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Employment facts from April 2022

20 Apr, 2022
New limits for various types of compensation, redundancy pay, sickness pay and the national minimum wage have come into force over the last few weeks. As a busy professional...
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Restructuring & insolvency

Director Disqualification – What is unfit conduct?

14 Apr, 2022
Section 6 of the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 (CDDA 1986) provides that “the court shall make a disqualification order against a person in any case where, on an...
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Family

No fault divorce

5 Apr, 2022
The biggest reform to divorce law of England and Wales since 1973 is effective from 6 April 2022, the “no fault divorce”. Previously, those who wished to divorce without a...
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Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022

24 Mar, 2022
Important changes for overseas investors in UK real estate In light of the current socio-political climate provoked by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022, the...
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Professional negligence

Limitation

28 Feb, 2022
In the words of 14th Century poet Chaucer, “time and tide wait for no man”, and this ancient proverb is no more relevant than in a litigation context. Simply put, if you think...
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Professional negligence

To complain or claim?

28 Feb, 2022
A question which often arises when a professional has let someone down is whether to complain following the professionals internal complaints procedure, perhaps referring the...
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Restructuring & insolvency

All things ‘BILS’, Directors Disqualification, recent cases and recommendations

18 Feb, 2022
In the space of 15 months, from March 2020, the three main Covid loan schemes – Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS), Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) and a scheme...
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Leasehold enfranchisement

The right to manage after the Supreme Court overturns Gala Unity in FirstPort Property Services Ltd v Settlers Court RTM Company Ltd

18 Jan, 2022
Last week (12 Jan), the Supreme Court handed down judgment in the much anticipated case of FirstPort Property Services Ltd v Settlers Court RTM Company Ltd & Ors [2022] UKSC 1...
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Commercial contracts / Information technology / Technology

Pain-free tech procurement

25 Nov, 2021
If investment in technology is required, here are some top tips to help ensure your procurement process is pain-free: Ensure you have clearly identified what your business needs...
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Leasehold enfranchisement

In anticipation of FirstPort Property Services Ltd v Settlers Court RTM Company in the Supreme Court

9 Nov, 2021
The Supreme Court will hear an appeal from FirstPort Property Services this week after its initial appeal “leapfrogged” the Court of Appeal. The case will decide whether a...
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Leasehold enfranchisement

Options for leaseholders - the Right to Manage

19 Oct, 2021
Whilst we await the next steps in relation to the reinvigoration of Commonhold, leaseholders that are unhappy with the management of their building may wish to consider the Right...
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Family businesses

Winning the Generation Game

29 Sep, 2021
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish
With around 70% of all family businesses failing in the initial transition from generation 1 to generation 2, the earlier they embark on succession planning the greater the chance...
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Advertising & media

What is new for international data transfers?

28 Sep, 2021
Following the decision in the Schrems II case in July 2020, the EU’s Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) have been subject to review both in the EU and in the UK.    New EU...
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What role will the office play post-pandemic?

17 Aug, 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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Leasehold enfranchisement

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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International clients

Choisir le bon modèle de travail hybride

16 Jul, 2021
Les modèles de travail hybride, c’est-à-dire ce savant dosage de télétravail et de journées en présentiel au bureau présente à la fois des opportunités et des enjeux...
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Employment (individual)

As businesses adopt new working models post pandemic – what must you consider as an employee

15 Jul, 2021
As many businesses adopt hybrid working models, where their employees split their time between working from home and attending the workplace, we’re seeing those employees...
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Vacancies

Everyone has an Estate – does everyone need a Plan?  

8 Jun, 2021
We Brits don’t like talking about inheritances it seems – particularly before the event.  But when (according to one recent survey) £5.5tn is expected to change hands through...
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Leasehold enfranchisement

First step on the road to Leasehold Reform and its impact on Enfranchisement

7 Jun, 2021
The Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill is currently making its way through Parliament, with the next step being the committee stage scheduled for 9 June 2021.  This is the first...
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Commercial dispute resolution

Completion accounts in share purchase agreements – avoiding disputes

5 May, 2021
What are completion accounts and why are they used? A buyer of a business will usually base their offer to purchase it on the most recent financial statements – typically...
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