Green eyed over green fingers

A new survey of around 1500 Brits has revealed the old saying of ‘Keeping up with the Joneses’ is still as relevant today as it has ever been. Garden and conservatory furniture experts, Alfresia.co.uk, revealed that 53% of Brits judge their garden based on their neighbour’s and many are getting green-eyed when it comes to their outdoor spaces Keen to keep up appearances, 71% of British residents even reveal that they would make improvements to keep up with their neighbour’s garden updates. Garden…

Monthly house price growth slowdown continues

The latest data and analysis from LSL Acadata has shown that despite most regions seeing annual price rises, average month on month growth (apart from in August) continues to slow. The figures for September revealed further a 0.1% during the month and 0.9% increase over the year – the lowest level in six and a half years. According to LSL, the average price in England and Wales remains above the £300,000 mark, and is up almost £3,000 on a year ago, now standing…

Cash purchase numbers fall to lowest level on record

New research published today by Hamptons International shows that in H1 2018, the proportion of homes in England and Wales bought with cash fell to 29.6%, the lowest level since the company’s records began. Hamptons International’s records started in H1 2007 when 33.6% of homes were purchased with cash and peaked in H2 2008 when 37.8% of homes in England and Wales were bought without a mortgage. In H1 2018, 113,490 homes were cash purchases, totalling £25.3 billion in value according to Land…

Call For Applications, Tenure Track Positions, Legal Studies, St. Jerome’s University

Two Faculty Positions Open, Department of Sociology and Legal Studies, St. Jerome’s University The Department of Sociology and Legal Studies at St. Jerome’s University invites applications for two (2) positions in Legal Studies, both commencing July 1, 2019. One is tenured or tenure stream at the rank of Associate Professor; the other is tenure stream at the rank of Assistant Professor and is subject to budgetary approval. Successful candidates will have a PhD in the interdisciplinary field of Legal Studies or a relevant interdisciplinary or disciplinary field in the humanities…

ASLCH CFP October 24, 2018 @Law_Cult_Huma

Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities: Call for Proposals We are pleased to announce that the Twenty-Second Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities will be held at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada on March 22-23, 2019. The event is co-sponsored by The Pauline Jewett Institute of Women’s and Gender Studies, Carleton University and the University of Ottawa. Information regarding the pre-conference Graduate Student Workshop will follow shortly. We welcome quality proposals on any topic related to law and legal studies. We warmly welcome proposals…

Human rights v the European Arrest Warrant? The legality of surrender detention after 90 days

EU Law Analysis: Human rights v the European Arrest Warrant? The legality of surrender detention after 90 days Human rights v the European Arrest Warrant? The legality of surrender detention after 90 days Joske Graat, PhD student, Utrecht University The Amsterdam District Court, which has the exclusive jurisdiction in the Netherlands to decide on incoming European Arrest Warrants (EAW), currently finds itself stuck between national rules and EU law obligations on detention and provisional release.  According to the Dutch Surrender Act (SA), the requested person needs to be (provisionally) released…

Funny, Funny Judges @laphamsquart

Lapham’s Quarterly offers this selection of interesting footnotes from cases, some well-known, some obscure. Included is a Ninth Circuit case that introduces the phrase, “Holy Copyright Law, Batman!” to the legal lexicon, and a cite to “Who Let the Dogs Out?” with the wry comment from Judge Philip S. Straniere that although the song “allegedly has nothing to do with canines[,] …I have not been able to understand the lyrics to any song written since the Fillmore East closed, I have appropriated the title solely to make a point and…

Television Drama, Law, and National Identity, Symposium at Centre for Law, Society, Popular Culture, Westminster Law School, September 6, 2019 @@UW_WLS ‏

Law & Humanities Blog: CFP: Television Drama, Law, and National Identity, Symposium at Centre for Law, Society, Popular Culture, Westminster Law School, September 6, 2019 @@UW_WLS ‏ skip to main | skip to sidebar CFP: Television Drama, Law, and National Identity, Symposium at Centre for Law, Society, Popular Culture, Westminster Law School, September 6, 2019 @@UW_WLS ‏ Centre for Law, Society and Popular Culture Television drama, law and national identity Symposium Announcement and First Call for Papers University of Westminster Television drama plays a seminal role in the cultural life…

Tips for buying at a property auction: What you need to know

Scott Hendry, auction finance expert at specialist lender Together, shares his best tips for property investors heading to an auction. 1. Read the legal pack The legal pack contains documents relating to the property, and is prepared by the seller’s conveyancer.Each one will be unique, so investors should always read the pack no matter how experienced you become. Make sure you’ve read the small print, as it’s often in these sections where surprises – such as covenants, restrictions and rights of access –…

The Mortgage Lender announce new residential mortgage range

The Mortgage Lender has announced that it has refreshed its residential mortgage range, including increasing maximum LTV’s, reducing completion fees and a new cashback range. According to the announcement, benefits of the new range will now include an increased maximum LTV to 90% through selected introducers, reduced completion fees, Rates for Real Life 1 at 70%t loan to value starting at 2.8% for a two-year fix and 3.55% for a five-year fix. At 90% LTV a two-year fix starts at 3.99%. £750 cashback…