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On 6 April 2015, new legislative provisions on Environmental Impact Assessment came into force, raising screening thresholds for residential, urban and industrial estate developments. Those involved in property development will be familiar with Environmental Impact Assessment (or “EIA”), a procedure designed to ensure that the likely effects of new development on the environment are fully […]

With the large number of immigrants being trafficked across the world, the authorities are not hesitating to crack down on workers who are working illegally in the UK. Fines have been doubled meaning having a worker on your payroll who is not entitled to work here could cost you £20,000 in civil penalties. Employers ‘knowingly […]

Welcome to the Spring edition of the Real Estate Bulletin. This quarter we have a number of cases that will be of interest to both commercial and residential developers. Case Law Update Development – trespass – injunction: Charlie Properties Ltd v Risetall Ltd & Anr Key points: A recent Supreme Court decision has changed the […]

As a primary enforcing authority of Health & Safety legislation, the HSE also produce guidance addressing the main hazards in the food and drink manufacturing industry. ‘A Recipe for Safety’ is a longstanding joint project between HSE and the food and drink manufacturing industry. Although it began in the early 1990’s (since which time the […]

A civil rights suit in the US is seeking to hold the McDonald’s Corporation responsible for a franchise owner’s alleged actions. What does this mean for franchisors in the UK? Franchises have been previously seen as independent businesses in the United States, which has meant that franchisors have not been legally responsible for their franchises’ […]

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