Nice Try, No Cigar! Developer Fails To Acquire Land Under An Option Agreement At Low Value

Fishbourne Developments Ltd v Stephens [2020] EWCA Civ 1704 In this recent case, the Court of Appeal ruled that a Developer was not entitled to acquire 117 acres of land...


Shapton v Seviour – A Shift Towards A Rise In Hopeless Inheritance Act Claims?

The recent case of Shapton v Seviour has highlighted that claims being pursued in accordance with the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (Act), are being made with...


A Guide To Pre-Nuptial Agreements

2020 will be a year to remember for a number of reasons. But for many it will be the disappointment of delaying their wedding. If you find yourself in a situation...


Constructive Trusts – Don’t Forget The Detriment

The Court of Appeal has restated the importance of establishing detrimental reliance when claiming the existence of a common intention constructive trust in the case of O’Neil v Holland [2020]...


Be Careful When Acquiring ‘Open Space’ From A Local Authority

A recent case (R (on the application of Day) v Shropshire Council & Others [2020] EWCA Civ 1751) has highlighted the requirement that, before a Local Authority disposes of land...


Peloton In A Spin? Mad Dogg Athletics Files Patent Infringement Claim

What a difference a year can make. This time last year, fitness juggernaut Peloton was reported to have lost $1.5 billion in value, following the release of a Christmas advert...


Business Interruption Insurance – What The Supreme Court’s Ruling Means For Businesses

The Supreme Court has handed down its conclusion in a case testing whether insurers should pay out on claims for Covid-related losses under business interruption cover. Below, we have outlined...


Business Minister Advises Businesses To Provide Greater Support To Employees Who Are Suffering From Domestic Abuse

The Business Minister, Paul Scully, has commented that businesses “have a duty” to support their employees who are suffering from domestic abuse and that the majority of UK employers are...


Disputes With An Executor Of A Deceased’s Estate

It is common for executors to be in dispute about how a deceased’s estate should be administered. A beneficiary of an estate may also feel as though the executor is...


Propounding A Will By Summary Judgment

We recently wrote about the case of Knipe v British Racing Drivers’ Motor Sport Charity & others, which considered how the Court would interpret purported ambiguous legacies. The decision in...


Unmarried Couples & Relationship Breakdown

During these difficult times, relationships are under even more pressure than usual. If you have decided that your relationship has come to an end, living arrangements with your partner will...


Can My Employer Make Me Get A Covid-19 Vaccine?

December saw the highly anticipated rollout of the Pfizer vaccination in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, with more than 130,000 people receiving the jab within the first week of...