People in glass houses – a right to privacy

People in glass houses – a right to privacy

In a recent case (New Bankside Residents v Tate Gallery), the High Court had to decide whether residents of flats in Central London with floor to ceiling windows opposite the Tate Modern Gallery were entitled to a right of privacy from the Tate’s viewing gallery. The flat owners sought an injunction against the Tate requiring […]

Implied Rights of Way – Developers Beware

Implied Rights of Way – Developers Beware

A recent case in the Court of Appeal has demonstrated how important it is for developers to ensure that all of the land they wish to acquire and/or develop has the benefit of all required easements.  In Parker and Another -v- Roberts, the Court ruled that an obligation to contribute towards the maintenance of a […]

McDonald’s Loses Big Mac Trade Mark Across the EU

McDonald’s Loses Big Mac Trade Mark Across the EU

The Irish fast food chain, Supermac’s, based in County Galway has managed to successfully revoke McDonald’s “Big Mac” European Trade Mark, after a dispute lasting a number of years. The dispute started after McDonald’s opposed Supermac’s own EU trade mark. Supermac’s then commenced a revocation action against McDonald’s challenging them to show genuine use of […]

Retirements and Promotions

Retirements and Promotions

Jane Masih has been promoted to Managing Director of Owen White Solicitors following the retirement of outgoing MD Richard Keen. Mike Smith has been promoted to Director.

Supreme Court Judgment: S Franses Ltd v The Cavendish Hotel (London) Ltd [2018] UKSC 62

Supreme Court Judgment: S Franses Ltd v The Cavendish Hotel (London) Ltd [2018] UKSC 62

“Should developers be concerned about the recent judgment in S Franses Limited v The Cavendish Hotel (London) Limited when relying on having an intention to demolish or redevelop to obtain possession of premises?” In short, the Supreme Court’s ruling should not affect developers who rely on section 30(1)(f) of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 […]

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 […]