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Construction matters blog

Latest on Liquidated Damages

16 Jan, 2019
The recent case of GPP Big Field LLP v Solar EPC Solutions SL (formerly Prosolia Siglio XXI) [2018] EWHC 2866 (Comm) discusses some interesting issues affecting the application of...
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Wills, tax, trusts & probate blog

New Year’s Resolutions...

16 Jan, 2019
If it’s not too late…Happy New Year from the Private Wealth team. With the festive period fading into the background for another year, our focus has turned to those all...
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Food & drink blog

Ocado Group and B&M Homestores are added to the CMA’s shopping basket of retailers subject to the Groceries Code

14 Jan, 2019
  British retailers Ocado Group and B&M Homestores have become the latest grocery traders to become subject to the Groceries Code. The code was created following an...
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Real estate blog

Diversity networks in the real estate profession and diversity at Cripps

10 Jan, 2019
The Property Week and Deverell Smith Open Plan revealed, of the property professionals surveyed, that those that felt diversity issues were having a negative impact on their career...
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Family law blog

Domestic Abuse in Children Cases

8 Jan, 2019
Separated parents, who are involved in court proceedings concerning their children, should be aware that if there are allegations of domestic abuse then the court may order that...
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Media & technology blog

Data Protection – Feeling Fines

8 Jan, 2019
In the build up to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into force, much of the attention was focused on the eye-watering potential fines (€20m or 4% of...
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Family law blog

Problems in Taking Children On Holiday

4 Jan, 2019
  The case of DO and BO 2017 EWHC 858 is a useful reminder as to the approach the court will take in the event that one parent wishes to take the children on holiday but the...
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Family law blog

Equal Shared Care of Children and Child Support

2 Jan, 2019
  Where parents agree exactly equal shared care in relation to their children then this will result in there being no child support payable by the paying parent, often but not...
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Family law blog

Inherited Assets and Assets owned prior to Marriage

31 Dec, 2018
  The status of inherited and pre-marital assets is very often a topical issue when a couple divorce and try to resolve how the assets of the marriage are to be divided. The...
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Family law blog

Moving abroad following a relationship breakdown

28 Dec, 2018
People decide to move abroad, following a relationship breakdown, for a variety of reasons.  Some people may be returning to their country of origin where they may still have...
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Family law blog

Debunking common cohabitation myths

20 Dec, 2018
Cohabiting relationships are the fastest growing family type according to the Office of National Statistics.  It is therefore worrying that there are still so many misconceptions...
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Family law blog

Another weapon in the armoury of the Child Support Agency

20 Dec, 2018
by: Cripps
Under the current rules, it is only taxable income that is taken into account by the Child Support Agency which will then work out, in accordance with the formula, the child...
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Wills, tax, trusts & probate blog

Planning for the future at Christmas

19 Dec, 2018
Planning for the future at Christmas: a conversation people should try not to avoid Christmas for many is a time spent catching up with their loved ones. It is possible that whilst...
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Food & drink blog

Copyright Law Gets Cheesy; EU court rules taste cannot be protected

18 Dec, 2018
We usually associate copyright with music, literary or cinematic productions, but more recently the EU’s highest court, the European Court of Justice has had to consider whether...
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Employment blog

Zero hours workers – Will the government’s reforms have zero impact?

17 Dec, 2018
Under new proposals that have been announced this week, the government plans to implement a number of the recommendations made by Matthew Taylor in his report into modern working...
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Media & technology blog

5G – a quick recap…

14 Dec, 2018
deniskot © 123RF.com 5G represents the next (fifth) generation of mobile internet connectivity.  As set out in the UK government’s Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review...
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Commercial disputes blog

Partnership v Company – piercing the corporate veil

12 Dec, 2018
It has long been argued that a company is preferable to a traditional partnership because of the protection from liability it offers to its directors / shareholders (the...
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Real estate blog

No room for development ...

12 Dec, 2018
S Franses Ltd (Appellant) v The Cavendish Hotel (London) Ltd (Respondent) Background The Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 gives commercial tenants security of tenure (unless the...
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Wills, tax, trusts & probate blog

No change of tack for the Upper Tribunal in livery business case

6 Dec, 2018
CRC v The PRs of The Estate of Maureen Vigne (deceased) A claim for Business Relief (previously known as Business Property Relief) from inheritance tax has been allowed for a...
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Family law blog

Money can't buy you love - so don't use it as a weapon over the children

5 Dec, 2018
There is a long established principle that when parents separate, the arrangements for the children should be worked out by reference to what is best for the children...
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