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 […]

Civil Partnerships for All?

In June, the Supreme Court ruled that denying heterosexual couples the right to have a Civil Partnership was inherently discriminatory. Hot on the heels of this judgement, The Prime Minister recently announced her government’s intentions to make it possible for heterosexual couples to enter into Civil Partnerships, rather than get married. Would this be an […]

Sexism in the Business World – The message is not getting through

Unless you have been in hibernation for the last 12 months you cannot have failed to notice the “Me Too” campaign. Some dismiss this campaign as over sensitive, hysterical women. Surely, there is nothing wrong with a bit of flirtation and banter in the work place or at a corporate event? Surely such behaviour does […]

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 […]

Should I buy a house? What history teaches us…

When is the residential property market not in the news? Very rarely is the correct answer and if you are a Daily Mail reader, the answer is never! Recently the usual hares were set running with regard to house prices, when the Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, speculated that a no-deal Brexit […]

The Death of the High Street?

Much has been said and written about the “death of the high street” in recent times. The decline in high street sales happened quite rapidly after the recession hit in 2008 and Britain’s high streets struggled to recover in line with the remainder of the economy in the years that followed. In the last twelve […]

Forfeiture in Property – A Users Guide

At some point landlords might have the misfortune of their tenant falling into rent arrears and this often leaves landlords unsure of their rights, while at the same time wanting to ensure that they continue to receive rental income. What can a landlord do about a defaulting tenant? This blog considers one of the rights […]

Digital Accounts of the Deceased – A Change in Approach?

Many of us would have already come across or received notifications from ‘ghost’ accounts (where someone has died but their online account is still open) on one social media platform or another. It can be a little disconcerting and sometime distressing to receive a message reminding you of the birthday for someone who is no […]

Disputes. How rhw can help resolve them.

Dispute Resolution, what’s that about then? That’s a question we get asked a lot. It is certainly one of the less easily defined parts of legal work rhw get involved with. We can usually provide a typical example of the sort of ‘matter’ we would expect to handle in, for example, Family Law or Wills […]

No Fault Divorce – Is it time for change?

      The current divorce law dates back to 1973 and allows parties to get divorced on the ground that there has been an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage and provided that they can prove one of the following facts: Adultery – one party being unfaithful with a member of the opposite sex in […]