Author: Chris Hunter

Jeff Bezos & Mackenzie Bezos divorce – “a loving exploration”

Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon and the World’s wealthiest man and his wife, MacKenzie Bezos, a novelist, announced on the 9th of January 2019 that they were getting divorced after a period of “loving exploration”. The announcement has raised some eyebrows amongst fellow family practitioners and I’m sure that certain Washington State attorneys are delirious […]

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MEES – What you need to know as a Landlord or Tenant

The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES)  What are MEES? They are regulations which relate to energy efficiency ratings of commercial properties. The current ratings range from A-G, A being the most energy efficient and G the least. The regulations state that from 1st April this year any commercial property that has an Energy Performance Certificate […]

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The post Owens v Owens Landscape. What does it mean for ‘no fault’ Divorce?

For a case that generated so much interest, both with Family Lawyers and the general public, the end result of the infamous Owens case was a rather disappointing finale. Just to recap: Mrs Owens petitioned to dissolve her marriage on the basis of Mr Owens’ unreasonable behaviour. Mr Owens defend the allegations and, eventually, the […]

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Can your landlord waive a lease covenant which it was obliged to enforce?

This is an interesting question and one which I know many leaseholders wrestle with when dealing with their landlords. While I’m sure that there may well be leases out there allowing direct enforcement of covenants by leaseholders against other leaseholders I have yet to see one. This leaves leaseholders in a difficult position having to […]

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S Franses Ltd v The Cavendish Hotel (London) Ltd – Landlords and Tenants Hold their Breath……

Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 Demolish or Reconstruct ground [s.30(1)(f)] to be considered by the Supreme Court – Part 1 S Franses Ltd v The Cavendish Hotel (London) Ltd (Judgement [2017] EWHC 1670 QB appealed) was heard by the Supreme Court on 17 October 2018. The decision will have significant consequences  and landlords and tenants across […]

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Live in the Now | Manage Simply | Live Happily – for World Mental Health Day 2018

Many employers talk about wellbeing and mental health issues. At rhw we are putting what we talk about into action! To mark World Mental Health Day we are posting this snap-shot of what’s going on inside rhw.  Know a colleague who doesn’t sleep well? Someone in your team who doesn’t cope well under pressure or recently suffered […]

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Collaborative Law – A Good Divorce

rhw are now able to offer the “collaborative” method of resolving family law disputes.  This method is focused on the parties needs and resolving the dispute in the most amicable way possible, with the parties taking an active part in the process. What is collaborative law?  Both parties have their own solicitor but are committed […]

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