Category Archives: Real Estate & Property Law

U Can’t Do This*

This is another in what turns out to be an occasional series of unregulated, unqualified ‘Evictions R Us’ outfits making catastrophic errors and costing their clients large amounts of money. You may recall Kassam v Gill & Gill, featuring ‘Remove a Tenant’. Now we have another example. Ojo & Opaleye v McAuliffe, County Court at Bromley 6 February 2019. Our grateful thanks to Counsel Rea Murray of 4-5 Grays Inn Square and Sioned Roberts of Hodge, Jones and Allen for the note of judgment. This was a directions hearing in a possession claim, supposedly brought by Ojo & Opaleye. The tenant, Ms M, was defending on the basis of failure to comply with deposit protection regulations. However, once Hodge, Jones and Allen were instructed as solicitors for the tenant, they began receiving correspondence from ‘Landlord Advice UK’ (website here and trust me, we are coming back to that website later). This set up described themselves as a….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Study Space Workshop in Lisbon, Portugal – Regulating Planning, Housing and the Sharing Economy

Study Space Workshop in Lisbon, Portugal – Regulating Planning, Housing and the Sharing Economy Applications are now being accepted for Study Space, Living in a Tourist Destination: Regulating Planning, Housing and the Sharing Economy in Lisbon, Portugal from June 23-28,….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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WHAT TYPES OF ESTATE PLANS ARE THERE?

By Lane V. Erickson, Idaho Estate Planning Attorney The real purpose of estate planning is to meet your specific individual needs. In other words, there really is no cookie-cutter approach that can benefit every single person because each person is unique and different. As a result, a good estate plan will take into consideration all of your peculiar, individualized, and unique circumstances and then create a plan that will meet your needs. As an estate planning attorney for the last 20 years I have seen just about every type and kind of estate plan that a person can come up with. I usually see these after the person has passed away and their family or other loved ones are coming to me for advice or counsel on what they need to do. As I have helped my clients and their families through this process, I have come to realize that there really are only three types of plans that exist when it comes to estate planning. These plans are listed below along with my comments about whether….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Digital Hearing Workspace pilot project: One step closer to court modernization

In her latest article, written for The Lawyer’s Daily, litigation associate Tara Vasdani, discusses the new Digital Hearing Workspace pilot project launched by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. The project is intended to help advance the modernization of electronic delivery of court documents. Tara’s article outlines the project’s application, the platform’s key features, and offers sharp criticism to legal Luddites. For more information about the Digital Hearing Workspace pilot project and how it may impact commercial litigation matters, please contact Tara, or any of the other highly experienced Toronto litigation lawyers at Mills & Mills LLP, by calling 416­-863-0125 or filling out the online form. The post Digital Hearing Workspace pilot project: One step closer to court modernization appeared first on Mills & Mills LLP... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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How to Rehab Your Witness

What can you do if your witness’s truthfulness has been challenged? Use evidence of the witness’s prior consistent statement to rehabilitate your witness. Here’s how it’s done. To admit evidence of a prior consistent statement of a testifying witness, you’ll need to satisfy the following requirements: If rehabbing after the witness’s prior inconsistent statement has been admitted in evidence (Evid C §§791(a), 1236): The prior consistent statement must have been made before the alleged inconsistent statement was made (Evid C §791(b)); and If the prior consistent statement is a writing, it must be authenticated (Evid C §1401). If rehabbing after an express or implied charge that the witness’s testimony is the result of fabrication, bias, or improper motive (Evid C §§791(b), 1236): The prior consistent statement must have been made before these circumstances are alleged to have arisen (Evid C….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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