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Real estate needs to level up its skills and mindset with the technology sector to transform the built environment

15 Nov, 2019
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish
A new report released today by top 100 law firm Cripps Pemberton Greenish, has found that real estate companies are crying out for partnerships with tech start-ups to help them...
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Real estate blog

The Flexible Workspace Series

6 Dec, 2019
Flexible workspace: here for a long time, not just a good time ... Expected to reach 3.0 million square feet by the end of 20201 and to pump £12bn into the UK over the next...
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Real estate blog

What constitutes 'common parts' upon enfranchisement?

3 Dec, 2019
In a case decided by the Upper Tribunal (UT) (and which is the subject of an appeal to the Court of Appeal), a group of participating tenants in a building called Queen Court made...
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Wills, tax, trusts & probate blog

Best Intentions: Common pitfalls for attorneys

29 Nov, 2019
As the population ages, the need to nominate someone to assist us in making decisions or to make decisions on our behalf when we are no longer able to do so becomes more...
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Food & drink blog

Venture capital bringing an appetising offer to the table

29 Nov, 2019
  Since selling a 50% stake to venture capital and private equity specialists Active Partners, Honest Burgers has enjoyed a successful performance whilst some rivals have been...
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Charities & not-for-profit blog

Charities: commercial partnerships and why compatibility comes first

29 Nov, 2019
  Never look a gift horse in the mouth (so the saying goes) but when it comes to forming partnerships with commercial companies, charities would be better advised to ‘look...
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Trust, estates & will disputes blog

Preventing a grant of probate being obtained – the use of a caveat

25 Nov, 2019
We are often approached about the steps that someone can take to prevent an estate being distributed where there is a real concern over the validity of the deceased’s Will. ...
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Trust, estates & will disputes blog

Can we really not agree to additional time to negotiate?

22 Nov, 2019
I recently posted a blog on the court’s first instance decision in Cowan v Foreman & Ors [2019], in which Mr Justice Mostyn heavily discouraged the use of agreements to...
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Real estate blog

Collective enfranchisement: room for reform?

19 Nov, 2019
The government's plans for leasehold reforms include seeking to redress the imbalance of power and increase transparency for leaseholders.  Cases such as that summarised below...
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Wills, tax, trusts & probate blog

HMRC bring forward payment date for CGT on residential property – what this means for taxpayers

14 Nov, 2019
HMRC are bringing forward the payment date for capital gains tax liabilities arising on gains made on the disposal of residential property, whether by way of sale, gift or transfer...
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Real estate blog

Telecoms rights: landowner's intention to redevelop

14 Nov, 2019
A recent Upper Tribunal decision[1]  confirmed that landowners cannot avoid rights being imposed on their land under the Electronic Communications Code 2017 (the Code) simply by...
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Food & drink blog

“I’m Sorry Dave – I can’t serve you that” – AI in the Food and Drink Industries

8 Nov, 2019
  With McDonald’s acquiring an artificial intelligence start-up to potentially help with drive-thru orders, and an AI developed whisky in the works, it looks like artificial...
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Construction matters blog

Is down still the new up or have we seen the end of the "bankers' bunkers" boom?

7 Nov, 2019
Few people will have pounded the pavements of London in the past few years without bumping into a soil-removal conveyor pouring a continuous stream of rubble into an awaiting skip...
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Wills, tax, trusts & probate blog

Second Thoughts: succession issues arising from second marriages

31 Oct, 2019
An increasing number of marriages in England and Wales take place between couples who were previously divorced or widowed.  Francesca Sassoli outlines some of the legal issues...
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Professional negligence blog

Financial Ombudsman Service v Common Law

30 Oct, 2019
One of the defining features of the legal system of England and Wales is the doctrine of precedent. This principle requires judges to follow the judgments of judges in higher...
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Food & drink blog

Pop-up-shops – a licence to occupy or a licence for disaster?

29 Oct, 2019
The way people shop and the demand of customers has changed enormously.  Customers continue to search for variety in their shopping experience, especially because of the increase...
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Charities & not-for-profit blog

New guidance for charities about campaigning before an election

22 Oct, 2019
The Lobbying Act[1] (the Act) requires non-party campaigners (for example, charities) to register with the Electoral Commission if their spending on regulated campaigning...
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Construction matters blog

Raising the roof: legal issues in off-site construction

18 Oct, 2019
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish
Articles in the construction press often discuss the advantages and disadvantages of modular/off-site construction methods. But, the height of 101 George Street suggests, quite...
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Trust, estates & will disputes blog

Court awards cost protection to the son of a deceased in pursuing a claim against his siblings

16 Oct, 2019
In the recent case of Dhillon v Dhillon, the court made a Beddoe order in favour of one of three brothers in connection with a proposed claim against his siblings. A Beddoe order...
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Trust, estates & will disputes blog

Mediation heads of terms found to be binding by the court

16 Oct, 2019
In the recent case of Abberley v Abberley [2019] EWHC 1564 the High Court found that the heads of terms of settlement drawn up during the mediation was considered binding...
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Real estate blog

Nuisance for a goose - landowners, take a gander

15 Oct, 2019
In the case of Canada Goose UK Retail Ltd v Persons Unknown and another [2019] EWHC 2459 (QB), animal welfare protests had taken place outside the claimants' London store.  The...
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