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Reducing office space post COVID-19

10 Aug, 2020
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish
At a time when speed is vital, reorganising and reducing your office space can feel a frustratingly slow process. If you don’t have a lease end or break option coming up, you may...
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Planning & environment

The impact of the Business and Planning Act 2020 on planning permissions, appeals procedures and licensing

4 Aug, 2020
The Business and Planning Act 2020 received Royal Assent on 22 July 2020. The property elements of interest include extensions to the time periods to implement planning...
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Property dispute resolution / Real estate

Practice (Direction 55C) Makes Perfect?

28 Jul, 2020
First came Practice Direction 51Z; then Practice Direction 55.29; and now (drum roll please) Practice Direction 55C (“PD 55C”). PD 55C comes into effect on 23 August 2020...
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Planning & environment

Changes to planning to help revive the high street and bring forward development

24 Jul, 2020
July 2020 The Government has published the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2020. The Regulations will collate existing town centre uses...
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Leasehold enfranchisement

Law Commission’s Report - Leasehold on Home Ownership; buying your freehold or extending your lease

21 Jul, 2020
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish
The Law Commission’s long awaited report setting out proposals for the root and branch reform of leasehold enfranchisement law has now been published together with two further...
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Coronavirus hub / Data Protection

New data collection obligations for the leisure, food and drink sector

21 Jul, 2020
Businesses in the leisure, food and drink sector are being required to keep records of staff, customers and visitors in order to assist NHS Test and Trace in the event of a local...
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Restructuring & insolvency

The new moratorium procedure under the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act

17 Jul, 2020
The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 came into force on 26 June 2020.  It introduces a new moratorium procedure which allows a company or LLP to pursue a rescue plan...
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Commercial contracts / Coronavirus hub / Restructuring & insolvency

“Insolvent Abuse” - Restrictions on Rights to Terminate for Customer Insolvency

17 Jul, 2020
On 26 June 2020, the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (CIGA 2020) significantly restricted suppliers’ rights to terminate or suspend their contracts with insolvent...
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Coronavirus hub / Real estate

Options for landlords dealing with rent arrears following COVID-19

15 Jul, 2020
Following Government moratoriums on landlord enforcement options, the relationship between commercial property owners and occupiers has been turned on its head. Many landlords have...
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Coronavirus hub / Residential property

Residential Stamp Duty Land Tax holiday announced

14 Jul, 2020
On 8 July 2020 the Chancellor announced an SDLT ‘holiday’ from 8 July 2020 to 31 March 2021 (inclusive). Rates will then go back to what they were before. Only residential...
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Employment (business) / Coronavirus hub

Webinar for HR professionals - How to get through getting back to work

24 Jun, 2020
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish
THIS WEBINAR HAS NOW PASSED. YOU CAN VIEW A RECORDING BELOW. This webinar will focus on issues that employers are likely to face now that we are entering the recovery phase of the...
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Leasehold enfranchisement

Guide to enfranchisement and lease extension

14 May, 2020
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish
  Introduction to the Leasehold  Reform Act 1967 and the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 The area of leasehold enfranchisement has attracted a plethora...
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Leasehold enfranchisement

Lupin Ltd v 7-11 Princes Gate Ltd (1) and Princes Gate Partnership LLP (2)

6 Apr, 2020
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish
Although only a decision of the County Court, this case has some significant implications for those who practice in the field of leasehold enfranchisement. Background In 1989, the...
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Data Protection

Supreme Court finds Morrisons not liable for data breach by disgruntled employee

3 Apr, 2020
The Supreme Court has overturned a previous judgement by the Court of Appeal and ruled that the supermarket chain Morrisons should not be held vicariously liable for the actions of...
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Budget 2020 – business tax – our initial reactions

11 Mar, 2020
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish
A very confident and upbeat Chancellor delivered his first Budget speech today promising to deliver on his party’s promises to the British people.   Rishi Sunak opened with a...
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Data Protection / Employment (business)

Maintaining data security when homeworking

5 Mar, 2020
As a result of the coronavirus outbreak, many businesses have closed their offices and other work premises and employees are now working from home. Remote working is not a new...
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Family

All’s fair in collaborative law

4 Mar, 2020
With Family Court delays being at an all-time high, separating couples may be looking at alternative processes.  Vanda James, partner at law firm Cripps Pemberton Greenish...
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Family businesses

Family Investment Companies – the latest bee in HMRC’s bonnet…

28 Feb, 2020
The ‘breaking news’ in the FT last weekend that HMRC has set up a ‘secret’ team to investigate the use of family investment companies (or FICs) has certainly set the hares...
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Tax advice

Speculation increases about likely changes to entrepreneurs’ relief

22 Jan, 2020
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish
There is mounting speculation about possible reforms, or even abolition, of entrepreneurs’ relief – potentially taking effect as soon as Budget Day on 11th March. Although...
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Law Commission’s Report on Option to Reduce the Price Payable on Enfranchisement

9 Jan, 2020
Having initially been delayed due to the dissolution of Parliament in November, the Law Commission have today published a report setting out their options for reform of the current...
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