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Trust, estates & will disputes blog

Court of Protection best interest decision for Covid 19 Patient

16 Sep, 2021
In circumstances where an individual lacks capacity and requires serious medical treatment, it will fall to a ‘decision maker’ (such as an attorney or deputy) to make medical...
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Real estate blog

What does the future hold now for the government’s planning reforms?

16 Sep, 2021
The future of the government’s planning reforms seems uncertain with reports in national newspapers over the last week suggesting that the government is set to ditch many of the...
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Real estate blog

Return to pre-pandemic notice periods for seeking possession of residential tenancies

13 Sep, 2021
With the world slowly returning to some sort of normality, the extra regulations which have been imposed on landlords in respect of residential possession are starting to fall...
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Real estate blog

Commercial leasing post-pandemic: the pros and cons of flexibility

6 Sep, 2021
The question of how the retail and hospitality sectors will emerge from lockdown has been widely debated. A recent survey by Barclays Corporate Banking suggests that 40% of...
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Real estate blog

Report on Government's Call For Evidence on Commercial Rents

9 Aug, 2021
In April 2021, the UK Government invited the views of the property industry to help answer the question of how to deal with rent arrears that have accrued during the...
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Real estate blog

Rethinking office space for hybrid working

9 Aug, 2021
As hybrid working becomes the new normal for many organisations, offices are being re-configured to accommodate flexible and co-working styles which in some cases is leaving...
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Media & technology blog

How technology can help support employee wellbeing as companies move to hybrid and remote working models: A case study of Tahora

4 Aug, 2021
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish
Teams and Zoom have made remote working possible, but can technology play a wider role in supporting employees as working models change? Can it help bridge the gap created by...
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Real estate blog

Adapting to ground rent reform – the developer and investor perspective

3 Aug, 2021
This Autumn, the Leasehold Reform (Ground Rents) Bill is anticipated to be enacted. In leases granted after this time, landlords will be no longer be able to recover ground rent...
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Media & technology blog

Making hybrid work: How Yoyo has embraced technology and new ways of working to stay creative

28 Jul, 2021
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish
As part of our hybrid working campaign, we’re speaking to industry leaders from a variety of sectors to find out how their working styles have adapted during the pandemic. In...
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Trust, estates & will disputes blog

Disputing a will using fraudulent calumny

28 Jul, 2021
Having previously discussed challenging a will under the ground of undue influence, in this blog I explore the subtly different ground of fraudulent calumny. Influence from...
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Family law blog

Divorce and ADR – when should the “alternative” become the norm?

26 Jul, 2021
ADR. It stands for Alternative Dispute Resolution. The “alternative” part means non-court based. But why should that be “alternative” and not the norm? The family courts...
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Real estate blog

Beauty is in the eye of the freeholder

15 Jul, 2021
Why retail premises owners are attracting beauty and cosmetics occupiers Beauty is big business.  The industry as a whole was estimated to be worth £27.2 billion in 2018, with...
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Media & technology blog

Hybrid working: How to maintain data security

15 Jul, 2021
While many businesses plan to welcome more employees back into their offices as restrictions ease, a significant proportion of employees will continue to spend at least some of the...
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Real estate blog

Breaking up is never easy (when vacant possession is in play)

12 Jul, 2021
The Court of Appeal has overturned the High Court's decision in the case of Capitol Park Leeds Plc v Global Radio Services Limited.  A link to our original blog about the High...
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Real estate blog

Property’s part in a Green Industrial Revolution

8 Jul, 2021
This year, the UK is set to host the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow in November 2021. This is being hailed by The Guardian as “the most important global meeting...
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Real estate blog

Pandemic Rent Suspension Clauses on Lease Renewals: Round 2

6 Jul, 2021
On 11 May 2021 we reported on the outcome of the WH Smith lease renewal proceedings. In WH Smith one of the issues the County Court had to consider was the manner in which a...
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Employment blog

Making hybrid working work: Choosing the right hybrid working model

6 Jul, 2021
Hybrid working models, where employees split their time between working from home and attending the workplace, offer both opportunities and challenges (both legal and practical)...
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Real estate blog

Leasehold reform hits the headlines through changes in the operation of ground rent charges

25 Jun, 2021
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish
Ground rent reform has taken centre stage this week following the news that Persimmon Homes and Aviva have agreed to change the way they deal with ground rent charges. Read the...
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Real estate blog

What the First Homes scheme might mean for UK housebuilders

23 Jun, 2021
First Homes may not be with us immediately but the requirement to provide them as part of the affordable housing package is looming over the horizon. What will First Homes be? This...
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Real estate blog

Commercial rent arrears protections extended until March 2022

18 Jun, 2021
Following representations from the British Property Federation (BPF) and British Retail Consortium (BRC) amongst others, the government has announced that the statutory protection...
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