4th Jan 2022
Article: Freedom to disinherit Sidney Ross has written for STEP’s Trust Quarterly Review (TQR) on forced heirship rules and 1975 Act claims by adult children. The article examines inheritance claims by adult children, identifying factors which significantly influence outcomes and questioning whether there has been any change in judicial attitudes since Ilott v Mitson  […]
6th Apr 2020
The exact circumstances under which a claim for want of knowledge and approval will be successful are hard to pin down. In Gill v Woodall  Ch 380, Lord Neuberger MR stated at para. 22 that a court should “consider all the relevant evidence available and then, drawing such inferences as it can from the […]
6th Jan 2020
Our Senior Clerk, Keith Plowman has written a piece in the fivehundred magazine on the modern barristers’ clerk’s role in promoting good Mental Health in chambers. The article is available to read in full on Page 50 in the Dec 19/ Jan 20 issue.
15th Aug 2018
Keith Plowman, Senior Clerk at Ten Old Square, reports on cloud technology and the perils of not protecting data and documentation under the new GDPR, a law which affects all organisations. His article is published in the New Law Journal – click here to read the full report on page 20.
4th May 2018
Sam Laughton, property law barrister at Ten Old Square, discusses the recent Upper Tribunal’s decision in Francia Properties Ltd v St James House Freehold Ltd. Sam advises that although development value can plainly be of great importance in such cases, solicitors and valuers should remember that there is no point in adducing or referring to evidence […]
7th Feb 2018
David Schmitz authored an article in December 2017’s Property Law Journal, considering how the principles in Coventry v Lawrence (No 1)  on nuisance and the character of the area might best be applied. The article is a revised version of the author’s article ‘Neighbourhood Watch’ published in the Commercial Litigation Journal in June 2017. To read the […]
5th Jul 2017
In his paper entitled ‘Digging the dirt on basements’ David Schmitz highlights five key issues for building owners to consider: (1) what are the consequences at common law and in equity of any unpleasantness caused the carrying out of the necessary works of construction; (2) what are the consequences in common law and in equity where the presence of […]