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Lock, Stock and a Driving Ban

The film Director Guy Ritchie, of Lock, Stock and Smoking Barrels fame, made the news recently for all the wrong reasons when he was disqualified from driving for 6 months under what is known as ...

What is a Yuzu Order?

Yuzu Hair & Beauty Limited v Selvathiraviam [2019] EWHC 772 (Ch) Zacaroli J sitting in the Chancery Division of the High Court of Justice granted a dissolved company which had been struck off the ...

Struggling with Relationship Problems?

If you have decided to separate and are looking at the best way of resolving issues regarding your finances and/or how you spend time with your children then mediation provides a cost effective way ...

Family Mediation in South London

Edwards Duthie Shamash are very pleased to announce the launch of their South London family mediation service from their offices in Waterloo. Servicing a geographical gap in Mediation Services Between 8.8 and 9.3 million ...

Coronavirus and the law – part 2

The uncertainties concerning the law regulating behaviour during the Coronavirus epidemic continues.  Recent events have demonstrated variations by the legislatures in different parts of the UK, reflecting the independence of the Devolved Parliaments. These ...

Arkin v Marshall – Court of Appeal Judgment

The Court of Appeal has given judgment in Arkin v Marshall which was a challenge to the lawfulness of the Practice Direction staying residential possession proceedings for 90 days during the Covid-19 pandemic.  James ...

How does Mediation work?

Mediation is becoming more familiar to many people as it has become a key part of the family justice system over the last 10 years. The aim of the Mediation Team at Edwards Duthie ...

Extending or building a property – part 3

View Part 1 | View Part 2 Part III - Utility Routes, Party Wall Awards, Rights of Light, Environmental Issues and Project Managers Whether you are simply extending your existing property or constructing a ...

Extending or building a property – part 2

View Part 1 | View Part 3 Part II - Covenants & Easements Whether you are extending your existing property or constructing a completely new property you will need to obtain planning permission and ...

Coronavirus and Commercial Property

On 23 April 2020, the Government announced new measures to protect the UK high street from aggressive rent collection and closure. The Government has temporarily restricted the use of Statutory Demands and Winding-up Petitions ...

Extending or building a property – part 1

View Part 2 | View Part 3 Whether you are extending your existing property or constructing a completely new property you might need to obtain planning permission and building regulation consents. It is important ...

Edwards Duthie Shamash instructed by HLPA

Edwards Duthie Shamash instructed by HLPA in its application to intervene in an urgent appeal relating to the stay of possession proceedings during the COVID-19 pandemic The Housing Law Practitioners’ Association (“HLPA”) has been ...

Furlough Scheme and Redundancy

The vast majority of employers are behaving responsibly in these unusual times and furloughing employees where they can. Under the furlough scheme an employer can claim up to 80% of their employee’s wages from ...

Family Mediation and the Coronavirus Pandemic

Everyone has been affected by Covid-19 and the lockdown affecting us all. From businesses to courts to families everyone has had to adjust to working and living in a different way. In the first ...

Expansion of our Family Mediation team

Due to the increase in demand we are expanding our mediation team to be able to help more separating couples resolve disputes without recourse to the courts. We can help with Remote Mediations by ...

Housing Repairs and Fitness for Human Habitation

Simon Mullings of the Housing Team at Edwards Duthie Shamash discusses the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 and advises tenants to continue reporting defects to landlords during the current Covid-19 pandemic.  On ...

Covid-19 and Domestic Abuse

With domestic abuse charities reporting a significant increase in calls during the current coronavirus crisis, Fathema Khanom, Solicitor in the Family Team at Edwards Duthie Shamash, explores the legal remedies that are available to victims ...

Covid-19 and possession claims

James Harrison, Partner and Head of the Housing Team at Edwards Duthie Shamash, explores the impact of the Coronavirus Act on residential possession proceedings.  On 18 March 2020 the Government announced “a radical package ...

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