News and Insights

Hamlins advises Hybridan and Spark on successful AIM fundraising

Hamlins is delighted to announce that it has acted for longstanding client Hybridan LLP as Broker and new client Spark Advisory Partners as nominated adviser on a successful fundraising for Integumen plc, the biotech company traded on the London Stock... Read more

Hamlins comment on Sir Cliff Richard winning privacy case against BBC

Today, the High Court handed down a Judgment which has significant implications to all future privacy cases. Christopher Hutchings, Hamlins Media Partner was invited onto the Victoria Derbyshire show to give an interview, as a leading privacy law expert, discussing... Read more

Hamlins promotes Sarah Finch to Partner in the Real Estate Disputes team

Hamlins are delighted to announce that Sarah Finch has been promoted to Partner. Sarah joined Hamlins in 2016 and has from the outset contributed to the continuing success of the Real Estate Disputes team. She specialises in real estate litigation.... Read more

Landlord found unreasonable in refusing consent to tenant’s planning application

In the case of Rotrust Nominees Ltd v Hautford Ltd, 2018, the Court of Appeal concluded whether a landlord could reasonably refuse a tenant’s planning application to change the use of a commercial property to residential, if doing so would... Read more

Break clause construed against the Landlord

The High Court held in the unreported case of Goldman Sachs International v Procession House Trustee Ltd (2018) that a tenant could sufficiently exercise a break clause in a lease by yielding up the premises with vacant possession and arrears... Read more

The continuing costs of short-term Airbnb use

An appeal judge (His Honour Judge Luba QC) sitting in the County Court at Central London has held that an injunction restraining a leaseholder from letting his flat as Airbnb accommodation shall continue, and approved the first-instance decision that Airbnb... Read more

Hamlins noted in The Lawyer article on News Group phone hacking cases

Hamlins were noted as one of the three firms acting for the claimants in the ongoing News Group phone hacking trials in The Lawyers update on the case. The final 30 cases of the current tranche of cases in the long-running News... Read more

HPN breakfast with guest speaker Kate Adie, 6th June 2018

Hamlins Property Network (HPN) will be hosting our next property breakfast on 6th June 2018. We are delighted to welcome our guest speaker Kate Adie, best known for her  reporting from war zones across the world. Event details Wednesday 6th... Read more

Hamlins obtain permission to Appeal in privacy case against Channel 5 for show “Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away!”

Hamlins have now obtained permission to Appeal, in respect of damages only, in Mr Ali and Mrs Aslam’s leading privacy case against Channel 5 for the show “Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away!” Hamlins’ clients were successful at Trial before... Read more

Hamlins to sponsor the Small Cap Awards, 14 June 2018

Hamlins will be sponsoring the sixth annual Small Cap Awards which recognise outstanding achievement of smaller quoted companies. The awards, hosted by Peter Dickson, will take place on 14 June 2018 at The Montcalm Hotel. This event will shine a light... Read more