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Court rejects appeal to cut Gary Robb’s sentence

The Island’s Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by Gary Robb’s lawyers to reduce his jail sentence for the appropriation of Greek Cypriot property in the northern Turkish occupied areas.

Bar Association fines lawyer for misconduct

Paphos lawyer Emily Lemoniati has been fined for misconduct by the Cyprus Bar Association after breaching her client’s instructions and the Association’s code of professional ethics.

Acting on unsound legal advice can cost you thousands

In efforts to prevent nefarious property developers in Cyprus demanding extortionate sums of money from clients who wished to sell a property before its Title Deed was issued, the government introduced a new law last year.

Department of Land and Surveys Citizens Charter

The Department of Lands and Surveys ‘Citizens Charter’ provides information on the services it offers together with the procedures to be followed and the costs associated with various types of applications related to immovable property in Cyprus.

Bill to give more powers to Land Registry Directors

Land Registry Directors may soon be given powers to ease the issue of Title Deeds to individual owners of co-owned property in cases where one or more of the co-owners refuses to cooperate.

Could north court ruling have significance for south?

In a case that that may be significant for those living in the south of the Island, a Norwegian lady living in the occupied areas of Cyprus recently won her case against a landowner and the ‘TRNC’ Ministry of the Interior.

O’Dwyer aid marks a Cyprus legal first

Conor O’Dwyer, whose dispute with Paralimni-based property developer Christoforos Karayiannas & Son Ltd has been dragging on for more than six years, has been granted legal aid to continue his civil action.

An end to greedy developers extorting cancellation fees

The days when greedy property developers could extort contract cancellation fees from purchasers who wished to sell a property in Cyprus before its Title Deed had been issued have come to an end.

Commission refers Cyprus to EU Court of Justice

The European Commission has referred Cyprus to the European Court of Justice for non-compliance with European Union Treaty rules on the free movement of capital in respect of unrestricted access to buy a second home in Cyprus.

Cyprus Town Planning Amnesty penalties announced

The Ministry of Interior has published the penalty charges to be levied under the temporary provisions of the Cyprus Town Planning Amnesty for planning irregularities resulting from overbuilding.

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