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Adjudication: the cost of enforcement proceedings

Savoye and Savoye Ltd v Spicers Ltd is back in the spotlight – this time to issue guidelines on the recoverability of the costs of enforcement proceedings. Stephanie Geesink explains.

Like it or lump it

By using lump sum design and build contracts developers can require a contractor to bear financial risk

Procuring and Contracting for Social Value and Supply Chain Transparency:  CCEG Intangibles

The increasing prevalence of ethically and sustainably sourced products indicates consumer values influence supplier behaviour. Adverse media coverage of some international brands' alleged poor practices in their supply chains means citizens are realising "cheap is dear". However, is government?

Landlords could take regulator to court over judgments

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) could soon be faced with judicial reviews by social landlords over regulatory judgments, a lawyer has said.

The e-Borders arbitration settlement: the case for transparency

Contract variations: Crystal balls at the ready

Procuring and Contracting for Social Value and Supply Chain Transparency: CCEG Intangibles

Time to clear the muddy waters surrounding CIL liability

Top 10 issues in leisure contracts

Leisure provision is a high profile area of public sector service delivery and so negotiating an appropriate contract with the right partner is essential.

Whatever the rules, someone has to pay

A two-pronged assault on late payments doesn't guarantee any changes argues Assad Maqbool.

HR Law - April 2015

Welcome to the April edition of HR Law.

Settlement agreements: Overcoming the final hurdle

Whatever the rules, someone has to pay

BIM bytes: Reducing risk through energy management

Labour’s ‘profit cap’ policy faces European legal hurdles, say lawyers

Reshaping the public sector

As the General Election approaches, the major parties have started articulating a future for the public sector. The possible outcomes of the individual policies aside, two dominant themes emerge for local government: the continuation of austerity and the further devolution of powers to the regions.

Cash payments accepted instead of affordable housing soar

A borrower’s market? Someone tell the lenders…

Family friendly changes - are you ready for 5th April?

Shared parental leave isn't the only change to family friendly rights on 5th April. Are you ready for the changes ahead?

Helen Randall is speaking at the inaugural Social Value and Procurement: Transparency in supply chains conference

Social Value and Procurement: Transparency in supply chains conference will be held on Monday 30th March.

Councils hit back at minister over council companies threat

Trowers & Hamlins participate on a panel at MJ Future Forum.

We are delighted to be participating in a panel discussion with Pinnacle PSG at the MJ Future Forum on Thursday 26 March.

Holiday pay - the questions remain

Yesterday, the Leicester Employment Tribunal issued an initial judgment in the important case of Lock & Ors v British Gas Trading Ltd, but we will have to wait a bit longer for answers to the most pertinent questions.

Building Interest

Welcome to the March issue of Building Interest.

Real Estate Framework taking shape

In our Legal Update in early February, we mentioned that the Minister of Justice expected implementing regulations to be issued imminently in respect of the Leasing Law and the Real Estate Development Law. These were then delayed and the Ministry explained that this was in order to give certain stakeholders time to provide their feedback on the proposed regulations.

Stalled projects and progress on recent laws

Law No. 27 of 2014 was introduced to regulate the area of Landlord and Tenant and seeks to address the uncertainty and confusion associated with rental laws in Bahrain.

The final certificate: How final is it?

Statutory Instrument 2015/620

We received notification that Statutory Instrument 2015/620, the Assured Tenancies and Agricultural Occupancies (Forms) (England) Regulations 2015, will come into force on 6 April 2015.

Make yourself State Aid aware - it pays to be prepared

With public authorities keen to take advantage of the greater freedoms on offer to pursue commercial interests, another less welcome focus has also come to the fore – the dreaded State Aid.  But the crux of the matter is that being State Aid aware, whether you are a public authority or its commercial partner, can be the difference between the success and failure of any new venture.

Legal Viewpoint: Pub ruling muddies the waters on levy liability

Arithmetic error takes contractors back to court

New players

Akerman-Livingstone (Appellant) v Aster Communities Limited

This Supreme Court Judgement, handed down on Wednesday, concerns an appeal as to the proper approach of the courts when a defence of unlawful discrimination contrary to the Equality Act 2010 is raised in a claim for possession of the home.

Budget 2015: reaction from the sector

Cherry-picking adjudications: What to look out for

Effective management of operational contracts

In recent weeks several local authorities have allocated additional resource to managing their major contracts.  In these times of austerity and cuts, this blog considers the justification of this investment, how to best use this resource and points to consider during contract negotiation.

What is a leasehold extension?

CDM regs: Is this change we can believe in?

Investing in care

The clock is ticking