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A fresh look at procurement - June 2017

At MIPIM 2017 Trowers & Hamlins launched a survey to take a fresh look at the procurement process.

Unfair ground rents

Ground rents are generally seen to be a way for the land owner to receive some form of rent for the value of the land on which a property is built, as opposed to rent on the property itself.

Qatar in crisis and the immediate impact on its construction industry

As the latest crisis involving the State of Qatar continues to play out, it has already been widely reported that, among other things, the Transport Authority of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has immediately closed the only land route in and out of Qatar.

Housing Matters - June 2017

Welcome to the June edition of Housing Matters.

HR Law - June 2017

Welcome to the June 2017 edition of HR Law.

Building Interest —— Spring 2017

Welcome to the Spring 2017 edition of Building Interest.

Three-month gap breaks series of deductions for holiday pay

The Supreme Court may have recently refused permission for British Gas to appeal against the Court of Appeal's ruling in British Gas Trading Ltd v Lock and anor that the calculation of holiday pay should include results-based commission, but that doesn't spell the end for holiday pay-related issues.

General election manifestos; the lowdown

Brexit update: Litigation and arbitration

Licening team update - Election special

Welcome to our May 2017 bulletin, in which we consider topical issues for the licensing leisure sector. In this edition we focus on the possible impact of the 2017 General Election; updates on the "late night levy", the implications of the Immigration Act 2016 and proposed reform of the Licensing Act 2003.

Brexit: approaching a year on

Nearly a year after the outcome of the referendum of the UK electorate became known, Article 50 has been triggered and an election called but uncertainties remain.

Quality of work needs to improve to boost employee morale

Gearing up for the GDPR: Rights of Data Subjects

Construction law case summaries update 2017

Term Alliancing Contract

Repairs & Maintenance: Looking again at delivery models

Key issues for asset management professionals

Framework Alliance Agreement

HR Law - May 2017

Welcome to the May 2017 edition of HR Law.

Auto-enrolment – all employers to comply by the first quarter of 2018

By the first quarter of 2018, all employers (regardless of size and date of establishment) will be obliged to auto-enrol certain staff into a pension scheme.

TUPE update

There's never a shortage of new TUPE case-law so here are some recent decisions to keep you up-to-date.

Sleep ins and minimum wage - where are we?

Sleep-ins have been a topic of controversy for some time now, but the issue has become more pressing recently with escalating costs in the sector, coupled with a new approach by HMRC to enforce payment of the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for sleep-ins.

Housing Litigation Update Spring 2017

Welcome to the Spring 2017 edition of Housing Litigation Update

Right’s of Light - what’s the story?

Residential team quarterly - Spring 2017

Overseas companies owning UK property to disclose details of owners in public register

More details of the government's proposals for a public register showing the beneficial owners of overseas companies which own UK property have now been published.

Octoesse LLP v Trak Special Projects Ltd [2016] EWHC 3180 (TCC)

Staying out late and boosting the economy

Rent deposit deeds

Quarterly Housing Update Spring 2017

Welcome to the Spring 2017 edition of Quarterly Housing Update.

What do you do if you fail to sign?

This is likely to be a familiar question for anyone who has ever done business with commissioners for the supply of health and care services. Within the sector it is common for providers not to have in place written and signed contracts for the services that they are providing.

Brexit: the implications for employment law?

Article 50 has now been invoked and the process of negotiating Britain's exit from the EU commenced. What more do we know now about the implications for UK employment law following Brexit?

Gearing up for the GDPR (3): Breach notification

In this bulletin, we review the current state of the law in relation to an organisation's obligation to notify the ICO of a data breach, and the extent to which that will change under the GDPR.

Strength in real estate Middle East - March 2017

Welcome to our first edition of Strength in real estate Middle East, showcasing some of our best track record in the sector.

Quarterly Commercial Update Spring 2017

Welcome to the spring edition of Quarterly Commercial Update.

Strength in real estate - March 2017

Welcome to the latest edition of strength in real estate, showcasing some of our best track record in the sector.

Post deregulation: The new notifications regime

The HCA has today published new Directions, under its powers in the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008 as amended under the Housing and Planning Act 2016. As anticipated these will come into effect on 6 April 2017.

Commercial councils, commercial skills and partnership working

At an event in conjunction with the BSA a select group of speakers including our partners, James Hawkins and Helen Randall, discussed the culture, ethos and practicalities of running commercial councils.

Budget 2017: the knowns and the unknowns

The budget provided some relief to the social care funding system this week, although the consensus is that it will not go far enough to meet the current funding shortfall in the system, even with £1bn provided up-front. This is estimated by different think tanks at between £1.3bn and £2bn for the 2017/18 financial year. How much of this money actually hits front line services will also be crucial to the impact it has.