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News, Articles & Events: February 2022

Last updated: 12:00pm, 28th February 2022 The ongoing crisis in Ukraine has caused an increased cybersecurity risk to organisations outside that country, including in the UK. The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (“NCSC”) has issued guidance advising UK businesses to act in the wake of the crisis.  It has advised businesses that they should act […]

A welcome from the editor… Welcome to the latest edition of the Real Estate Legal Update. This quarter, we look at cases on easements, noise nuisance, the duties of receivers when selling a property and restrictive covenants. In the Landlord and Tenant round-up, we head north of the border and look at how the Scottish […]

We are delighted to announce our Diversity and Inclusion Ambassador, Shama Gupta has been awarded with The Nottinghamshire Law Society President’s Award 2021     “I am passionate about Diversity and Inclusion, it is rewarding to give back in whatever way I can in a world where a small of act of kindness can help […]

On 21 February 2022 the Government announced its Living with COVID plan. The future response is aimed at enabling the country to manage COVID-19 like any other respiratory illness, while retaining the ability to respond if a new, more dangerous variant emerges. The plan highlights advice from SAGE that there is still considerable uncertainty about the […]

On 7 December 2021 the UK Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) published its second consultation paper (the “CP”) on its proposed new Consumer Duty (the “Duty”) that would set higher expectations for the standard of care that firms provide to their retail consumers. The CP deals with responses to its initial consultation paper (which was published […]

The Consumer Team at leading national law firm Freeths has advised We Are TALA (Holdings) Limited on its seed investment round of £4.2m to expand the fast growing sustainable activewear label, TALA. TALA is founded by British influencer and leading entrepreneur, Grace Beverley, who launched the brand in 2019. This was TALA’s first fundraise, which […]

In the second of two articles, Michael Bray looks at issues for developers carrying out works involving the redevelopment and upgrading of railway station infrastructure. Some larger development and regeneration projects can involve upgrades to railway stations and infrastructure. Save for Network Rail Managed Stations (20 key stations, such as London Paddington and Birmingham New […]

Last week, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy made a welcome announcement confirming that social housing tenants across England will have their energy bills reduced and their homes made more energy efficient as part of the first wave of funding being provided via the government’s £3.8 billion Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund. The funding […]

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