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Speculation increases about likely changes to entrepreneurs’ relief

22 Jan, 2020
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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Advertising, technology & media

In support of innovation – clarification of the legal nature of cryptoassets and the enforceability of smart contracts

2 Dec, 2019
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish
The UK wants to make things easier for businesses at the forefront of developing innovative solutions using blockchain or other distributed ledger technologies, like...
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Employment (individual)

Changes to ‘Off-payroll working’ (IR35): What do they mean for your business?

26 Nov, 2019
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish
Changes to the intermediaries legislation aimed at contractors or “off-payroll” workers, known as IR35, are due to take effect from 6th April 2020. The intention of IR35 is to...
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Real estate

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

Sequent Nominees Ltd (formerly Rotrust Nominees Ltd) (Appellant) v Hautford Ltd (a company registered in the British Virgin Islands) (Respondent) [2019] UKSC 47

1 Nov, 2019
The Supreme Court handed down its long awaited judgment in the Hautford case on 30 October 2019 providing an unexpected boon for landlords of commercial real estate.  The court...
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Food & drink

Attracting Investors in the food and drink sector

31 Oct, 2019
The food and drink industry is ripe for investment, with some fantastic entrepreneurial businesses bringing exciting new offerings to the market and predictions for continued...
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Food & drink

Back to the Black

31 Oct, 2019
Most catering businesses will have spikes in turnover and with any cyclical business the peaks need to generate sufficient profits to get through the troughs.  Many food...
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Construction

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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Employment (business) / Food & drink

Zero Hours Contract – where are we now?

31 Aug, 2019
Zero Hours Contracts (“ZHCs”) are under increasing levels of scrutiny in the UK from employees and their representatives. The general view is that ZHCs are inflexible and not...
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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

Why every business owner should have a business power of attorney

31 Jul, 2019
Business owners in the field of catering will be busy navigating a host of industry challenges, from competitor pressure to regulatory compliance to increasing customer demands...
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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
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish
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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