In this episode of Building Blocks, Richard outlines the significance of Walsh v Lonsdale, an 1882 case which relates to the role of equity and the law and when they were fused together in the 1870s, starting with the The Judicature Acts 1873-1875. Lonsdale, the landlord, agreed a 7-year lease to Walsh, the tenant, but the lease was never executed as a deed. The rent was agreed but the tenant refused to pay the years' sum in advance, and so Lonsdale went into possession. The dispute lay in whether or not the lease was legal in the first place, with regards to equitable considerations and so the maxim, "Equity looks on as done that which ought to be done."
DJB is a national law firm that specialises entirely in real estate. The firm has offices in London, Manchester and Birmingham ensuring truly national coverage. The firm is renowned for its high quality legal work and service.
We only recruit experienced lawyers with excellent calibre. As a result, our legal team of around 50 lawyers have an average post-qualification experience that exceeds 20 years. Most have joined us from other City firms, in-house departments and/or senior roles. Our lawyers have advised some of the UK’s most significant land owners including Barclays Bank, HSBC, Credit Suisse, Rolls Royce, The Royal Parks, The Cabinet Office and The Crown Estate. This focus on quality only has led to a 50% male and female Partner rate.
All of our clients are provided with a dedicated client care professional at no extra charge, which ensures that they receive the highest standard of service at all times.
DJB is regularly selected to advise on high profile projects such as the hosting of the London 2012 Olympic Games by The Royal Parks and the first Sukuk Bond to be entered into by a Western Government on behalf of HM Treasury. Based in London at The Shard and also Manchester and Birmingham, DJB has a national presence.
The firm enjoys top tier rankings in all of the main directories, as well as receiving many awards.