Succession and Wills Regulations in Cyprus

In Cyprus, an individual can distribute his/her estate by drafting a Will. In case, a deceased person had not prepared a Will during his/her lifetime then his/her estate will be distributing according to the Cyprus Wills and Succession Law, Cap. 195. Precisely, the distribution of an estate could be regulated by a Will or according to the Law or both. The Cyprus Wills and Succession Law, Cap. 195 regulates: The succession of the estate of physical persons, residents of the Republic of Cyprus. The succession of real estate of physical…

Political Sublime and the World Order @hartpublishing

New from Hart Publishing: Pier Giuseppe Monateri, Dominus Mundi: Political Sublime and the World Order (Hart Publishing (2018). This monograph makes a seminal contribution to existing literature on the importance of Roman law in the development of political thought in Europe. In particular it examines the expression ‘dominus mundi’, following it through the texts of the medieval jurists – the Glossators and Post-Glossators – up to the political thought of Hobbes. Understanding the concept of dominus mundi sheds light on how medieval jurists understood ownership of individual things; it is…

How Is an Immigration Solicitor Different From Family Law Attorneys

There are a number of areas where an immigration solicitor differs from family law attorneys. While an immigration solicitor is more concerned with solving issues related to entering a foreign country, family law attorneys deal with cases that are related to the various legal issues that may surround families. Both have their specialized areas of expertise which is why they need to contact for completely separate roles altogether. Let us have a look at both these lawyers to get a clear idea on how they can help us and when…

Sedley on Law and the Whirligig of Time @hartpublishing

New from Hart Publishing: Stephen Sedley, Law and the Whirligig of Time (Hart Publishing, 2018). For over 30 years, first as a QC, then as a judge, and latterly as a visiting professor of law at Oxford, Stephen Sedley has written and lectured about aspects of the law that do not always get the attention they deserve. His first anthology of essays, Ashes and Sparks, was praised in the New York Times by Ian McEwan for its ‘exquisite, finely balanced prose, the prickly humour, the knack of artful quotation and…

Blackstone and His Critics @hartpublishing

New from Hart Publishing: Blackstone and His Critics (Anthony Page and Wilfrid Prest, eds., 2018). William Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws of England (1765-69) is perhaps the most elegant and influential legal text in the history of the common law. By one estimate, Blackstone has been cited well over 10,000 times in American judicial opinions alone. Prominent in recent reassessment of Blackstone and his works, Wilfrid Prest also convened the Adelaide symposia which have now generated two collections of essays: Blackstone and his Commentaries: Biography, Law, History (2009), and Re-Interpreting…

FTBs are risking their health to own a home

“It is concerning how negatively the house buying process is impacting health, personal relationships and careers.” According to new research, careers, relationships and even health are being pushed further down the list of priorities for first-time buyers who are desperate to reach the first rung of the housing ladder. Almost half (47%) admitted that they have had to rebuild their lives due to the compromises made to buy a home. The new data from Aldermore shows that 52% of respondents were made…

Selective Licensing is unlikely to improve PRS housing standards

“Good landlords, with good houses will naturally apply for the license and pay the fee. Rogue landlords, with bad houses, won’t” Nottingham city council’s new Selective Licensing Scheme which will see all non-HMO properties across most of the city, aims to ‘raise the standards in the private rented sector, ensuring all tenants are able to enjoy safe, comfortable, and well managed homes.’ Despite it claims, we believe the scheme will do little to improve the standard of rental accommodation and only result in…

Are rental reforms risking the future of Edinburgh Festivals?

” If this sets a trend, and artists struggle to find short-term accommodation, the 2018 Edinburgh Festival could be the last to offer such a variety of talent” The Scottish Government’s private rental reforms are shaking up the sector according to new data, which reveals rental property sales have outstripped purchases five-fold in the last three months. Findings from the National Landlords Association (NLA) show that almost a quarter (24 per cent) of landlords with property in Scotland have sold over the last…

New build quality concerns for a quarter of Brits

“Poor build quality is an increasing issue in the UK housing market” A recent survey by BLP Insurance has found that 24% of people consider a lack of build quality is a major disadvantage of buying a new build home over an older property. People living in the north of England (29%) were more likely to view a lack of quality of construction as a major disadvantage of new build homes compared to those people living in London and the south east (21%).…