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Some Philosophical Fun

A few years ago Jonathan Gaunt QC gave a lecture in the Blundell series on Estoppel by Convention, the paper can be viewed below.

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CODE RENEWALS – PART 5 PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE POST-On Tower UK Ltd v AP Wireless II (UK) Ltd [2022] UKUT 152(LC)

The Upper Tribunal is now routinely sending telecoms site renewals issued under Part 5 of the Code over to the First-tier Tribunal (“the FTT”) in Birmingham. A high-volume of cases are being transferred in this way, prior to the first CMH. James Tipler and Fern Schofield have provided a summary below.

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THE LEASEHOLD REFORM (REASONABLENESS OF SERVICE CHARGES) BILL

Jonathan Gaunt QC, Toby Boncey and Taylor Briggs have produced an article on the the Leasehold Reform (Reasonableness of Service Charges) Bill, which was introduced by Baroness Kennedy of Cradley in the House of Lords on 13 July 2022.

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Property Litigation column: The registration gap and possession proceedings

Philip Sissons discusses whether a purchaser can serve a section 8 or section 21 notice under the Housing Act 1988, or start possession proceedings at court, in the period between the date of completion of a purchase and the time at which its application to be registered as the new proprietor at HM Land Registry has been completed.

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Following success in the Court of Appeal, Edward Blakeney analyses the Judgment in Nectrus Limited v UCP Plc [2022] EWCA Civ 949.

On 11 July 2022 the Court of Appeal allowed Nectrus Limited’s second application under CPR 52.30. The previous decision of another Court of Appeal Judge was affected by apparent bias and the Judge should have recused himself, and exceptional grounds were made out to justify re-opening the appeal. What are the key points to take-away from the case?

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