HomepageCommercial LawPrivate LawPublic Law & Human RightsCriminal LawEU & International LawCareers

Accessibility

Have Irlen Syndrome, or need different contrast? Click the button below for options.

Background Colours

Subscribe

Enter you email address below to subscribe to free customisable article notifications.

Alternatively, click the button below for our various RSS Feeds (available journal wide, or per section).

Browse \ Tags \ Property Law

Post Image

Grenfell Tower Fire: A Turning Point for Corporate Manslaughter?

The Grenfell tower fire in June 2017 proved to be the largest loss of life in London since World War Two. Due to its seriousness, the tragedy could set yet another milestone in the shape of sculpting the law surrounding the recently created 'corporate manslaughter' offence.

12:00, 20th November 2018
Post Image

Perfecting an Imperfect Gift: Examining Pennington v Waine

The case of Pennington v Waine is infamous for introducing major uncertainty as to one of equity's most fundamental maxims: 'equity will not perfect an imperfect gift'. Regrettably, subsequent attempts by the courts to divert from this precedent and simply the law have just added to the confusion.

12:00, 4th September 2018
Post Image

Cohabiting Property: Problems and Proposals for Rights of Cohabitees

With more and more couples opting to live together without first getting married, the law is having to try and adapt to this modified approach to cohabitation. It is, at present, failing - particularly where (as is common) the couple has not planned their property rights in the event of a break-up.

12:00, 7th August 2018
Post Image

The Pugachev Chronicles: Revisiting the Law on Trusts

Headlines were made following the legal controversy surrounding trusts created by exiled Russian billionaire Sergei Viktorovich Pugachev. A recent judgment on these trusts from 2017 takes an in-depth look into exactly how trusts operate, and the ways in which they can be stretched to breaking point.

12:00, 11th May 2018
Post Image

A Digital Future: The New Electronic Communications Code's Impact on Landowners

The government is aiming to enhance the UK's digital capacity. As part of this, it has introduced new rules that regulate interactions between landowners and telecommunications operators. These rules are more favourable to operators, which might actually undermine the success of government's plans.

12:00, 17th April 2018
Post Image

Teeing Off: Opening the Door to Easements for Sporting Facilities

Though sport's prominence in society is widely accepted, the legal world has been slow to catch up. Yet the times they are a changing: excitingly, last summer, the Court of Appeal accepted the public interest in accessing sporting facilities could trigger the recognition of an easement.

12:00, 6th March 2018
Post Image

Tainted Medicine: Pharmaceutical Patents in the Developing World

The need to ensure that medicine is universally accessible conflicts with the need to encourage companies to invest in developing new drugs. Particularly in the developing world, patent law has struck an uneven balance that has left populations priced out and vulnerable. How can this be resolved?

12:00, 2nd March 2018
Post Image

Blurred Lines? Preserving the Distinction between Leases and Licences

Recent case law has left the distinction between leases and licences somewhat blurred; according to some, the concepts can no longer be considered disparate. However, if a non-conventional approach to defining 'property' is applied to the authorities, the lease-licence dichotomy can remain true.

12:00, 26th December 2017
Post Image

Inventing Intention: Problems with Common Intention Constructive Trusts

Common Intention Constructive Trusts allow courts to assign interests in property to persons who have not complied with formality requirements. Though a useful tool for the courts to use upon the break-up of unmarried couples, the courts have - at times - contradicted key principles of property law.

12:00, 25th August 2017
Post Image

Eli Lilly v Actavis: Widening the Scope of Patent Protection

A case of fundamental importance to the future of many patent claims was heard by the Supreme Court earlier this month. The decision, which appears to provide better protection for patent holders against competing inventions, might cause more problems than it solves.

12:00, 28th July 2017
Post Image

Vulnerable Securities: The Frailties of The Floating Charge

The floating charge - a valuable instrument in secured financing transactions - is subject to a number of disadvantages compared to its counterpart, the fixed charge. Though potentially justifiable by reference to insolvency policy, the legislature may wish to consider options for reforming this.

12:00, 14th July 2017
Post Image

Fair A Lease? Newman v Clarke and the Strictness of the Self-Dealing Rule

Equity's emphasis on fiduciaries being loyal to their principal has created a number of stringent rules. One - the rule against self-dealing - is particularly rigorous. However, a case from late 2016 shed light on how the courts have tried to limit unfairness caused by this rule of strict liability.

12:00, 3rd March 2017
Post Image

‘It’s a Trap!’: Do Mortgage-lenders Have Too Much Power?

The ‘credit crunch’ of 2009 saw a great deal of households facing mortgage arrears and the threat of repossession. Have mortgage-lenders been given too much power by the courts, and might human rights assist borrowers in defeating mortgage-lenders in the future?

12:00, 27th May 2016
Post Image

The Beginning of the End for Section 106?

Section 106 gives local planning authorities to place obligations on certain developments, over and above what is possible with planning conditions. However, these orders are not being used to their full potential, and are gradually being eroded by regulation change. But is the tide changing?

12:01, 25th February 2015
Load More
Select Page: << 1 2 3 >>

Editors' Pick June

The Woolcock Case: Prison for Failing to Pay Council Tax?

Editors' Pick Image

View More

KCTL News

Changing of the Guard: Moving Keep Calm Talk Law Forward

12th Aug 2018

An Anniversary or Two: Four Years of Keep Calm Talk Law

11th Nov 2017

Rising from the Ashes: The Return of Keep Calm Talk Law

18th Nov 2016

Two Years On, Keep Calm Talk Law’s Legacy is Expanding

11th Nov 2015

Keep Calm Talk Law's First Birthday

11th Nov 2014

Twitter

Javascript must be enabled for the Twitter plugin to function. Click below to visit us on Twitter.

Free Email Subscription

Subscribe to Keep Calm Talk Law for email updates, and/or weekly roundups. You can tailor your subscription on activation. Both fields are required.

Your occupation / Career stage is used to tailor your subscription and for readership monitoring.

Uncheck this box if you do not want to receive our monthly newsletter.

By clicking the Subscribe button, you agree to our privacy policy and terms of service. Please ensure you read these in full.

Free Subscription