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Case Update - Telecommunications Code

20 Jan 2020

Cornerstone Telecommunications Infrastructure Limited v Ashloch Limited, AP Wireless II (UK) Limited [2019] UKUT 338 (LC) The Court has provided guidance on the relationship between the Electronic Communications Code and the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 in determining that an operator may not apply…

Dispute Resolution

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Ant McPartlin Divorce Settlement - Surprising departure from equality

16 Jan 2020

It has been reported in the papers today that I'm a Celebrity's Ant McPartlin has reached a divorce settlement with his estranged Wife, Lisa Armstrong, following a long and quite heavily publicised legal battle. The couple married in July 2006 and subsequently announced their plans to…

Family/Divorce

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Limitation In Sexual Abuse Cases - Should It Be Abolished?

16 Jan 2020

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) reported recently that many abuse survivors find the civil litigation process "baffling and hostile". Claimant lawyers reported that in "many if not all" cases Defendants routinely rely on the Limitation Defence. This was said…

Insurance

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Cavity Barriers - Persimmon's review

16 Jan 2020

In light of the Grenfell Tower tragedy in 2018, fire safety should be at the forefront of the minds of developers and home builders alike. Following the findings of an independent review being published in December 2019, housing developer Persimmon has been subjected to heavy criticism after a…

Construction & Infrastructure

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Latent Defects

15 Jan 2020

The past 12 months have thrown up uncertainties in the structural defect insurance market, with the collapse of Danish insurance broker Alpha Insurance. This has had an impact in respect of both residential and commercial new build properties. In light of this it is worth considering one aspect of…

Commercial Property

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Employment Changes coming up in 2020!

13 Jan 2020

April tends to be a busy and stressful time of the year for many businesses who have the end of their financial year around this time, multiple employees on annual leave over the Easter holidays, together with changes to make in line with new legislation - particularly in respect of your employees…

Employment & HR

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Are You Blood Cancer Wise?

13 Jan 2020

Bloodwise, the UK's leading blood cancers research charity, has analysed NHS data in England and found that 28% of patients diagnosed with blood cancers are done so via emergency admissions to hospital rather than via their GP, which is significantly higher than cancers on average, which is 19…

Clinical Negligence

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PART 2: Delays - the Importance of Record-Keeping

13 Jan 2020

In Part 1 of our Construction Disputes series, we identified that delay and quality issues are often the biggest problems for construction projects and the cause of most disputes. Delay may increase both the time for performance of the contract and the cost of performance for both the Employer, the…

Dispute Resolution

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