Property Litigation | Mayo Wynne Baxter

Soaring House Prices in Crawley


As the property market continues to soar throughout the UK, a significant number of areas are making their mark on the map as being “the most desirable”.  Crawley in West Sussex has recently hit the headlines, being the only area outside of London to make it into the top 10 most desirable places to live.  … Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Data protection, loss of data and compensation

Internet Security System

A recent Court of Appeal decision has changed the rules on compensation for data protection breaches, so that compensation may be awarded for a breach, even if no financial losses have occurred. This will have implications for many businesses, including the Travel industry and those who control and hold customer data. The case of Google… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Fundamental dishonesty

Fingers crossed behind businessmans back

Introduction The recent introduction of the Criminal Justice & Courts Act 2015, has enhanced a defendant’s ability to challenge dishonest personal injury claims. In addition to the exceptions for recovering costs in Qualified One-Way Costs Shifting (QOCS) matters, the Courts will now be compelled to strike out claims where a claimant is found to have… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Using the correct documents…

Hand holding pen

On so many occasions we see clients who come to us after they have agreed, signed and completed the purchase of a business or taken a lease of premises from a landlord … without seeing a lawyer. Some examples of horror stories include, unfortunately, where the client has not ensured that the property can lawfully… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Reasons to use a Lawyer in your Commercial Transaction

Law (typewriter)

This series of  notes, which will be published over the next few days, have been prepared to give an insight into what the role of a lawyer is in a commercial transaction. It gives examples of some situations that can arise in a commercial property transaction as well as in the purchase of an asset… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

When Insurance lets You Down

Money sack

I once acted for a client, who’d just bought their dream house and was carrying out extensive conversion works to it. While this was being carried out, he was crammed into a nearby flat. An electrician came to quote for installing the lights and while going down some darkened stairs, stepped on a loose step,… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Squatting is now illegal – the small print

The press is full of declarations that squatting will become a criminal offence from 1st September 2012 but is that the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth? Not really. Should all Landlords now jump for joy and breath a sigh of relief that they can now turn to the police rather than… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

The Equality Act 2010 – what it means for landlords – 8 months on

The Equality Act 2010 came into force on 1st October 2010.  I’m still watching with caution how this may impact cases where a landlord is trying to obtain possession from a tenant when they are in default of their tenancy agreement or, perhaps more significantly, when they are not but the landlord wants the property… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)