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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.

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.

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?

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...

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:

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...

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...