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Is Coronavirus a force majeure?

The force majeure clause is one which lies unnoticed and neglected in many contracts, often only added as a boilerplate provision or at the last minute, with everyone safe in the “knowledge” that they will never have to look at it again. Its moment in the spotlight has arrived and it is about to come…

FAQs About Litigation and Dispute Resolution: My parent has left their estate to the Cats and Dogs Home. What can I do?

Unfortunately, it is more common than you might expect for children to be cut out of their parents’ Wills, leaving them with no inheritance. In this mini blog, Contentious Probate specialist Luke Watson explains the legal options available to children who want to make a claim against their parents’ estate. In many European countries “forced…

FAQs about Litigation and Dispute Resolution: I am concerned about the validity of a Will. Can I contest it?

The number of contested Wills and disputes about mental capacity is set to increase in future years. The main contributing factors are the UK’s ageing population and the rise in the number of people who suffer from dementia. When you also take into consideration an increase in property values and more complicated family arrangements, these…

FAQs About Litigation and Dispute Resolution: My commercial lease says it is a full repairing lease – what do I have to pay for?

In the second mini blog in this series of FAQs about Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Maeve England, Partner in our Bath office, looks at the different ways property repairs are dealt with in the different types of property leases. As specialists in commercial property disputes, we are frequently asked what the term “full repairing lease”…

FAQs About Litigation and Dispute Resolution: My neighbour says he has a right to walk across my garden. Can I stop him?

In the first mini blog in this series of FAQs about Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Maeve England, Partner in our Bath office, explores the complexity of rights of way. Rights of way (a type of “easement”) are sometimes set out in writing on the deeds of a property or at the land registry.  In such…