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Briefing Notes

Property sales and short leases

Extending a lease as part of buying or selling a flat. When buying or selling a flat it is possible for a seller to serve notice of a lease extension claim on the landlord before completion and assign or transfer the benefit of it. This is particularly useful if the lease term is “short” or […]

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Real Estate e-bulletin – Issue 8

We are pleased to bring you the eighth edition of Druces’ real estate e-bulletin. Aimed at a property professional/adviser readership, our intention is to bring you a regular collection of interesting recent property and planning focused news items.  The topics covered will be broad ranging, with each article a bite-sized consideration of some of the sector’s […]

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‘Game over’ Death in the Digital Age

In an increasingly digital world, Solicitors are increasingly being asked to discuss with clients what happens to their digital assets when they have died. If clients don’t raise the subject themselves, then as a profession we have an obligation to do so. Planning a client’s digital death involves practical consideration including everything from deleting their […]

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Standing International Forum of Commercial Courts (SIFoCC) publishes Multilateral Memorandum on Enforcement of Commercial Judgments for Money

The Multilateral Memorandum provides greater clarity on the procedures  for the enforcement of judgments worldwide. Significantly its contributors include certain states of the USA which historically has been reluctant to sign up to reciprocal enforcement obligations, arbitration awards aside. It also provides additional reassurance as to the enforcement of English court judgments given the uncertainty […]

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Real Estate e-bulletin – Issue 7

We are pleased to bring you the seventh edition of Druces’ real estate e-bulletin. Aimed at a property professional/adviser readership, our intention is to bring you a regular collection of interesting recent property and planning focused news items.  The topics covered will be broad ranging, with each article a bite-sized consideration of some of the sector’s most […]

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Druces LLP hosts an Insolvency Litigation Funding Roundtable with The Judge

On 21 May 2019 Rachel Brown, Senior Associate in our Dispute Resolution Team, hosted a roundtable session on Insolvency Litigation Funding. Katie Armstrong of The Judge (an independent insurance broker) attended the event as a guest speaker and provided attendees with a detailed insight into the funding & insurance options now available for insolvency claims. […]

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The future for UK jurisdiction after Brexit: building partnerships

Senior UK judge Sir Geoffrey Vos has spoken in Munich about the future for UK jurisdiction and English law after Brexit. He identified two preliminaries in choosing jurisdiction: do the courts serve the needs of international parties and the impact of technology. The key factors are respect for the rule of law and a high […]

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Digital Assets: game over – death in the digital age

Have you thought about what might happen to your ‘digital assets’ on your death? In an increasingly digital world, the issue of what might happen to your digital assets you die is becoming increasingly common. Digital assets can take many forms, and include your electronically stored photos, music or videos and emails and social media […]

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