A Guide To His Judicial Writing Style

Richard Weisberg, Cardozo School of Law, has published Cardozo’s ‘Law and Literature’: A Guide to His Judicial Writing Style at 34 Touro Law Rev. 349 (2018). Here is the abstract. Weisberg traces Judge Cardozo’s advice about legal writing to the famous 1925 essay LAW AND LITERATURE and applies it to the judicial opinions and other published works of Cardozo and various other judges. Download the essay from SSRN at the link. Source link

New cashback remortgage range launches at Tesco

Tesco Bank has announced that it has launched a new range of remortgage products offering cashback of up to £1,000. According to the lender, remortgage customers can now benefit from cashback of £250 or £1,000, or a free standard conveyancing service, on a range of two and five-year fixed rate remortgage products. All Tesco Bank mortgages also offer a free valuation service. Julian Hartley, director of mortgages, savings and loans, said: “We are delighted to be offering cashback on a range of…

Borrowers encouraged to remortgage by vast majority of brokers

A new survey by Paragon has revealed that 83% of mortgage intermediaries reach out to their customers to discuss remortgage options once a they reach the end of their initial term. Paragon found that in terms of contact, half of intermediaries said they always contact customers as they approach the end of their current arrangement and one third said they usually do so. On average, intermediaries said that 43% of their customers chose a product switch with their existing lender rather than remortgaging…

Parenting Arrangements in Family Law – Everything You Must Know

Getting Divorced – Divorce is ugly, particularly when it involves minor children. If you are not getting along well with your spouse then this does not mean you can neglect your kids. The fact is parental responsibility is the same even after the divorce! According to the Family Law, you are accountable for all basic and prominent needs of your children after the divorce, till they are of legal age. This is mandatory until and unless the court issues any orders against it, which would be the case only in…

Expat BTL products revamped at Saffron

Saffron Building Society has announced that it has refreshed its range of Expat mortgages aimed at landlords looking to purchase or re-mortgage a ‘Buy To Let’ property in the UK whilst living abroad. According to the lender, the revamped BTL range have a number of key features new to the market including a new 55 % LTV band, a new fixed rate now up to 75% LTV and no restriction on countries – Expat Landlords can live in any location around the world including…

Where are the most vulnerable landlords in the UK?

Tax changes including the second home surcharge and tapering of mortgage interest relief have constrained the buy-to-let market in recent years, resulting in an environment where yield alone can no longer be the primary consideration. According to new research by Gatehouse Bank, the most vulnerable rental market in the UK is Winchester, offering landlords the hardest won gains followed by Cambridge, Chichester, Warwick and Reading. The study takes into account the second tier of economic indicators including how long available rentals have been…

Average London rents hit new record high

The latest data from Homelet has been released and shows that, as interest rates have risen, so has the average rent in the capital, hitting a new record high of £1600. According to Homelet’s analysis, average rents in London have hit £1,615 – a 3.3% rise on last year and the first month on record that average rents in Greater London have surpassed £1,600. Homelet found that the average rent in the UK is now £937, this is up by 1.3% on the…