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Brave Future - practical tips and legal advice for businesses

14 Oct, 2020
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish
The Covid-19 global pandemic has had an impact on all businesses forcing us to adapt to new ways of working. Some industries have been impacted harder than others with businesses...
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Construction

Section 233B Insolvency Act 1986 – What does it mean for construction contracts?

21 Jan, 2021
The Corporate Insolvency & Governance Act 2020 introduced a raft of measures designed to provide additional protection to companies in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak. ...
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National Lockdown and extension of the furlough scheme

19 Jan, 2021
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish
Following the announcement of the new national restrictions which come into effect from 5th November 2020, we look at the implications for employers of the new lockdown and in...
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Real estate

Insurance revisited

15 Jan, 2021
Update from 15 January 2021 Latest update on  FCA’s ‘business interruption insurance’ test case. The Supreme Court has today handed down judgment dismissing the insurers’...
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Leasehold enfranchisement / Real estate

Who will be eligible? Recommendations for reform in the leasehold sector

9 Jan, 2021
Amy Jackson looks at how the Law Commission proposes to reform the qualification criteria for tenants looking to buy their freehold or extend their lease and the potential...
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Leasehold enfranchisement

Law Commission’s proposals for leasehold reform – dispute resolution and costs

8 Jan, 2021
Kerry Glanville explains the recommendations that have been made for the determination of disputes and the recovery of costs in the context of reforms to leasehold. This article...
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Leasehold enfranchisement / Real estate

The Future of Homeownership - Reinvigorating Commonhold in the 21st Century

7 Jan, 2021
The reform of leasehold home ownership is at the forefront of the political agenda and the Law Commission has recently recommended wholesale changes which will transform the...
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Employment (business)

Banning non-competition clauses – how will you be affected?

17 Dec, 2020
You could be forgiven for missing the radical steps by the government to overhaul the protection businesses have long relied on. The UK government is currently consulting on the...
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Commercial dispute resolution

Injunctions

15 Dec, 2020
What is an injunction? An injunction is a court order that requires a party to either carry out a specific act (for example to hand over items, documents or information) or...
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Employment (business)

The impact of Brexit on your workforce. Seven practical steps to help you prepare for upcoming changes to immigration rules

7 Dec, 2020
As the Brexit transition period ended on 11pm 31st December 2020, it is now more important than ever to consider the  potential impact of Brexit on your workforce. There are key...
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Leasehold enfranchisement / Real estate

What it means for a building to be subject to Right to Manage

27 Nov, 2020
Here is a short guide as to the implications for a landlord where a building has been the subject of a successful Right to Manage (RTM) claim made by the tenants. RTM management...
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Leasehold enfranchisement / Real estate / Real estate

Duval v 11-13 Randolph Crescent Limited Landlords and tenants in shackles together?

17 Nov, 2020
On 6 May 2020, by a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court handed down the widely reported judgment in Duval v 11-13 Randolph Crescent concerning a landlord’s power to licence...
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Judgment handed down in the Financial Conduct Authority's test case

15 Sep, 2020
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish
The long-awaited judgment on the Financial Conduct Authority’s (“FCA”) business interruption insurance (BII) policies test case has been handed down today. ...
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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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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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