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Businesses beware - the importance of a written contract

26 Jul 2021

One of the biggest misconceptions is that just because you do not have a document in writing means you do not have a contract. A contract does not have to be in writing. A contract simply requires: · an offer; · acceptance; · consideration (such as payment); &…

Dispute Resolution

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Landlord's Remedies for non-payment of rent - July 2021

23 Jul 2021

We are expecting legislation to introduce Arbitration for Landlords and Tenants and for the ring fencing of 'COVID' arrears. The CIGB introduces a moratorium which will provide a breathing space for eligible companies to allow them to enter into negotiations with…

Dispute Resolution

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Practice Direction 57AC - Trial Witness Statements and Admissibility

22 Jul 2021

The new Practice Direction 57AC (" the PD ") came into force earlier this year in the Business and Property Courts. It applies to any trial witness statements signed on or after 6 April 2021, whether the proceedings are new or existing. The PD requires trial witness statements to…

Dispute Resolution

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July inquiry on housing demand

21 Jul 2021

Chaired by Baroness Neville-Wolfe, the new House of Lords Built Environment Committee launched its inquiry on 6th July 2021 into the demand for housing in the UK and how to overcome barriers to meeting this demand. The Conversative Manifesto published in 2019 included a commitment to continue with their…

Housing & Regeneration

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Building Safety Bill - Update

16 Jul 2021

We are continuing to keep a close eye on progression of the Building Safety Bill through Parliament. You can view our webinar discussing the main proposals of the draft Bill here. The Bill was formally introduced to Parliament on 5 July 2021 and awaits Second Reading. Much pre-legislative…

Housing & Regeneration

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CCTV and ASB: Do Perpetrators have a Right to Privacy?

14 Jul 2021

CCTV and ASB: Do Perpetrators have a Right to Privacy? The Court of Appeal has recently heard a case where the defendant argued that a breach of his injunction, proved by his neighbour's CCTV, breached his right to privacy. The Court of Appeal has dismissed this argument and decided that the…

Housing & Regeneration

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Impact of social media - the backlash for employers

13 Jul 2021

Following the disappointment of the Euro 2020 Final, many no doubt expected they would be getting up the morning after to an influx of press articles and social media posts centred around a technical critique of the football skills on display in the final along side messages of support for the players.…

Housing & Regeneration

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Impact of social media backlash for employers

13 Jul 2021

On going to bed disappointed on Sunday night, many no doubt expected they would be getting up on Monday morning to an influx of press articles and social media posts centred around a technical critique of the football skills on display in the final along side messages of support for the players. Few…

Employment & HR

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