrival of Laura Hallett Lea as an Associate, Jordan Davies as a Solicitor, Andrew Wilkinson as a Paralegal and Sophie Jackson as a…

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The Power of a Part 36 Offer to Settle

04 Jul 2019

JLE v Warrington & Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust [2019] What is a Part 36 Offer? A Part 36 offer is an offer to settle a case pursuant to Part 36 of the Civil Procedure Rules. There are unique consequences for an offeree who rejects a Part 36 offer and then fails to 'beat…

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