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Public procurement rules are changing across Europe, and the UK government has just published a first draft of the new regulations that it proposes will implement the changes.
Shoosmiths has hosted an all-day event for London-based procurement professionals and in-house lawyers...
What is the legal position around disposal of goods when a tenancy is terminated or a tenant has abandoned the property?
The Torts (Interference with Goods) Act 1977 sets out how to avoid repercussions so that property can be re-let as soon as possible.
A landlord may be deterred from forfeiting the lease of a defaulting tenant because of the cost of business rates liability. What is the position where a lease has been disclaimed?
The case of Hershaw and ors v Sheffield City Council is a reminder to employers to be careful about how and what they communicate to their employees.
Under the provisions of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013, the government was required to conduct a review of survivors’ benefits in occupational pension schemes.
The Department for Communities and Local Government has published amendments to Part L of Schedule 1 to the Building Regulations 2010.
The Court of Appeal has held that the owner of a building plot should be granted an implied easement by common intention to lay mains utilities in the seller’s adjoining land.
The Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 gives social landlords new powers to obtain possession against tenants causing nuisance and/or anti-social behaviour.
This article explores some key issues that employers participating in public service pension schemes should be aware of.
The Department of Business, Innovation & Skills has announced that the Primary Authority Scheme will be extended to cover fire safety in England and Wales.
This briefing looks at the changes to the circumstances in which bids can be negotiated and suggest some helpful tips for making bid negotiations work.
The Advance Payments Code provides a protection mechanism for local highway authorities to ensure they are not unexpectedly required to meet the costs of new roads.
Recent decisions have highlighted a couple of key themes that employers would be well advised to consider when dealing with their disabled employees.
Further changes made to the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010 present opportunities for developers, but also add new complexities.
How do public sector landlords tackle the problem of access in respect of gas safety inspections and fire safety risk in leasehold properties?
OFT launches a market study into residential property management services to leaseholders in England and Wales
The OFT has launched a market study into residential property management services that will look at how the market is working for leaseholders and freeholders in England and Wales.
The Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 came into force at the end of January 2013 and is part of the government’s ‘Big Society’ initiative.
Lisa Tye and Kathryn Jump have joined Shoosmiths’ Manchester office, where they will be working alongside Melaine Grimshaw and Marcus Woody.
From 14 January 2014, reports made by coroners to help prevent future deaths will be routinely published online.