Monthly Archives: February 2013

Who really owns Banksy artwork?

This article is reproduced here by kind permission of The Times.  An inspection of the lease shows the property issues may be fairly clear-cut, the intellectual property issues less so You know that you are a dyed-in-the-wool lawyer when, hearing about the sale of a Banksy artwork carefully carved out of the side wall of a […]

Section 20 – what Managing Agents need to know

The property management industry has been left in disarray following the decision reached in the case of Philipps and Goddard v Francis [2012] late last year. The fact that managing agents must now consult with residential tenants in relation to ALL works, even standard routine repairs, could have a detrimental effect on the industry as […]

GUEST POST : Of newts, mushrooms, bats and knotweed

News this week that the £90m Monks Cross Shopping Centre development in York has been delayed by the appearance of a rare newt on the site shows once again how it is sometimes the tiniest things that can bring development projects to a juddering halt. In the past we have seen bats, orchids, mushrooms, slowworms and all […]

Seeing the light

News that the Law Commission has launched its consultation on the proposed abolition of Rights to Light caused a flurry of excitement. My phone rang off the hook the morning the news broke. The law in this area is currently a mess – so much uncertainty that developers are often forced to plan two schemes […]