What have we been up to?
David Peachey was looking forward to a quiet August in London, after a very busy May, June and July. He has now given up on the possibility of a quiet September after a very busy August, which found him in the Upper Tribunal seeking to modify a restrictive covenant over a Jacobean mansion, and in the High Court resolving issues with a multi-property estate.
James Hall has also had a busy August, with new instructions in relation to super-prime property over-valuation, defending personal representatives in relation to alleged mismanagement of property, and further instructions in relation to a conspiracy about a property! As well as co-writing (with William Golightly) an article on rectification of security, to be published soon in a reputable journal…
Cameron Stocks spent the first week of August state-side in DC before returning to London to deal with back-to-back boundary disputes and a smattering of proprietary estoppel involving (shock horror) a farming family…!
Laura Tweedy had a great summer at theme parks and zoos across Europe and is now incredibly grateful that the children are back to school! Work involved a private prosecution for failure to provide service charge information, TOLATA claims and Renters Reform talks.
Lina Mattsson has had an amazing August sailing down the Shannon and exploring islands around the Swedish archipelago. She is now looking forwarded to a month of back-to-back trials arguing about proprietary estoppel, valuable consideration and s 2 of the LP(MP)A 1989.
Daniel Gatty spent much of August on holiday in Croatia or writing the second edition of his book, A Practical Guide to Rights over Airspace and Subsoil (and sometimes both at the same time). The book is due to be published in October.
When not enjoying time off for good behaviour in Croatia and Barcelona, Andrew Skelly spent August obtaining summary judgment in a possession claim (knocking out a constructive trust/proprietary estoppel counterclaim), in trial on a rectification / adverse possession claim in the First Tier Tribunal, advising in a dispute involving multiple parties regarding complicated drainage arrangements, and advising on various private and public rights of way issues. September is looking increasingly busy with similar matters.