Ian Hogg - 20 Years a Senior Clerk

Typically, when people think about the Bar and length of service, we focus on the seniority of the Barristers themselves - what is their year of call, how senior are they, when will they take silk etc? Yet, some of the longest serving members of the legal profession are not the lawyers themselves, but the clerks. So, this month we shine the spotlight on our very own Senior Clerk, Ian Hogg, who turned 20 years as a Senior Clerk last month. For those of you that know Ian, you'll probably be aware that he is incredibly camera-shy. So camera-shy in fact, that the only way we had to pretend the camera wasn't rolling during a 'practice run' interview. Of course, the camera was rolling, so wha

Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 section 20B – The 18 month rule

The Landlord and Tenant Acts 1985 and 1987 (as amended) contain several provisions for the regulation of service charge notices in relation to ‘dwellings’. This lecture concerns one of them: the 18 month time limit on service charge demands contained in s.20B Landlord and Tenant Act 1985. The Statute ‘18.— Meaning of “service charge” and “relevant costs”. (1) In the following provisions of this Act “service charge” means an amount payable by a tenant of a dwelling as part of or in addition to the rent— (a) which is payable, directly or indirectly, for services, repairs, maintenance, improvements or insurance or the landlord's costs of management, and (b) the whole or part of which varies or

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