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30 March - Andrea Mathias

The current coronavirus pandemic has resulted in a significant number of empty commercial premises. Tenants should check their leases to identify whether: they are required to notify their landlord that... Read More

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27 March - Tomos Lewis

We take a detailed look at the Procurement Policy Note that has been published by the government and gives guidance to contracting authorities. On 18 March, the Cabinet office released... Read More

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27 March - Steve Parish

One aspect of the unfolding COVID-19 public health crisis is the outbreak of panic buying and profiteering and with it, widely reported instances of attempts to profit from the current... Read More

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27 March - Elisabeth Bell

As huge swathes of the UK workforce adjust to home working to help minimise the spread of COVID-19, businesses are experiencing more cyber-attacks as criminals look to capitalise on new... Read More

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26 March - Erina Kourtis

Parliament has now put in place emergency legislation, known as the Coronavirus Act 2020, to protect residential tenants from eviction for any reason for the next three months. This includes... Read More

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26 March - Erina Kourtis

Commercial leases often include forfeiture provisions enabling landlords to re-enter the premises where tenants have failed to pay rent for a certain period or where tenants are in breach of... Read More

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26 March - Cathrine Bryant

HMRC has put in place an online process for paying Stamp Duty on share transfers during the COVID-19 pandemic. This will enable share registers to be updated in the absence... Read More

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26 March - Ben Coulson

The coronavirus pandemic has caused unprecedented disruption to our way of life, and the Government guidance for the public evolves on a daily basis. The current advice is to distance... Read More

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26 March - Keith Lancaster

The latest Chief Planner's letter to Chief Planning Officers (March) contains key messages for heads of planning authorities during the COVID-19 crisis. Decision Making Planning authorities are urged to "continue... Read More

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25 March - Sadie Pitman

It's fair to say that a large number of us will be feeling frustrated with being cooped up inside for an indefinite period. But what better time to carry out... Read More

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25 March - Simon Pestell

Emergency legislation was announced on 18 March in relation to the coronavirus outbreak to ensure private renters could not be forced from their homes for three months. Commercial tenants will... Read More

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25 March - David Moore

A brief overview of certain changes in the Court's administration of justice at hearings as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. The impact of the global outbreak of the novel... Read More