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The Belt & Road Initiative: the largest infrastructure programme of the 21st century?
  • Pitmans Law
  • United Kingdom, China
  • February 19 2018

The Belt & Road Initiative (BRI), unveiled in 2013 and hailed as China’s visionary answer to the Silk Road, aims to improve connectivity between 65


All fired up: destroyed hotel not covered by insurance policy
  • Pitmans Law
  • United Kingdom
  • February 19 2018

The Star and Garter Hotel, which was destroyed in a fire in 2010, has been found to have breached its insurance policy and is now liable to pay for


Actions speak louder than words: making oral changes to a written contract
  • Pitmans Law
  • United Kingdom
  • February 19 2018

The Court of Appeal recently supported a defendant company over changes to a contract that were made orally rather than in writing in MWB Business


A Parth to nowhere? Tenants fail in key legal challenge to slash lease renewal costs
  • Pitmans Law
  • United Kingdom
  • February 15 2018

Tenants of flats held under a long lease have the right to acquire a new lease of their flat at a peppercorn rent on payment of a premium. The key


Bird flu prevention zone extended to cover whole of England
  • Pitmans Law
  • United Kingdom
  • February 15 2018

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) which is responsible for food safety and food hygiene across the UK has advised that the bird flu prevention zone has


Disability: are you in the know?
  • Pitmans Law
  • United Kingdom
  • February 15 2018

When considering if an employee is disabled, employers should not rely on just one piece of evidence. In a recent case, an employee who had a variety


Accounting for the unknown: updating commercial contracts ahead of Brexit
  • Pitmans Law
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • February 13 2018

Despite widespread commentary about a “hard Brexit”, many of the larger global financial institutions have published reports in the past 6-12 months


Business Rates Schemes - The Rates Payer Strikes Back
  • Pitmans Law
  • United Kingdom
  • February 12 2018

In Rossendale v Hurstwood Properties (A) Limited the owners of empty business premises challenged the payment of business rates by creating an


Clamp down on unpaid internships and work shadowing
  • Pitmans Law
  • United Kingdom
  • February 11 2018

Interns who turn up every day to work are likely to be classed as workers and should be paid the national minimum wage and paid annual leave. Many


Who’s afraid of the White Van Man? - Achieving a balance on development user restrictions
  • Pitmans Law
  • United Kingdom
  • February 9 2018

House builders are often accused of abusing their dominant bargaining position when selling new homes, a typical example being the imposition of user