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News, Articles & Events: December 2019

We hope you enjoyed our last Brexit Bulletin. With the general election now out of the way, we can get back to the business of Brexit. Let us update you on the latest news. Sign up here to stay informed with regular updates. Getting Brexit Done  On 13 December 2019, the Conservatives won a comfortable […]

It has been a quiet month on the planning front largely due to the general election. The most interesting development, perhaps, is a further case on the ability to amend the description of development on a planning permission pursuant to s73 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990. We update below on recent planning […]

The law concerning corporate manslaughter changed in 2008, widening the scope for organisations to be held responsible in the criminal courts. Successful cases have been slow to appear, but with the risk of incredibly high fines (based against turnover), this is something which companies need to be aware of. To explain it clearly, let’s take […]

Government Cladding Fund for the removal of ACM Cladding Following the catastrophic fire at the Grenfell Tower in 2017, it has been widely reported that the Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) cladding used on the building contributed to the spread of the fire. As part of the Government’s wider Building Safety Programme that was established to […]

This is the final article in our series about owning or purchasing land that includes or adjoins a river or other watercourse. It summarises the consequences of not meeting your riparian obligations, other practical issues to consider and other sources of information.  What if I don’t meet my riparian obligations? Given the range of obligations […]

Welcome to our December Employment Law Update In this month’s bulletin, we outline some important cases regarding unfair dismissal, confidentiality and annual leave. We also discuss another potential change to worker’s rights arising from the government’s Good Work Plan. Can a dismissal be automatically unfair even if the decision maker is unaware of the real […]

In carrying out development works, there are a number of procurement methods you can use to assemble the professional team and contracts necessary to bring a development from conception, through design and construction and ultimately to completion. Many of you will be familiar with the concept of design and build procurement as one such method […]

With immigration high on the political agenda, we take a look at what the political parties are proposing in relation to immigration in their party manifestos.  In no particular order: The Liberal Democrats – A Compassionate and Effective Immigration System At the heart of the Liberal Democrats’ manifesto is their pledge to stop Brexit and […]

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