Post on 14 Jun 2013
The Prest case arose out of proceedings for financial remedies following the divorce of Mr and Mrs Prest. Mr Prest, an international 'oil baron', set up Petrodel which is now one of the leading African energy companies. Mr and Mrs Prest lived a luxurious lifestyle during their 15 year marriage....
Private Wealth
Manorial Rights - Philip Wolfgang
Post on 14 Jun 2013
On 13 October 2013 the law relating to Manorial rights will change. The purpose of this note is to set out what constitutes Manorial rights and why you should register them if you are lucky enough to have any.  It also looks at the process of investigation for assessing whether or not rights exist...
Real Estate
Post on 14 Jun 2013
It has long been good practice to advise trustees or personal representatives who are thinking of bringing or defending proceedings on behalf of their trust or estate to obtain the protection of a Beddoe Order so that their costs are indemnified out of estate assets.  That is not to say that in the...
Private Wealth
Post on 11 Jun 2013
This post features the winning entries from a recent blog competition which was organised by Rachel Cook, a solicitor in our Family Team. Rachel teaches the family elective on the Legal Practice Course at Plymouth University and she invited each of her students to write family law blogs for the...
Trainee Blog
Post on 6 Jun 2013
This is the third part of my series with tips for getting a training contract. This part explores the dreaded interview process. Students often seem to struggle when preparing for interview so hopefully these tips will help provide some focus to your preparation. See also: Part 1: Before you Apply...
Trainee Blog
Post on 30 May 2013
Lola Becker interviews David Howe, our Head of Property. He joined Michelmores from Clifford Chance and became a partner in 1990. He specialises in development and regeneration work, joint ventures, construction contracts and professional appointments. He is widely recognised as a leader in his...
Trainee Blog
Post on 22 May 2013
It is a well known proposition that the Courts are reluctant to interfere with Arbitrators' Awards. However, a Court will be prepared to look closely where it appears that an Arbitrator has failed in his duty to give reasons in accordance with section 52(4) of the Arbitration Act 1996.  A recent...
Real Estate
Post on 21 May 2013
It’s not every day trainees are requested to travel to London to help with marketing events, and it’s even less routine that we are asked to help with a marketing event at the Gherkin. But I was lucky enough to be able to attend such an event. Last Tuesday Michelmores held a business lunch on the...
Trainee Blog
Post on 16 May 2013
Do your employee reps have the required authority for collective redundancy consultation? In a very important recent decision (Kelly v Hesley Group Limited) the Employment Appeal Tribunal had restated that the statutory collective redundancy consultation rules must be followed strictly. The rules...
Employment Law
Post on 15 May 2013
Being two months into my second seat in Private Client, I thought I’d give you a flavour of the work I’ve been doing and what a trainee in this area can expect to get their teeth into! This will be the first in a series of seat summaries, giving you a feel for the work involved in each seat. I had...
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