Welcome to the Summer 2016 edition of Building Interest.
Latest legal updates
Trowers & Hamlins' Construction Alert: Liquidated damages in construction contracts in the Gulf
Anticipating problems before they arise is key to speeding up transactions and alleviating the issues encountered during the charging process. In our secured lending workshops we look at ways you can avoid common pitfalls that we come across regularly in our experience of acting on property charging transactions. We will also look at solutions to common problems that you are likely to encounter.
The issue of whether the Acas Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures (the Acas Code) applies to dismissals for some other substantial reason (SOSR) or ill-health has been one which has caused some confusion.
Following the success of the "Leave" vote in the EU referendum, the UK must now negotiate the most complex divorce in European history.
The question which was posed in the referendum to the UK electorate on 23 June 2016 was "should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union?" The outcome of the referendum was that, overall, slightly more than half of the UK citizens who voted, voted to leave.
Welcome to the summer edition of Quarterly Housing Update.
The results of the referendum are in. With 52% of the UK voting to Leave the EU and a leadership election ahead for the Conservative Party, what are the implications for UK employment law?
You might be relieved to know that that this blog contains no dodgy statistics; fails to speculate about the relative merits of the Norwegian versus North Korean trading models and absolutely does not tell you how to vote. No doubt David Cameron, Boris Johnson and others will make up for these oversights.
Interlaw, a Chambers & Partners ranked elite global law firm network, offers the ideal solution to European real estate legal needs.
Welcome to the June edition of Housing Matters.
From June 2016, the UK will be the first major country to have a publicly accessible central register showing who ultimately owns and controls UK incorporated companies and LLPs.
CIPFA has updated "Delivering Good Governance in Local Government: Framework", with effect from financial year 2016-17 (2016 Framework). This blog is interested in the updated key principles as well as the requirements for the annual governance statement.
Welcome to the June edition of HR Law. Please click on the links below to view the articles in June's edition of HR Law
London's residential real estate market attracts high levels of investment from across the globe. Prospective buyers may face competition to secure properties in sought after developments.
Since 1995 HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) have operated the non-resident landlord scheme (NRLS) which collects the tax payable on rental income received by non-resident landlords at source as a withholding tax.
Helen Randall, partner at Trowers & Hamlins was invited by White Paper to address an audience of government, local authority and private practice lawyers
The Advocate General's Opinion in Achbita v G4S Secure Solutions NV has just been published and suggests that the prohibition on wearing a headscarf will not constitute direct discrimination.
Welcome to the spring edition of Quarterly Commercial Update.
Working as a paralegal to secure a training contract can be a gamble.
Under current proposals the government will be imposing a cap of £95,000 on severance payments in the public sector.
Some of the statistics with regards to Smart Cities and the potential opportunities they offer are staggering.
Whether a contractor's valuation sent by email constitutes a valid interim payment application, extraordinary case demonstrates the sharp rise in public sector tenders being taken to court.
The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 came into force on 1 April 2016, and apply to landlords of both commercial and residential property.
It might feel like the ink has only just dried on the LSVT Transfer documents and the last thing on the agenda for the Treasury team is how and where the next funding will come from.
According to data from a report from Legal & General, lending from parents to their offspring to help get them on the property ladder will amount to £5 billion this year.
Welcome to the May edition of HR Law. Please click on the links below to view the articles in May's edition of HR Law
Quality housing is vital to sustaining good mental and physical health.
Contractors relying on payment schedules need to check the wording.
Welcome to the Spring 2016 edition of Building Interest.
An ostensibly simple process nevertheless has some specific areas that need careful consideration.
Following our previous blog, in this instalment, we will examine the consequences of a contract falling within the definition of a concession. One of these consequences, which sets a maximum length for concession contracts, is particularly severe.
Welcome to the spring edition of Quarterly Housing Update.
Trusts have come in for a lot of bad press recently, especially the leaking of the 'Panama Papers' identifying some of the world's wealthiest and most influential people and, in some instances, their attempts to avoid tax.
Welcome to the spring 2016 edition of Housing Litigation Update
It is now a criminal offence for employers not to pay the National Living Wage. Construction firms will have to examine their contractual arrangements.
On 21 April 2016 NHS England launched a "General Practice Forward View". This follows on from the Five Year Forward View launched by the NHS England Chief Executive, Simon Stephens, in October 2014, which set out a new shared vision for the future of the NHS based around new models of care.
A recent case debated the issue of whether a contractor’s valuation sent by email constituted a valid interim payment application under the contract – providing an important lesson for others.
The question which will be posed in the referendum to the UK electorate on 23 June 2016 is "should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union?"
JCT’s attempts to simplify construction insurance still has its limitations.