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The Court of Appeal has overturned an earlier decision and ruled that the formal requirements of a break clause must be followed precisely in order to determine a lease.
Two high-profile cases have provided further guidance for parties who wish to rely on or challenge contractual ‘liquidated damages’ clauses.
Shoosmiths has advised the sellers on the £40m sale of digital marketing agency Realise to St Ives.
Landlords could be at risk of significant liability where tenants operate environmental permits on site.
The Department of Business, Innovation & Skills has announced that the Primary Authority Scheme will be extended to cover fire safety in England and Wales.
When things go wrong, it is important to be aware of the contracts and terms and conditions you have agreed in the past.
On 2 April 2014, the European Commission announced that it was fining the participants in a worldwide undersea cable cartel.
On 1 April 2014 HMRC took over from the OFT as the regulator of residential and commercial estate agents for the purposes of anti-money laundering.
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.
Directors take care: new guidelines to help interpret two of the Companies Act statutory duties of directors
We now have recent guidelines to help interpret two of the Companies Act statutory duties of directors.
Shoosmiths has advised the sellers on the £40m sale of digital marketing agency Realise to St Ives, a UK provider of marketing solutions and publishing services.
A consistent message is that there is a rapidly approaching ‘data capacity crunch’.
Execution of an agreement is the final stage in an often lengthy process of detailed drafting and negotiation. Getting it wrong may result in invalidity and unenforceability.
These tips will help those individuals who are new to the world of business immigration, as well as seasoned experts, as they highlight a few common issues.
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.
If you are a tenant under a commercial lease and wish to assign your interest, underlet, charge or part with possession, then you are likely to need your landlord’s consent.
The ability of a private limited company to purchase its own shares is an extremely useful tool.
On 24 February 2014, deferred prosecution agreements legislation was finally brought into force in respect of a wide range of criminal conduct.
Shoosmiths has advised LDC on its investment to support the £17.8m management buyout of GMG Property Services, a UK provider of software services to estate agents.
Pension schemes providing benefits on a salary-related or DB basis — including ‘final salary’ pension schemes — have been in the news for several years.