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Insecurities arbitration

Unless you have been living under a rock for the last three years, you will have heard something about the corruption case in Brazil that has led to the impeachment of the last president, the conviction of the one before and an investigation of the current one.

What is the price of safety? And who pays the price?

As the anniversary of the tragic Grenfell Tower fire approaches, Arthur Moore of Hardwicke examines Firstport Property Services Ltd v Various leaseholders of Citiscape LON/00AH/LSC/2017/0435, in which the First-tier Tribunal considered whether a managing company or leaseholders were liable to pay for measures to prevent a tower block fire. This article was first published on Practical Law's Property Blog.

A treatise in defence of ground rents

On 14 April, Guy Fetherstonhaugh QC’s EG column, “What on earth is ground rent for?”, set out why, in his view, there were many good reasons to abolish “pointless” ground rent on new leases, writes Simon Allison.

Dreamvar – where do we go from here?

John de Waal QC analyses the eagerly awaited Court of Appeal judgment in P&P Property Ltd v Owen White Catlin and Dreamvar (UK) Ltd v Mishcon de Reya [2018] EWCA Civ 1082.

Legal professional privilege under attack again (even Donald Trump thinks so!)

On 10 April 2018, President Donald Trump tweeted “Attorney-client privilege is dead!” This was not the President’s deep analysis of the state of legal professional privilege (LLP) but a reaction to the raid on the offices of one of his former lawyers and the seizing of a quantity of documentation.

If it’s in the bundle, it’s in evidence

A recent trial in the County Court in Central London has confirmed that any document in the trial bundle is in evidence, irrespective of whether it is adduced to a witness statement.