April 2014 Archive

What replaces a business lease if no formal replacement is negotiated?

Business leases on premises such as high street branches may be contracted out of the protection afforded by the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954. When these leases come to an end, the tenant has no statutory right to be granted a new tenancy. This article looks at what might replace the lease where a business stays in occupation informally and the consequences on any later termination.

Costs in Court of Protection personal welfare matters

The general rule in personal welfare proceedings in the Court of Protection is that each party bears their own costs. However, rule 159 of the Court of Protection Rules 2007 provides that in some circumstances, the court may depart from the general rule. When considering whether a different costs order should be made, the Court of Protection will consider several factors.

Brewin vs Charles Stanley: rival CEOs speak out

Brewin Dolphin’s decision to sue rival firm Charles Stanley has received qualified backing from wealth management CEOs. Brewin is suing six former senior employees from the office, known as the ‘Leicester Six’, alleging they breached their contracts and conspired with Charles Stanley to cause losses to their business. Charles Stanley has denied the claims and said it will ‘vigorously resist’ them.
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