November saw an influx of mortgage matters for Clare Anslow, where she has been advising mortgagees, mortgagors and trustees in relation to a wide range of mortgage possession issues. In December Clare is off to the FTT (Land Registration) to argue about beneficial interests in a property capable of protection by a restriction of the register. Clare’s Christmas tree is being delivered on 19 December and thereafter she will spend the rest of December drinking mulled wine and eating mince pies, whilst entertaining a stream of relatives from around the country.
In November Andy Creer & Brie Stephens Hoare-QC spoke at the White Paper Commercial Property Conference on developments in the Electronic Communication Code. Since then Andy has been in a trial for a rescission claim involving fraudulent misrepresentation and a point of construction on the Standard Conditions of Sale, which she thinks is far more interesting than any of the coverage of the facts by the national press (she doesn’t get out much). She’s also been advising on forfeiture, a perpetually renewable lease and breaches of alterations covenants. The Dingbats are being circulated to provide some fun in the run up to the festive season.
Jamal Demachkie * has been ‘Mr Airbnb’ this month: Advising two landlords on breaches of covenant, doing one FtT hearing on short-term lets, and talking at the Airbnb Regulation Seminar in Switzerland. He’s now looking forward to a well earned break and a nice holiday over Christmas (staying, of course, in an Airbnb).
*in more recent news, Jamal is now on the lookout for a nice sparkly Crown
This month the Thomas More Building has become Amanda Eilledge’s second home. A 4 day trial to rectify a loan agreement, 2 applications and a 7 day trial (fraud, rectification of the register, subrogation). She is looking forward to starting the festive season with a visit to the Christmas markets in Cologne – Frohe Weihnachten!
During November Daniel Gatty celebrated the publication of his book “A Practical Guide to Rights Over Airspace and Subsoil”. When working rather than celebrating, his time has been taken up with a claim to rectify a lease, implied grant of easements and a couple of leasehold enfranchisement matters, amongst other things.
James Hall has been working on two claims for rectification of leases on the basis of mistake; one a common mistake, the other unilateral. Errors abound!
Peter Petts has a new puppy, but he’s only for Christmas, after which he’s going to Battersea*. Click here.
*he’s kidding. Peter’s more likely to be sent to Battersea than the puppy.
John De Waal QC has been instructed on a case where the claimant is seeking specific performance of an agreement for a 21 year lease at a rent of £1.5m per year.
As well as advising and drafting proceedings in respect of an argument regarding a commercial tenant’s fixtures or fittings, Steven Woolf acted for four different appellants in relation to appeals before a DJ, CJ, HCtJ and the Court of Appeal. Ended up with a 3-1 success rate. Definitely a better return than his football team who in October dropped from 3rd place to 5th bottom of the Premier League.