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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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Media & technology blog

A report on the future of 3D Printing and Intellectual Property

4 Dec, 2018
© 23RF.com The UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has released a report setting out the socio-legal research that it has conducted on the relationship between intellectual...
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Food & drink blog

Allergens, contaminants and supply chains

3 Dec, 2018
“Free From” EU regulations already require allergen labelling on food. Recent tragic cases have focused more attention on policy and practice in this area, and blame has been...
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Employment blog

When employees go rogue: data protection

3 Dec, 2018
Data protection transcends through all parts of society, and whilst it is a well established principle that personal data should be given the protection it needs it has become even...
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Construction matters blog

Public procurement and development agreements

30 Nov, 2018
he public procurement rules are complex.  A Local Authority in particular has to find its way through a myriad of regulations to ensure that what it is doing is lawful.  First of...
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Commercial disputes blog

Budget prefers HMRC in insolvency

28 Nov, 2018
  Much of the legal analysis on the impact of the recent Budget has focused on the announcement of changes to Entrepreneur’s Relief that will have a significant impact on...
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Real estate blog

Legal 500 and Chambers UK rankings 2019 released

28 Nov, 2018
We are pleased to announce that our Real Estate team has again received positive comments from the Legal 500.  In London, our commercial property (retail) practice area is ranked...
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Charities & not-for-profit blog

Why are the Consumer Rights (Payment Surcharges) Regulations such a big deal for charities?

28 Nov, 2018
Charities often take payments for memberships and merchandise in order to raise funds.  In common with many commercial businesses, they have often sought to pass on to the...
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Family law blog

Raising awareness for cohabitants

27 Nov, 2018
According to the figures from the Office of National Statistics, cohabitants number 3.3 million of 19 million families in the UK, having more than doubled from 1.5 million families...
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Food & drink blog

Planning for the future of your food or drink business by making a Will

23 Nov, 2018
Whether you are in business on your own or with one or more partners, a key part of your business decision making will be centred around planning for the future.  These plans will...
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Real estate blog

Qualified covenants - can a landlord unreasonably refuse consent to alterations?

23 Nov, 2018
The question in this week's Plog is whether a qualified covenant in a lease (ie a covenant requiring landlord's consent, but which does not expressly set out that the landlord must...
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Wills, tax, trusts & probate blog

What to do when someone dies

22 Nov, 2018
That awful moment has happened.  A loved one has died and you need to register the death and make the funeral arrangements.  People imagine that they will know what to do, but...
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Construction matters blog

Cripps Annual Construction Seminar 2018

22 Nov, 2018
by: Cripps
Unfortunately, the threat of insolvency has once again raised its head in the construction industry. The industry saw 2,633 company insolvencies in 2017. The number of construction...
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Media & technology blog

Geo-Blocking – stay compliant when selling into the EU

20 Nov, 2018
New rules prohibiting “geo-blocking” apply from 3 December and most businesses selling into Europe will need to comply.  What is geo-blocking? Geo-blocking is the practice of...
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Wills, tax, trusts & probate blog

Budget update!

9 Nov, 2018
Changes to Main Residence Relief and Lettings Relief Are you selling your main home for more than you paid for it? If so, the ‘main residence relief’ rules generally mean that...
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Real estate blog

Sub-letting of part - the issues a landlord should take into account

9 Nov, 2018
What are the issues that need to be taken into account when a landlord is considering allowing a tenant to sub-let part of a property? Firstly, they will need to consider whether...
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