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What is vacant possession?

July 18 2011 The term “vacant possession” is used almost every day of the week by real estate professionals.

Forfeiture of commercial leases

July 19 2007 Forfeiture is an area of the law of landlord and tenant which is, in equal measure, both technical and confusing.

Walking the line – the balance between legitimate negotiation and economic duress

September 12 2011 In times of austerity, the survival of many businesses will depend on their ability to successfully renegotiate contracts; whether this be maintaining contracts on particularly favourable terms, or getting out of contracts that are no longer commercially attractive.

"Delivery" of a deed

June 9 2011 A recent court case has reminded us of the long standing concept of delivery in respect of a deed.

What is a virtual assignment?

April 26 2010 "For those who do not gambol in this arcane field and have not previously encountered a "virtual assignment", let me endeavour to explain what it is."

A look back at the highlights of 2012

January 21 2013 Since April 2012: Witness statements to be taken as read in the Employment Tribunals; Qualifying period for unfair dismissal claims increased from one…

A look ahead at 2013

January 21 2013 The next 12 months look to be just as eventful as 2012 in the world of employment. The following provides a snapshot of the key changes. Legislation…

SFO confirms self-reporting isn’t a ’get out of jail free’ card!

January 16 2013 The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has revised its guidance on self-reporting of bribery and corruption matters in reaction to criticism from the…

Are you at risk from diesel exhaust fumes?

January 15 2013 The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has recently reclassified diesel exhaust fumes as carcinogenic to humans, based on findings…

Review into the future of apprenticeships

December 18 2012 Doug Richard, former “dragon” from Dragon’s Den, entrepreneur, educator and founder of School for Start-Ups has been asked by the Government to recommend how apprenticeships in England can meet the demands of the changing economy.