Rosenmueller on Two Kingdoms in a Multi-Tiered Empire @MTSUNews

Christoph Rosenmueller, Middle Tennessee State University, has published Two Kingdoms in a Multi-Tiered Empire: New Spain and New Galicia in the Mid-Eighteenth Century as Max Planck Institute for European Legal History Research Paper Series No. 2018-10. Here is the abstract. This article casts light on the structure of the Spanish empire by focusing on the relations between two American kingdoms, New Spain and New Galicia. New Spain comprised the heartland of colonial Mexico, and New Galicia lay to its northwest. New Spain enjoyed significant status and to a degree controlled…

Greenhouse on Reading Durkheim in Darkness

Carol Greenhouse, Princeton University, has published Reading Durkheim in Darkness at 45 Journal of Law and Society 664 (2018). Here is the abstract. This article is a contribution to the occasional series dealing with major books that have influenced the authors. Previous contributors include Stewart Macaulay, John Griffith, William Twining, Carol Harlow, Geoffrey Bindman, Harry Arthurs, André‐Jean Arnaud, Alan Hunt, Michael Adler, Lawrence O. Gostin, John P. Heinz, Roger Brownsword, Roger Cotterrell, and Nicola Lacey. I have chosen Émile Durkheim’s Division of Labor in Society (1893). As for many social…

McAdams and Corre on New Light on the Trial of Billy Budd

Richard H. McAdams, University of Chicago Law School, and Jacob Corre have published New Light on the Trial of Billy Budd as University of Chicago Public Law Working Paper No. 684. Here is the abstract. We add to the extensive literature on Herman Melville’s Billy Budd, Sailor, with a careful inquiry into the legal questions it poses. Our ultimate position is that Captain Vere is neither clearly a hero nor clearly a villain. Instead, the novel embraces ambiguity by intentionally arming each side of the debate with considerable firepower, leaving…

NAEA announce speakers for 2019 conference

For the third year running, Sally Bundock, business and financial journalist at the BBC, will be hosting the annual NAEA Propertymark National Conference. The line-up also features Joe McEwan, former Head of Brand at Innocent and Andrew McMillan, the man responsible for defining John Lewis’ legendary customer service. Taking place on 14th February 2019 at 155 Bishopsgate in London, the Conference is an essential opportunity for agents to network with likeminded peers, get up to date with important industry issues and hear valuable…

A third of homeowners claim to be stuck on the property ladder

New research from Lloyds Bank has revealed that 35% potential second steppers feel that it’s harder to sell their current property now compared to 12 months ago. The report highlights that on average, this group have been in their first property for three and a half years, and expect to wait another 18 months before moving up the ladder – affectively putting their lifes on hold and in some cases even delaying having children. According to Lloyds, second steppers now intend to stay…

The latest UK yield hotspots for landlords revealed

Shawbrook Bank has released new data that shows exactly where the current best investment opportunities for landlords are in 2018. In spite of a barrage of tax changes making it harder to make money on buy-to-let, there are still pockets of the market where investors can achieve an average yield of 5.4%, according to Shawbrook’s ‘UK Buy to Let’ report. Looking at house prices, the research from Shawbrook Bank predicts annual property price inflation to be more subdued in the five years up…

Real rental growth down in majority of UK over the last decade

The latest statistics released by Hamptons International have shown that, over the last 10 years, CPI, which measures the average cost of goods and services (or the cost of living), has outpaced rents. As a result, real rental growth (rental growth adjusted for inflation), has fallen -2.2% in Great Britain since October 2008. Over the last decade rents have risen 22%, but inflation has risen 24% over the same period. The East and London are the only regions across Great Britain where rental…

An analysis of the K. & B. ruling of the CJEU

EU Law Analysis: The effectiveness of the right to family reunion of refugees: An analysis of the K. & B. ruling of the CJEU The effectiveness of the right to family reunion of refugees: An analysis of the K. & B. ruling of the CJEU Mark Klaassen, Assistant professor at the Institute of Immigration Law at Leiden University For most EU Member States (the UK, Ireland and Denmark have opted out), family reunion between non-EU citizens residing on their territory and their non-EU citizen family members living abroad is governed…

House prices up for first time since February

The latest figures released from LSL have shown that, during October, house prices rebounded and gained 0.4% – the first increase since February. However, according to the data, the annual rate of price increases continued to slow, dropping to just 1.0%. Despite this, most regions continue to show growth, the exceptions being both the South East and North East, which show modest falls on an annual basis. The average price of a home in England and Wales is now £304,433, up from £301,367…