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Are private landlords now more liable to claims for defects arising outside their properties?

The Court of Appeal, in the recent decision of Edwards v Kumarasamy [2015], intepreted section 11 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 in such a way as to broaden the repairing obligations of landlords. Bedford landlord and tenant specialist solicitor Hannah Young explains the implications. In that...

Image rights law, Rihanna and the English legal system

In a Court of Appeal jugdgment this week, R&B star Rihanna won a fight viewed by some as the thin edge of the wedge to introducing image rights into English Law. Cambridge commercial and IP lawyer Stephen Oliver gives his view. The star's legal advisors were successful in defending an appeal by...

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