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Business Rates - An unpopular tax imposed in unfortunate circumstances

United Kingdom - December 6 2021 It is almost trite to say that retailers have had a tricky time over the last 20 months. The combination of enforced closures, and more recent supply…

The risks of going large (again)

United Kingdom - January 21 2021 In our July 2020 article , we looked at the case of Hart and Hart v Large, which concerned a survey undertaken by Mr Large for the Harts…

Business rates reform - response to Covid-19 and the 2020 outlook

United Kingdom - April 2 2020 This year's budget, announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak on 11 March, attracted particularly high levels of attention from the media and business…

Coronavirus/COVID-19 - Regulatory Update

United Kingdom - March 23 2020 Our lawyers' liability and regulatory team take a look at the areas of solicitors' regulation that are likely to be impacted by Coronavirus/COVID-19…

Rents, Returns and Turnover in the Age of Online Retail

United Kingdom - October 18 2019 News has surfaced recently that H&M has approached some of its landlords with a view to agreeing bespoke turnover rent arrangements for new leases and…

Adjudication and liquidation - the TCC gets it wrong…but right

United Kingdom - January 31 2019 Back in August, we wrote a blog about adjudication and liquidation, following the judgment in the TCC case of Michael J. Lonsdale (Electrical) Limited…

What lies ahead for the construction industry in 2019?

European Union, United Kingdom - January 22 2019 The impact of Brexit on currency markets and affects on the cost of imported materials and the UK labour market was felt almost immediately after the…

Ground conditions: An entitlement to additional costs despite accepting risk?

United Kingdom - January 8 2019 The High Court published a decision late last year which deals with a frequently encountered issue; a claim for additional payment where a…

Ban of combustible materials in cladding

United Kingdom - December 21 2018 One and a half years after Grenfell, the Building (Amendment) Regulations 2018 come into force and restrict the use of combustible materials in…

How long does your collateral warranty last?

United Kingdom - August 29 2018 The Technology and Construction Court's recent judgment will be of interest to all those in the industry who either provide or receive collateral…