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Greater certainty ahead for owners of listed buildings weblink subscription

Walker Morris 29-Jul-2014

Various amendments have been made to the Planning (Listed Building and Conservation Areas) Act 1990.

Government launches consultation on SDLT rules for collective investment schemes download subscription

Eversheds 28-Jul-2014

The government has launched a consultation on stamp duty land tax rules for property authorised investment funds and co-ownership authorised contractual schemes.

Community right to buy to be extended to urban areas download subscription

DLA Piper 25-Jul-2014

This briefing looks at the provisions of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill, which was introduced in the Scottish Parliament on 11 June 2014. 

Infrastructure investment could create ‘northern powerhouse’ download subscription

Nabarro 23-Jul-2014

You don’t have to look far to see infrastructure investment in the north is not at the level it should be. 

House prices rise 10.5 per cent: demand for housing still strong download subscription

IBB Solicitors 22-Jul-2014

New figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have found that house prices rose by 10.5 per cent year on year for the 12 months to May 2014.

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FCA review of competition in the wholesale markets download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 29-Jul-2014

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has announced a review of competition in the wholesale financial markets.

Final adoption of the UCITS V Directive download subscription

Wildgen 29-Jul-2014

The UCITS V Directive focuses on three main areas — which are presented in this briefing from Wildgen.

Webcast: the data protection and FOI regimes in the context of litigation weblink subscription

Stephenson Harwood 29-Jul-2014

In this webcast, Jonathan Kirsop examines how the UK data protection regime applies to regulate disclosed information.

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Construction Briefings

Termination and liquidated damages dispute costs subcontractor €1m download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 29-Jul-2014

The judgment in Bluewater Energy Services BV v Mercon Steel Structure BV & Others highlights how complex and wide ranging such contractual disputes can be.

The Crossrail infrastructure influence download subscription

Nabarro 28-Jul-2014

How might future UK infrastructure investment decisions be influenced by Crossrail?

UK: investing in UK infrastructure download subscription

Eversheds 28-Jul-2014

The government department for UK Trade and Investment and HM Treasury have jointly published a guide detailing opportunities to invest in UK infrastructure.

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Opposed lease renewals: stepping into the (tenant) breach… download subscription

Memery Crystal 18-Jul-2014

The Court of Appeal has provided useful guidance as to when a landlord may justifiably oppose a tenant’s lease renewal under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954.

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The Tax Court rejects the IRS’s section 6901 analysis download subscription

Dentons 29-Jul-2014

On 29 May 2014, the Tax Court decided another transferee liability case in favour of the taxpayers. See Swords Trust v Commissioner.

Get ready for the new Ontario Retirement Pension Plan download subscription

Dentons 29-Jul-2014

Now that the 2014–15 Ontario budget has been passed, Ontario employers should think about how the new Ontario Retirement Pension Plan could affect them.

You’re getting sued for what? An E&O odyssey (part 11) download subscription

Dentons 29-Jul-2014

This post highlights the type of risks that film and TV producers face and that are supposed to be covered by ‘errors and omissions’ (E&O) insurance.

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Termination and liquidated damages dispute costs subcontractor €1m download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 29-Jul-2014

The judgment in Bluewater Energy Services BV v Mercon Steel Structure BV & Others highlights how complex and wide ranging such contractual disputes can be.

Breaking up is hard to do — Friends Life v Siemens Hearing Instruments weblink subscription

Walker Morris 29-Jul-2014

The Mannai case in 1997 made it clear that substantial compliance with a break notice was not sufficient; both the formal and the substantial elements must be adhered to.

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Family Briefings

Trustees’ decision set aside in death benefits case download subscription

Shepherd and Wedderburn 29-Jul-2014

This case serves as a useful reminder to trustees on how to exercise their discretionary powers and the importance of proper process.

New EEOC developments expand employers’ pregnancy accommodation obligations download subscription

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman 29-Jul-2014

For the first time in more than 30 years, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has overhauled its guidance on pregnancy discrimination issues.

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