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The new VAT reverse charge mechanism for construction services

3 Sep, 2019
On 1 October 2020, a domestic ‘reverse charge’ will be introduced for specified construction services. Under the new legislation, the recipient of services supplied in the...
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Retail / Real estate

Breathing new life into our town centres: the case for collaboration in real estate regeneration

2 Sep, 2019
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish
Louise Metson, planning associate and Lauren Warner trainee solicitor from Cripps Pemberton Greenish discuss. The retail industry is going through radical change and, with more and...
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Advertising, technology & media / Real estate

Fit for PropTech – How to scope and procure software to benefit your property business

29 Aug, 2019
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish
PropTech has become the industry buzzword of the last decade as real estate investors grapple with how they can use technology to their advantage. Artificial intelligence...
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A tale of two cities: why savvy HNWIs are looking to West London

2 Aug, 2019
Partner Charles Miéville explains why Notting Hill continues to be a popular choice for high net worth clients looking to buy in London, and observes how the wider PCL market...
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Food & drink

Digital signatures – the future of contracting?

30 Jul, 2019
In the digital age it is far from uncommon (and indeed, may even be the norm for some) for businesses to enter into contracts by electronic means. Electronic contracts have a range...
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Food & drink

The big issue – mental health in the workplace

30 Jul, 2019
One in four people will experience a mental health problem at some point in their lifetime.   An increasingly common cause or reason for the worsening of mental health issues is...
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Residential property

Leasehold reform consultation - briefing note

26 Jul, 2019
Over 18 months have elapsed since the Government expressed its intention to implement a prohibition on the sale of leasehold houses and to place a cap on ground rents in...
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Services for business owners / Banking & finance

Transition from Libor to Sonia

16 Jul, 2019
Borrowers and Lenders take note – the FCA has advised that LIBOR (the London Interbank Offered Rate) will end in 2021 and are encouraging the adoption of SONIA (the Sterling...
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Food & drink

Resolving Disputes at an Owner / Manager Level

30 Jun, 2019
Any dispute is disruptive to business, but a dispute that arises between the owners and/or management can be catastrophic, particularly in food businesses, where any disruption to...
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Food & drink

Focus on Corporate Manslaughter

30 Jun, 2019
Food service businesses operate within a relatively high risk industry, and prosecutions for Corporate Manslaughter always grab the headlines, but what are the true risks for...
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Advertising, technology & media

Cripps Pemberton Greenish sponsors the Kent Excellence in Business Awards 2019

18 Jun, 2019
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish
Cripps Pemberton Greenish are delighted to support the Kent Excellence in Business Awards (KEiBA), an annual awards scheme produced by KM Media Group and Kent County Council.  Now...
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Enfranchisement and lease extension

18 Jun, 2019
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish
The Leasehold Reform Act 1967 has now been with us for 50 years. Originally intended to allow enfranchisement of lower rateable value houses, it was amended significantly by the...
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The Right to Manage - a short guide

17 Jun, 2019
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish
Landlord & Tenant Act 1987 commonhold and leasehold reform act 2002 By Section 37 of the Supreme Court Act 1981 the High Court was given the power to appoint a receiver or...
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Food & drink

Flexible spaces

30 May, 2019
Food service businesses operate from a diverse range of properties – from pop-up kitchens to warehouses to office spaces – but whatever the area, a key concern will be...
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Residential property / Tax advice / Tax returns

Stamp Duty Land Tax: Non-UK resident surcharge consultation

3 May, 2019
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish
Please find below our official response paper to the Stamp Duty Land Tax: Non-UK resident surcharge consultation which was submitted on Friday 3 May 2019. For further information...
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Food & drink

Buying or selling a franchise

1 May, 2019
Food and drink franchising continues to be one of the UK’s biggest growth areas. Kevin Finlayson, Associate with law firm Cripps, incorporating Pemberton Greenish, offers some...
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Food & drink

Do I need a subsidiary? A guide to groups of companies

30 Apr, 2019
If your contract catering business is expanding, or you want to explore new business opportunities, you may be wondering whether to set up a subsidiary. John Kirkwood, senior...
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Tax advice

Guidance note for establishing and maintaining non-UK (off shore) corporate tax residence

12 Apr, 2019
Whether or not a business is UK ‘resident’ will determine the level of UK corporation tax it has to pay. A UK resident company will have to pay UK corporation tax on all of its...
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Commercial dispute resolution / Legal advice for directors / Shareholder Disputes / Family businesses

Unfair prejudice petitions — quasi-partnerships and the importance of fairness (Re Westshield Ltd Waldron v Waldron)

10 Apr, 2019
Dispute Resolution analysis: In Re Westshield Ltd Waldron v Waldron, the court considered the circumstances when a company might be described as a ‘quasi-partnership’ and the...
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Advertising, technology & media

The importance of cyber security

8 Apr, 2019
A cyber attack can lose you money, leave you open to fines, damage your reputation and hamper or even cripple your ability to provide your services, so food service businesses need...
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