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Monkey on my back* | Nearly Legal Even since McCann v. UK (2008) 47 EHRR 40, a lot of people (around these parts) have been waiting for a case on Article 8 and the rule in Hammersmith v Monk (Hammersmith and Fulham LBC v. Monk [1992] AC 478) to reach the higher Courts. Is the rule that notice by one joint tenant determines the tenancy for both/all compatible with Article 8 (or Protocol 1 Article 1)? Now one case has got to a higher stage. Sims v Dacorum Borough Council [2013] EWCA Civ 12 This was an appeal by Mr Sims from a first instance possession order. “100. The defence in the County Court pleaded: that Monk was incompatible with the Article 8 rights of Mr Sims and that the court should construe the common law to make it compatible. The application for permission to appeal went ahead on one ground only “The judge was wrong in law in deciding that the service of a notice to quit by one joint tenant was effective to terminate a joint secure tenancy. The Council’s arguments were summed up as: Comment

Trade Mark and Patent Attorneys | Part 1 Copyright Copyright, Design and Patents Act 1988 The Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (and amending legislation) is reproduced under the terms of Crown Copyright Policy Guidance issued by HMSO. 15th November 1988 BE IT ENACTED by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:- 1.-(1) Copyright is a property right which subsists in accordance with this Part in the following descriptions of work- (a) original literary, dramatic, musical or artistic works, (b) sound recordings, films or broadcasts, and (c) the typographical arrangement of published editions. (2) In this Part "copyright work" means a work of any of those descriptions in which copyright subsists. (a) section 77 (right to be identified as author or director), (b) section 80 (right to object to derogatory treatment of work), and 3.-(1) In this Part- (b) a computer program; and 15.

Tenancy deposit schemes: surprise decision on pre-2007 deposits! Another court decision equals another headache for landlords of residential property. Landlords have to do two things within 30 days of receiving a deposit paid in connection with an assured shorthold tenancy: first, pay the deposit into a registered scheme and second, give the tenant certain prescribed information about how the deposit is held. Unless both of these steps have been taken, a landlord cannot serve a section 21 notice under the Housing Act 1988 to obtain possession of the property once the tenancy expires. The position is straightforward on a new letting. It is also clear that on an express renewal of the tenancy, the landlord has to make sure that the deposit is or remains protected and provide the tenant with the prescribed information afresh within 30 days of the renewal date. Previously, we blogged about the Court of Appeal’s decision in Superstrike Ltd v Rodrigues. In 2012, the landlord served a section 21 notice to recover possession of the property.

Introduction to Welfare Benefits (2 days) | AdviceUK | AdviceUK “The trainer seemed to know everything about everything- was unfazed by any question. Very engaging. Made what could have been dry material vivid, vibrant and va va voom.” Gavin Bell – London South Bank University “I learned a lot that I can apply at work. Raisa Rafig – One Stop Advice Please note, this is a 2-day programme Autumn 2015 – Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 November 2015 Spring 2016 – Tuesdays 26 January and 2 February 2016 (2015 prices if booked by 31 December!) AdviceUK members £190, Voluntary sector £220 + VAT, All others £250 + VAT Introduction to Welfare Benefits (2 days) Learning objectives Content To make a booking, please complete the booking form attached below email it to us at training@adviceuk.org.uk. Single modules booking form (43 Kb)

Shelter Shop - Universal Credit and Benefit Reform SEMINAR *We have delivered this seminar in-house to groups of staff at well over 200 organisations!* The Government is accelerating the expansion of Universal Credit from January 2015. This brings forward the national roll-out so that Universal Credit covers all areas of Great Britain by the end of 2015/16. Those who remain on the 'legacy' benefits are likely be affected by the 'cultural aspects' of the reforms including the claimant commitment and the Universal Credit sanctions regime. Universal Credit - an overview:- who can claim-how to deal with sanctions- how much they might receive- likely impact on different groups of claimants- an up to date timetable for introduction.The 'benefit cap' - who it affects and how to avoid problems. Learning outcomes After attending seminar, you will be able to: Suitable for It you advise clients or tenants it is essential that you can give practical and proper advice on what the benefit changes mean. Meet the trainer

British and Irish Legal Information Institute Blog posts - Page 2 of 325 - The Landlord Law Blog The Landlord Law Blog from Tessa Shepperson Tessa is an English lawyer specialising in residential landlord and tenant law. Legal Services Legal services are provided via Tessa's online service Landlord Law. Some advice services are provided by Tessa, other legal services are provided by specialist housing firm Anthony Gold. Disclaimer The purpose of this blog is to provide information, comment and discussion. Nothing on this website should be construed as legal advice or perceived as creating a lawyer-client relationship (apart from the Fast Track block clinic service - so far as the questioners only are concerned). Guest bloggers Please note that any opinion expressed by a guest blogger is his or hers alone, and does not necessarily reflect the views of Tessa Shepperson, or the other writers on this blog. Other websites from Tessa

Case Previews Archive – UKSCBlog Case Preview: Youssef v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs & Anor 16 Nov 2015 Introduction On 18 and 19 November 2015, the Supreme Court will hear an appeal for judicial review of the Foreign… Continue reading » Case Preview: Société Coopérative De Production Seafrance S.A. v Competition and Markets Authority 13 Nov 2015 On 14 and 15 October, the Supreme Court heard an appeal from the Competition and Markets Authority in relation to… Continue reading » Case Preview: Kennedy v Cordia (Services) LLP (Scotland) 11 Nov 2015 On 19 October 2015, the Supreme Court heard the appeal of Kennedy v Cordia (Services) LLP (Scotland).

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