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Solar ‘rooftop rocket boost’ for commercial real estate download subscription

Eversheds 29-Sep-2014

Those generating their own electricity from solar photovoltaic panels receive payments from their energy suppliers for each kilowatt-hour of electricity that is generated.

Landlords to undertake checks on illegal immigrants download subscription

B P Collins 29-Sep-2014

Private landlords in Buckinghamshire are being warned that they may soon be responsible for checking whether or not new tenants have the right to rent in the UK.

DCLG planning reforms prompt office-to-home fears download subscription

IBB Solicitors 26-Sep-2014

Proposed reforms would see temporary laws allowing office space to be transformed into housing without the need for full planning permission made permanent.

First road test for special measures — a review of the recent ‘special measures’ case referred to the secretary of state download subscription

Dentons 26-Sep-2014

Less than a year after the introduction of the government’s ‘special measures’ regime, the secretary of state has determined the first planning application submitted directly to him.

Losing low-cost homes — five things we’ve learned download subscription

Dentons 26-Sep-2014

The initial wave of appeal decisions under a government regime that allows developers to challenge affordable housing obligations contains some pointers on how the system is shaping up.

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Banking and Finance Briefings

Exceptional circumstances required to prevent bank from paying under letter of credit weblink subscription

Ince & Co 1-Oct-2014

The Privy Council has confirmed that an injunction restraining a bank from paying under a letter of credit on the basis of fraud will only be justified in extraordinary circumstances.

R2R: the mysterious case of the unit trust download subscription

Mourant Ozannes 30-Sep-2014

The Royal Court has declined to strike out proceedings brought by the successor trustee and manager of three unit trusts against the former trustee and manager of those unit trusts. 

Enforcement of security and marshalling download subscription

Mourant Ozannes 30-Sep-2014

The Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal in England have recently considered the remedy of marshalling.

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Construction Briefings

Who is knocking at the door? HSE construction inspectors targeting poor standards and unsafe practices download subscription

Gateley 1-Oct-2014

We are now one week into the HSE’s Safer Sites inspection initiative. Inspectors are arriving unannounced at sites across the UK where refurbishment projects or repair works are under way.

Thames Tideway Tunnel gets green light download subscription

Nabarro 30-Sep-2014

The Thames Tideway Tunnel, nicknamed London’s new ‘super-sewer’, received planning consent on 12 September 2014.

Third-party rights and adjudication download subscription

Nabarro 30-Sep-2014

The case of Parkwood Leisure Ltd v Laing O’Rourke Wales and West Ltd raised the idea that deeds of warranty could be construed as construction contracts.

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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.

From the firm of the week

Employee dismissed for demanding bonus and saying that employer ‘could fire him’, not for raising safety concerns, court decides download subscription

Dentons 1-Oct-2014

An employee’s demand for a bonus and assertion that his employment relationship would not be ‘fruitful’ and that his employer could fire him was the reason for his dismissal.

First shoe drops for corporate inversions download subscription

Dentons 30-Sep-2014

The US Treasury Department takes its ‘initial step in addressing inversions’ by issuing Notice 2014-52.

Solar permitted development rights download subscription

Dentons 30-Sep-2014

The government published its technical consultation on planning in July 2014; the consultation included proposals to increase permitted development rights for solar power.

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Litigation Briefings

Insolvency litigation briefing — directors will be responsible for breaches of accounting practice; and more download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 1-Oct-2014

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co’s insolvency litigation team brings you its monthly update on the cases and issues affecting the insolvency and fraud investigation industry.

Serious harm: in the balance? download subscription

Shoosmiths 1-Oct-2014

In Cooke v MGN Ltd, the High Court gave the first judgment on the serious harm test in section 1 of the Defamation Act 2013.

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Family Briefings

1 October 2014 employment law changes download subscription

Shepherd and Wedderburn 1-Oct-2014

In this article, the Shepherd and Wedderburn employment team looks at four employment law changes effective from 1 October 2014.

Dying without a will: updates in the intestacy rules download subscription

IBB Solicitors 1-Oct-2014

A study released by Investec Wealth & Investment Management earlier this year found that almost two thirds of UK adults have not written a will.

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