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Legal update for commercial directors and senior managers of member companies of CECA (Southern) Ltd on 28 April 2021

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A team of lawyers from Goodman Derrick LLP have provided a webinar on recent legal developments of interest to commercial directors and senior managers of member companies of CECA (Southern) . David Allen, Executive Director of CECA (Southern)...

Construction disputes - a practical legal webinar to help you protect your position and get paid - available now

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Goodman Derrick's specialist construction law team have provided a webinar to help those in the construction sector protect their positions and get paid for their work. The session covers contemporary construction disputes in light of BREXIT and...

Renegotiating with your landlord - Chris Barkley's tips for tenants has been published in TTG

Chris Barkley
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As the end of the moratorium on possession proceedings looms Chris Barkley , Senior Associate in Goodman Derrick’s Real Estate team, has provided his tips for tenants who are seeking to renegotiate their relationship with their landlords: ...

Construction Disputes Webinar: BREXIT, COVID, What Next? Protecting Your Position and Getting Paid - 14 April 2021

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2020 was a bad year for the construction industry and the economy as a whole, the beginning of 2021 has been no better. The UK’s construction sector continues to suffer the double whammy of Covid-19 and the UK’s transition from the European Union...

From me to you: Dagmara Selwyn-Kuczera celebrates International Women's Day 2021

Dagmara Selwyn-Kuczera
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Dagmara Selwyn-Kuczera joined the property team at Goodman Derrick in 2008 and became a partner in 2014.  She handles a broad range of commercial property transactions, with particular emphasis on investment, landlord & tenant and secured lending, including development finance. She also acts for high net worth individuals, looking after their property interests.

From me to you: Goodman Derrick's female lawyers celebrate International Women's Day

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Goodman Derrick are celebrating International Women’s Day with a series of interviews with senior associates and partners. Reflecting upon a career in law, Goodman Derrick’s senior associates and partners have shared their early career stories...

Recovery budget 2021- a once in a generation fiscal intervention

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Today Rishi Sunak, Chancellor of the Exchequer, set out a once in a generation budget with very far-reaching ramifications, priming the UK business sector to recover from the economic damage caused by the Covid-19 lockdown.

UK Infrastructure Bank - a timely boost from the Treasury

Tom Pemberton
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The UK Infrastructure Bank will be launched this Spring and based in Leeds.  It will be supported by £12 billion of initial capital provided by the Treasury and a further £10 billion in government guarantees.

A guide to taking flexible office space - Chris Barkley published in Charity Finance Magazine

Chris Barkley
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What are the benefits of taking flexible office space and what do you need to know?

The domestic reverse VAT charge comes into effect on 1 March - Tom Pemberton, Construction partner, writes for Building Magazine

Tom Pemberton
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In the most significant change to the treatment of VAT in the construction industry in a generation, the VAT domestic reverse charge goes live on 1 March.

Fighting against authorised push payment fraud - Dan Dodman published in Property Week

Daniel Dodman
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Dan Dodman , Partner in our Dispute Resolution team, has been published in Property Week on authorised push payment fraud. A continuing trend, Authorised Push Payment fraud, or “APP” fraud, is rife in lockdown Britain, particularly in high...

Business Interruption Insurance update - is my business covered? Five key points

Jonathan Cole
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Business interruption (BI) insurance policies protect businesses where a particular prescribed event causes loss. As the impact of the government imposed restrictions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic took effect, many UK businesses turned to their...

Be prepared for smart contracts - Tom Pemberton, Construction partner, writes for Building Magazine

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The next generation of contracts should be designed to work with Moderrn Methods of Construction (MMC), says Tom Pemberton in his latest feature for Building

Yeezy does it - Tristan Wark addresses Kanye West's appeal for simple legal language in the latest edition of EG

Tristan Wark
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Yeezy does it - Tristan Wark features address Kanye West's appeal for simple legal language in EG

Leases – the Clearlet / Model Commercial Lease movement to make leases more understandable – what are the benefits to the parties of this? What are the downsides?

