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The new Public Contracts Regulations 2015 are in force in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
A new protocol for applications for consent to assign or sublet has been drafted to apply to commercial property in England and Wales.
New CDM rules come into force on 6 April 2015 and will have a major impact on consultant appointments, building contracts and the network of agreements behind consutruction documentation.
There has been concern for some years that a low EPC rating may prevent a commercial property in England and Wales from being let in the future.
On 5 February 2015, the government published the final form of the new Public Contracts Regulations 2015.
This article considers market trends that have developed over the last 12 months, as well as developments in law and regulation which will continue to impact lenders in the year ahead.
Why it is of paramount importance that businesses take care to use commercial agents that they know and trust.
Companies in the UK are being urged to ensure that they are fully prepared for the effect that new financial reporting standards will have on their year-end accounts.
Shoe retailer Office has become the latest retailer to have its knuckles wrapped by the Information Commissioner’s Office following a data protection breach.
On 1 April the FCA will acquire competition law enforcement powers in the financial services sector.
Black Friday and the Boxing Day sales have been and gone, and retailers could be forgiven for breathing a sigh of relief and pausing to take stock.
The Kay Review, commissioned by the government and published in July 2012, explored issues of short-termism in UK equity markets. The recent progress report sets out key developments.
A $100m US settlement may be of only passing interest to the UK auto industry, but parallels can be drawn with increasing levels of regulation in Europe.
The importance of companies being able to freely advertise their fees or discounts has again been highlighted by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).
Shoosmiths has been shortlisted for Best Regulatory Law Firm at the 2015 Women in Compliance Awards.
As Christmas approaches and another year draws to a close, Shoosmiths looks back at some of the most notable cases of 2014.
The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill is currently going through parliament.
The Brussels I Regulation (Recast) comes into force on 10 January 2015 bringing with it the promise of significant improvements to the jurisdictional regime within the EU.
Contractual remedies for defamation? Blackpool hotel adopts novel approach to damning TripAdvisor review
The hotel is reported to have relied on a provision of its hotel policy, purportedly entitling it to charge a ’maximum £100 per review’ for every bad review left on a website.
Food businesses at all stages of the supply chain will have to be compliant with the first phase of Food Information Regulations by 13 December 2014.