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Commercial Break: What to consider when converting excess office space to resi - Chris Barkley published in Prime Resi

Chris Barkley
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Chris Barkley in our real estate team has been published in Prime Resi, the journal of luxury property. With permitted development rights in hot debate as the Government attempts to reform the planning system, Chris Barkley condenses the current position in...

Donor Advised Funds: the future for charitable giving

Stephanie Brobbey
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Stephanie Brobbey's article on the use of Donor Advised Fund's for large scale giving has been  published by eprivateclient . Stephanie's article is a must read for those seeking to donate in the wake of Covid-19:  ...

Releasing retention: no change in sight - Kieran Fano published in CICES' Construction Law Review

Kieran Fano
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Kieran Fano in our specialist construction law team has been published in The Chartered Institute of Civil Engineering Surveyors’ latest Construction Law Review. Published annually the review is a must read for those interested in the future of the...

Publication of new civil engineering sub-contract form

Tom Pemberton
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The Civil Engineering Contractors Association has published its Generic Form of Sub-Contract (September 2020) for use in conjunction with a wide range of standard form and bespoke main contracts where there are no appropriate accompanying published forms...

FT Advisers Guide - a legal and practical guide to managing big and complicated modern families

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Modern blended family arrangements can be complex, giving rise to a number of practical and emotional issues.  Important legal and financial implications must also be considered. To help guide you through the maze our family and private client teams...

What to consider if you are planning to rent or purchase railway - Tristan Wark writes for EG land

Tristan Wark
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Network Rail sold a commercial property portfolio for £1.46bn to Blackstone Group and Telereal Trillium (The Arch Company) in 2018. TfL’s property portfolio is 16 times the size of Hyde Park, and the mayor of London Sadiq Khan has set a...

Q&A: The expiry of the stay on possession proceedings - what happens next?

Chloe Benson
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During the COVID-19 pandemic almost all forms of possession proceedings and enforcement action have been stayed. This means that, for parties currently involved in such proceedings, they have no choice but to wait until the stay period is over before they...

Coronavirus: the Government's Future Fund scheme has provided £512.9 million in funding so far - is your company eligible?

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According to figures released this week by HM Treasury, a total of 816 applications have been made under the government’s Future Fund scheme which opened for applications on 20th May 2020. Under the Future Fund scheme, government funding is...

Closing the ethnicity wealth wage gap: is mandatory pay reporting on the horizon?

Charlotte Moorhouse
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The Black Lives Matter movement, which has been illuminating and thought-provoking, has led to the resurgence of a former parliamentary petition to introduce mandatory ethnicity pay gap reporting – to shine a light on race/ethnicity based inequality in...

A guide to turnover rents and turnover leases

Tristan Wark
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Tristan Wark, senior associate in our real estate team, explained the fundamentals of turnover rents and turnover leases and provided top tips for retailers considering agreeing a turnover based rent in the July edition of CWB Magazine. Since...

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