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 […]

Owen White’s Caroline Rides for GB!

Owen White’s Caroline Rides for GB!

We are truly thrilled to tell you that one of our directors, Caroline Cowley, is currently in Tryon, North Carolina, waiting to represent Great Britain as part of the Endurance Team at the World Equestrian Games this week. Caroline, who is more normally found heading up our Property Disputes department, has flown the 4,034 miles […]

Owen White helps the Mercury rise for local hospital fundraising event!

Owen White helps the Mercury rise for local hospital fundraising event!

L to R: Lynsey Smith, Catherine Morris, Russell Ford, Nicola King, Caroline Cowley, Jessica Waters, Alicia West, Andrew Hayward.   Staff from Owen White’s Litigation team recently attended a ‘Rock at the Races’ concert, organised for the Children’s Critical Care Appeal by the Frimley Health Charity at Wexham Park Hospital. The event, which took place […]

Franchise Q&A: Can my franchisor change my royalty payments?

Franchise Q&A: Can my franchisor change my royalty payments?

Q: “Can the franchisor change the fixed payment or royalty/percentage structure to suit them at any given time? How am I supported by the franchise agreement in order to yield a decent return?” Specialist franchise lawyer It would be a very strange franchise agreement that allowed the franchisor to make such fundamental changes during the […]

Trade Names and Passing Off

Trade Names and Passing Off

What can I do if someone is trading using my trade name? A trading name or business name is the name used by either a person, partnership or a company for carrying on business which is not the same as their own name. The Trade Marks Act 1994 There are no intellectual property rights in […]