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Law Archive - November 2020

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Freehold vs Leasehold: Understanding property in England

If you are a considering buying a property in England it is important that you understand the differences between freehold and leasehold property under English law. Leaving aside Commonhold (which has had very little uptake since its introduction in 2004), there are two different forms of legal ownership of property under English Law... Read More

Housing market set for pre-Christmas boom

According to a survey conducted by property website Zoopla, the housing market is set for a pre-Christmas spike as buyers try to complete deals before the end of the stamp duty holiday in March. The website published data showing that the number of property sales is far exceeding the rates recorded last year, with the total number of new... Read More

Chancellor pledges increase in justice spending to tackle court backlogs

As part of his Spending Review, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has pledged to increase justice spending to tackle the growing backlog of cases in the court system. Speaking in Parliament today, Sunak stated that the government will deliver a 3.3% real terms increase in funding annually. This constitutes an additional £145 million in core... Read More

Emma Gill discusses whether divorces can ever be amicable on BBC WM

Appearing on BBC West Midlands on Monday, Emma Gill, Head of Vardags Manchester, discussed whether it was possible to have an amicable divorce.  You can listen to the full interview by clicking the link below.  Read More

What next for Johnny Depp?

After weeks of speculation, Mr Justice Nicol has handed down his judgement: Johnny Depp has lost his libel claim against the publishers of the Sun newspaper for labelling him a wife-beater. The court held that, on the balance of probabilities, the Sun had proved the substantial truth of their allegations against Mr Depp. The case, which... Read More
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