|Clare Anslow took three weeks off at the end of February/March for a very belated honeymoon. She was blissfully ignorant of the impact of Covid-19 in the UK (South Africa had no reported cases at the time) but remembered to stock up on hand sanitisers at Johannesburg airport, which she is auctioning off to the highest bidder (only kidding). If the courts remain open, Clare has a busy month coming up, including a tricky case concerning the breach of an option agreement. If Clare is required to self-isolate, she intends to watch all of the Matrix films back-to-back; her plans are still forming for day two of self-isolation – any suggestions are welcome.
John Clargo has had a varied month: lots of easements, some general commercial L&T, some constructive trusts and proprietary estoppel and even a bit of enfranchisement (of a place of worship). He isn’t expecting any sympathy for the cancellation of trips to Italy (Rugby) and France (Family).
Since returning from Colorado, Andy Creer has been advising on alienation clauses in an unopposed lease renewal and on more Electronic Communications Code matters. She has also considered a potential claim in professional negligence against an expert and already has a new case with a Covid-19 dimension to it.
Jamal Demachkie’s two-week neighbour dispute trial in Bristol settled at the last minute (thank goodness!) He has, instead, been filling his time with some L&T advices, and generally reminding himself how many distractions there are at home. Thank goodness the kids are out of the way all day at school… Oh wait!
James Hall has, with Brie Stevens-Hoare QC, had success in a commercial lease rectification claim of substantial value; and is now looking forward to trying to get through his Netflix list during the next few weeks!
Katrina Mather is delighted that her month long holiday to Japan was cancelled as she can now do extra work and catch up on her long admin list.
Lina Mattsson has been dealing with alleged fraudulent misrepresentations in pre-contract enquiries, orders for sale and prescriptive easements. She has also had a trip to the magistrates court for an EPA, after which Central London County Court does not seem that disorganised.
Peter Petts…well the photo says it all.
A month immersed (though, thankfully, not literally) in drains and sewerage: Andrew Skelly has been advising on easements of drainage of a residential development on the Isle of Wight, and the implication on the division of a large residential plot for development.
In this extraordinary month Brie Stevens-Hoare KC has been busy with a wonderful mixture of rectification, dilapidations, forfeiture and failure to complete – she has also been on a steep learning curve with working remotely and joys of what technology can do.
John de Waal KC is enjoying working from home and has a steady stream of disputes about leases.