Mixed-sex civil partnerships to begin

Mixed-sex civil partnerships to begin

Eighteen months after the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the restriction of civil partnerships to gay couples was discriminatory and a breach of human rights, heterosexual couples can now choose to enter into a civil partnership rather than get married.  Section 2 of the Civil Partnership, Marriages and Deaths (Registration) Act 2019 allows “persons who

Domestic Abuse

Domestic Abuse

According to the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) year ending March 2018, an estimated 7.9% of women (1.3 million) and 4.2% of men (695,000) experienced domestic abuse in the last year.  We have now been waiting for over two years for the Domestic Abuse Bill to come into force. Regrettably, following the prorogation

Should I agree when my tenant asks me to surrender their lease and grant a new lease to someone else?

Increasingly, commercial property tenants are trying to bypass the provisions for transferring their lease by offering to surrender (ie give up) their lease and simultaneously announcing that they have found someone who wants to take a new lease of the premises. Commercial leases usually give the tenant the right to assign (ie sell on) their