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Safe Return to Work for the Construction Sector - what does this look like?

14 May 2020

Following the announcement made by Boris Johnson on Sunday, employers across the construction sector are being faced with the difficult task of determining what in practical terms a safe return to work looks like. The message is clear that construction should continue if it cannot be reasonably done…

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Keeping the cogs of justice turning in the face of the pandemic

13 May 2020

Recent Judicial Guidance and decisions from the Courts have made it clear that the cogs of justice are to continue turning and that hearings and trials are to continue wherever possible. This article will look at:: · Judicial Guidance; · Legislation; and · How this is…

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Energy Performance Certificates - COVID-19 Guidance

24 Apr 2020

The Government has issued new guidance on the requirements for Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) in property transactions. In all domestic and commercial property transactions, the seller is required to provide an EPC for the purchaser to review. The Certificate is to be prepared, following an…

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Restrictive Covenants-freeing up the restrictions

16 Apr 2020

The Upper Tribunal recently considered an Application to modify a restrictive covenant in Edgeware Road (2015) Ltd v Church Commissioners for England [2020] UKUP 104 (LC). Facts Edgeware Road (2015) Ltd (E) held a long lease over a multi floored premises on a large estate in London, and…

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COVID-19: Protection from forfeiture in commercial tenancies

07 Apr 2020

Following on from the COVID-19 update about residential tenancies, the Coronavirus Act 2020 ("the Act") introduced on 25 March 2020 has also provided protections for commercial tenants in order to ease the burden this pandemic will have on businesses. Section 82 of the Act provides…

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