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News, Articles & Events: March 2022

The Oxford Trust, Barclays Eagle Labs, Oxford Innovation and Freeths launch a new expert-led event series called Exit Right for entrepreneurs looking to drive their business from start-up to exit. Hosted by experts in their fields, the six, free-to-attend, talks are a series of masterclasses to help founders and their senior management teams successfully grow […]

One of the primary frustrations for landlords where business tenants have failed to pay rent during the COVID-19 pandemic has been the restrictions placed upon the usual range of remedies by legislation enacted to protect tenants. However, these have now ended, with the protected period coming to an end on 25 March 2022. The result […]

Bidders for public sector contracts who want to stay in the game must ensure they have robust Sustainability Plans. Last summer, the Cabinet published: Procurement Policy Note – Taking Account of Carbon Reduction Plans in the procurement of major government contracts. This obliges all Central Government Departments, their Executive Agencies and Non Departmental Public Bodies […]

The long awaited Government response to the Extended Producer Responsibility for Packaging (EPR) has landed. By way of reminder, EPR will move the full cost of dealing with packaging waste from households away from local taxpayers and councils to the packaging producers (‘polluterpays), giving producers responsibility for the costs of their packaging throughout its life […]

Residential Reflections Each quarter, we ask our experts in the Residential Conveyancing team to reflect on an interesting piece of news, work, or a case within their sector. This edition of the Residential Newsletter focusses on the day of completion. Completing on the sale or purchase of a property is often an exciting time, for […]

Following on from our successful webinars on Construction Contracts in a Changing World, we are pleased to bring you our latest session. We will be holding a webinar about how to protect your construction project against price fluctuations in today’s volatile market conditions. In this webinar, our expert panel will discuss real-life examples of issues they […]

Since Vladimir Putin sent troops into Ukraine on 24 February 2022, countries across the world have imposed a series of sanctions on Russia in an attempt to de-escalate the conflict. The effects are far reaching but, most notably, target Russia’s aviation sector. The European Union imposed a series of restrictive measures by enacting Council Regulation […]

Have you considered how to protect your brand in the metaverse? With the threat of third parties and trade mark trolls getting there first, as well as the exciting possibility for new revenue streams, this is something all consumer brands should be considering. The metaverse as described by Meta (formerly Facebook) is “the next evolution […]

From 6 April 2022 right to work checks will change. A right to work check must be carried about prior to the commencement of employment for all UK employees. If an employee has time limited right to work, a repeat check must be carried out before their current right to work expires. New digital checks […]

At its very core, a farm business tenancy (FBT) does exactly what it says on the tin; it is an agreement between a landlord who owns agricultural land and a tenant who, by paying rent, exclusively occupies that land (including any buildings on it) for the purpose of operating a farming business. FBTs are regulated […]

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