Member News

03/09/2012
Breakwater have formed a partnership with the American company, Aruba.  Aruba Networks specialise in wireless technology including wireless LAN switching, remote networking and network management. Aruba networks are a leading provider of next generation solutions for network access to the mobile...
03/09/2012
Following a previous article by Jean Parkinson published in the Solicitors Journal which outlined the proposals to crackdown upon residential squatters, the bill has now been passed. As of 1 September 2012 it will become a criminal offence to squat in a residential property, whether it is vacant or...
31/08/2012
Employment solicitor Sam Greenhalgh reports on a recent decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT), which considers when it is appropriate to identify a ‘pool’ from which employees are selected for redundancy. The employer in this case, a golf club, decided to make its club steward redundant...
30/08/2012
Norwich firm of solicitors, Leathes Prior, have sponsored Jack Coxall, a teenager from Frettenham, for his sponsored 130-mile bike ride on 1 & 2 September 2012 from Norwich to Great Ormond Street Hospital.   Jack suffered serious injuries to his pancreas and spleen in December 2009 and was in...
30/08/2012
Steeles Law Head of Real Estate Michael Fahy and Trainee Solicitor Laura Tanguay consider the High Court decision of Kettel v Bloomfield [2012] EWCA 1422 (Ch) on the right to use car parking spaces and the landlord’s ability to reallocate spaces. The Claimants in this case held leasehold interests...
29/08/2012
Steeles Law is pleased to announce that the firm is exhibiting at the popular Diss on View business event, presented by Diss Business Forum (DBF) and Hales Group Ltd once again this year. Steeles Law is pleased to announce that the firm is exhibiting at the popular Diss on View business event,...
29/08/2012
Survival Systems International UK (SSI) has completed the refurbishment of three 50-man lifeboat capsules from the Global Sante Fe Galaxy rig at its UK base at Great Yarmouth. All three were transported together by road from Scotland to be worked on simultaneously in Norfolk while the North Sea...
28/08/2012
Leading East of England law firm Birketts LLP are pleased to announce that Matthew Gowen has joined the firm as a consultant within the firm’s Corporate Criminal Defence team. Matthew is a practising barrister with 18 Red Lion Court, London, having been called to the Bar in 1992.  He will continue...
28/08/2012
Steeles Law Head of Real Estate Michael Fahy and Trainee Solicitor Laura Tanguay consider the High Court decision of E.ON UK plc v Gilesports Ltd [2012] EWHC 2172 (Ch) on landlord’s consent for assignment. Introduction This case is a useful illustration of how not to assign a lease. We outline the...
24/08/2012
Steeles Law Head of Real Estate Michael Fahy and Trainee Solicitor Laura Tanguay consider the Court of Appeal decision of Ener-G Holdings plc v Hormell [2012] EWCA Civ 1059 (31 July 2012) on personal service and ‘permissive’ drafting. In this case, the Court of Appeal considered an appeal by Ener-G...

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