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Back to reality – business rates - 23 August 2017

Property owners and developers should be aware of the Supreme Court decision in the case of Newbigin (Valuation Officer) v …

Verbal Variations: Court of Appeal decision confirms that contract variation clauses are not watertight - 26 June 2017

English law provides that, as a general principle, the parties to a contract can agree to vary that contract in …

JCT Design and Build Contract 2016: All Change? - 11 October 2016

Five years after the issue of the JCT Design and Build Contract 2011 (DB 2011) the JCT have very recently …

It’s a penalty ref! - 10 October 2016

A bad tackle, a deliberate handball, or even a sly tug of the shirt; everybody knows a penalty when they …

Legal Update – Register of persons having significant control (PSC) - 12 July 2016

As reported in our previous update, since 6 April 2016 companies and LLPs have been required to keep and maintain …

Must try harder – EU-US Privacy Shield requires improvement - 8 June 2016

On 26 May 2016, MEPs voted in favour of further negotiations with the USA to address deficiencies they had identified …

Countdown to 2018 – Final approval of sweeping European data protection reform - 18 April 2016

On 14 April 2016 the European Parliament voted in favour of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  The GDPR will …

Liability for business rates during fit out works – a “fitting” reminder - 9 February 2016

You’ve just taken a lease of premises which you can’t occupy or trade from until your fit out works have …