A Basic Guide to Copyright in the UK

A Basic Guide to Copyright in the UK

What is Copyright? Copyright is a right to prevent others from using or copying work without the consent of the copyright owner. Copyright is governed by the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1998 and is a property right which vests in original literary, dramatic, musical, artistic works in additional to sound recordings, films/broadcasts and typographical […]

Permission to apply for Warrants of Possession – An update

Permission to apply for Warrants of Possession – An update

On 19 October 2016, the Court of Appeal in the case of Cardiff County Council v Lee (2016) EWCA Civ 1034 made it clear to landlords that following a Defendant/tenant’s breach of a Suspended Possession Order (“SPO”) they must first ensure that they obtain permission from the Court to apply for a warrant. Our note […]

Owen White staff in baking bonanza for Macmillan Cancer Support

Owen White staff in baking bonanza for Macmillan Cancer Support

Pictured: Karen Murphy who, along with Alicia West, organised the fundraising event   In what has rapidly become a firm favourite in the Owen White events calendar, staff across all departments have spent the weekend baking in preparation for this week’s Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. Experienced bakers and enthusiastic amateurs alike will be shipping […]

Section 21 changes as of 1 October 2018

Section 21 changes as of 1 October 2018

Accelerated Possession Procedure For many years the accelerated possession procedure has been a preferred method used by landlords to recover possession of properties let on Assured Shorthold Tenancies (“ASTs”). The Deregulation Act 2015 The Deregulation Act 2015 (the Act) and the Assured Shorthold Tenancy Notices and Prescribed Requirements (England) Regulations 2015 (as amended) (The AST […]