Latin phrases still used in property law – is still using Latin disadvantaging those who didn’t learn Latin at school – typically state school students?

Other complex documentation in Real Estate law – i.e. Overages and Contracts – could they be simplified? What would it look like?

The EU-UK trade deal has heralded a renewed interest in the Construction Playbook

Laughlan Steer
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The welcome certainty of the Christmas Eve trade deal heralded a renewed interest in the Construction Playbook published earlier in December 2020. That document sets out 14 key policies which pledge to drive “better, faster greener delivery” in respect of the assessment, procurement and delivery of public works. Adherence to these policies is envisaged on a “comply or explain” basis for all central government departments and their arm's length bodies. There is also an expectation for sub-contracting authorities under the PCR 2015 to adopt these policies. The 14 policies are produced in summary below:

Public procurement following the expiry of the transition period

Laughlan Steer
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It is January 2021 and the transition period for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU has just expired. The legislation governing the requisite changes to our procurement regime is The Public Procurement (Amendment etc.)(EU Exit) Regulations 2020...

Richard Bailey speaks at IPA - Instituto Peruano de Arbitraje arbitration conference

Richard Bailey
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Richard Bailey , Partner, Head of Construction, Engineering and International Arbitration at Goodman Derrick, recently spoke at a panel discussion for a conference with the IPA - Instituto Peruano de Arbitraje . IPA, Peruvian Institute of Arbitration, is...

Goodman Derrick supports the publication of the CECA Generic Form of Sub-Contract for use by the civil engineering industry

Tom Pemberton
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Goodman Derrick LLP was delighted to support the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) in the publication of the CECA Generic Form of Sub-Contract in September 2020.  Tom Pemberton , Partner of Goodman Derrick LLP, drafted the CECA Generic...

Restrictive covenants - a recent Supreme Court ruling provides a useful warning to property investors and developers

Tristan Wark
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Tristan Wark is a Senior Associate in our Real Estate team. His analysis of the recent Supreme Court case,  Alexander Devine Children’s Cancer Trust v Housing Solutions Limited [2020] UKSC 45, was originally published in the December 2020...

The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement - what are the new rules of origin and the new UKCA mark

Tom Pemberton
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Tom Pemberton considers a couple of the key changes to the terms of trade between the  EU and the UK under the Trade and Cooperation Agreement All businesses which rely on the import or export of goods from or to the EU27 need to adapt to the changes...

Do you have a European supply chain? A supply chain risk assessment and checklist will help you get ready

Nigel Adams
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Whilst we hesitate to say “take back control”, when it comes to your supply chain it is absolutely vital that you have a proactive management approach that provides oversight and control. The task is difficult in any circumstance because your...

Commercial transactions - a checklist for UK companies forming new contracts with their European counterparts

Paul Herbert
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The UK has left the Europe Union and the transition period ended on 31 December, a wide-ranging Trade and Cooperation Agreement is now in place . Whilst the principles of UK commercial contracts will not change the agreements made by UK based...

Brexit - changes to the tariff and CE marking regimes on 1 January 2021

Tom Pemberton
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    Please click here for an up to date guidance note following the EU-UK Trade & Cooperation Agreement     Tom Pemberton considers the changes to the tariff and CE marking regimes on 1 January 2021. All businesses...

Breathing space for business extended to Spring 2021 - Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act - what has changed?

Jonathan Cole
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The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (CIGA) came into force on 26 June 2020.  An overview of some of the main provisions of CIGA can be found here . CIGA was fast-tracked through parliament in order to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and...

International Arbitration agreements - the Supreme Court has the final say on governing law

Sinead O'Brien
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In the first of a series of posts on domestic and international arbitration Sinead O’Brien in our London based dispute resolution team looks at a recent Supreme Court decision that clarified the court’s approach if governing law is not stated...