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Blog archive: February, 2019

Chancel repair liability

Changes to protect landowners and buyers, were made to the Chancel Repair Liability regime from 13 October 2013.  From this date, chancel repair liability is no longer seen as an “overriding interest” on a Land Registry title. Chancel repair liability is a liability on some property owners in England and Wales to fund repairs to …

Chancel repair liability

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The Taste of Victory

Due to a recent ruling by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (“EUIPO”), any business across Europe is now permitted to use the name “Big Mac” on any of their products in stores. The change comes after the relatively small Irish restaurant chain, Supermac, won a  long running battle against McDonald’s to have use of …

The Taste of Victory

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Default judgments: don’t be lulled into deadline complacency

A recent case has shown that courts are willing to be sensible in their interpretation of deadlines for accepting or defending proceedings. But defendants should not allow this apparent leniency to lull them into missing deadlines. When a claimant serves proceedings on a defendant, the latter has a prescribed period to either accept or defend …

Default judgments: don’t be lulled into deadline complacency

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Remortages rise whilst house prices fall

Now is an appealing time to look at refinancing property and we have seen a surge in UK homeowners doing just that over recent months.  The steady growth in the remortgage market place is fuelled by purchasers, homeowners and buy to let investors taking advantage of reduced interest rates with the uncertainty in the current …

Remortages rise whilst house prices fall

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