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Monthly Archives: October 2012

Issues In Commercial Service Charges

One of the aims of the RICS Code of Practice for Service Charges in Commercial Property (the Code) is to reduce tenant disputes by improving communication and transparency. At a time when everyone is ‘feeling the pinch’ service charge expenditure is being scrutinised more closely than ever before. It is therefore important that costs incurred […]

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Bradbury Vs Taylor: Nephew Wins Appeal To Keep Late Uncle’s Farmhouse

The Court of Appeal has upheld the decision of Judge Jeremy Griggs in the case of Bradbury -v- Taylor to allow Roger Taylor to keep his late uncle’s £800,000 farmhouse, despite this going against the wishes of the deceased. After an incident at the property William Taylor invited his nephew, Roger Taylor together with his […]

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How Judges Assess Factual Evidence in Civil Cases

The recent case of Vallen International Limited v Lewis and another [2012] EWJC B5 (QB) involved consideration of the approach civil courts take to fact-finding where there is conflicting witness evidence on key issues. HHJ Simon Brown QC, sitting as a High Court judge, referred to key authorities and commentary which provide guidance on this […]

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