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Real estate blog

Case review: can a landlord forfeit a long lease?

17 Apr, 2019
The case of (1) SHB Realisations Ltd and (2) GB Europe Management Service Ltd v (1) Cribbs Mall Nominee (1) Ltd and (2) Cribbs Mall Nominee (2) Ltd confirms that it is possible for...
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Family law blog

Divorce Law overhaul: the end of the blaming culture?

15 Apr, 2019
  The law at the moment In England and Wales, the laws currently governing divorce are over 50 years old. In order to qualify for a divorce, one spouse must either blame the...
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Commercial disputes blog

Shareholders in family businesses behaving badly – the court’s response

11 Apr, 2019
    In the words of F. Scott Fitzgerald, “family quarrels are bitter things.  They don’t go according to any rules.  They’re not like aches or wounds, they’re...
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Wills, tax, trusts & probate blog

New CGT rules for non-UK residents

10 Apr, 2019
Commercial property disposals – new CGT rules for non-UK residents From 6 April 2019, the non-resident capital gains tax (NRCGT) regime has been extended to bring both direct and...
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Media & technology blog

M&A - the rise of non-tech acquirers

9 Apr, 2019
We have noticed a growing trend in M&A transactions where non-tech companies are increasingly acquiring tech companies (or tech companies are expanding into areas they...
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Food & drink blog

Tired of eating the same food as everybody else? Nutrigenetics might be what your are looking for.

5 Apr, 2019
  Everyone is different. Some people can run faster than others, some people are taller than others, some people have excellent coordination, and some people….digest...
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Wills, tax, trusts & probate blog

Disguised Remuneration Loans

4 Apr, 2019
Disguised remuneration loans - if it looks too good to be true, it probably is! Freelance contractors across the UK are currently engaged in a tax avoidance debate with HMRC...
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Real estate blog

Brexit ... not so frustrating!

3 Apr, 2019
After not so long a wait, the High Court has ruled, in the case of Canary Wharf (BP4) T1 Limited and others ("CW") v The European Medicines Agency ("the EMA") that the EMA's lease...
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Employment blog

Changes to compensation limits and other legislative changes for employers to be aware of this April

3 Apr, 2019
New compensation limits will come into force from 6 April 2019. The figures apply to dismissals where the effective date of termination is on or after 6 April 2019. There will be...
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Employment blog

When is it appropriate to suspend an employee?

1 Apr, 2019
When allegations of misconduct are raised, often the initial instinct of employers is to suspend the employee pending the outcome of formal investigations and any subsequent...
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Trust, estates & will disputes blog

Time limits under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975

28 Mar, 2019
Certain categories of individual can bring a claim against a deceased person’s estate if their Will (or the rules that govern how an estate passes if there is no Will) does not...
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Trust, estates & will disputes blog

Investigations into a Lasting Power of Attorney's decisions

27 Mar, 2019
The Telegraph recently published an article on the difficulties that parties can face when the Office of the Public Guardian are investigating potential abuses of power under a...
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Real estate blog

Case review: is an invasion of privacy an actionable legal nuisance?

27 Mar, 2019
The case of Fearn & Others v the Board of Trustees of the Tate Gallery [2019] EWHC 246 (Ch) concerned a dispute between Tate Modern and owners of adjacent flats over the Tate's...
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Food & drink blog

Shipping containers: A temporary lifeline to city centres in flux

22 Mar, 2019
The current political and economic uncertainties facing our high streets has resulted in an increase in the number of derelict sites and sites awaiting development.  These sites...
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Wills, tax, trusts & probate blog

Update - Probate Fees Reform

22 Mar, 2019
Click here for more information about the Government’s proposed probate fee reform.  For those of you already following this topic, here is the latest update. A report published...
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Construction matters blog

Availability of liquidated damages - an update from the Court of Appeal

22 Mar, 2019
Most construction contracts contain liquidated damages clauses that provide the employer with a defined rate of compensation if a project is delivered late.  But what happens if...
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Brexit blog

Brexit clauses – an update

22 Mar, 2019
In the initial aftermath of the Brexit vote in 2016, we published a short blog on the inclusion of Brexit clauses in contracts, see here. This new blog identifies some of the...
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Media & technology blog

Selling A Software Business? Make sure you're prepared.

21 Mar, 2019
If you're considering selling your software business, you'll need to be prepared for the due diligence process a buyer will want to go through. Our page...
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Employment blog

Redundancy Consultation and Maternity Leave – Don’t get caught out!

14 Mar, 2019
The recent case of SW Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust v Jackson is a reminder to employers of the potential dangers of treating those employees on maternity leave...
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Commercial disputes blog

The Equality Act - are all partners born equal?

8 Mar, 2019
  All partners may not be born equal, but partnerships should abide by the terms of the Equality Act 2010 (the Equality Act) and may be held liable if they discriminate...
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