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With post-floods guidance, developers may experience delays in planning applications.
In a move designed to reduce waste, carrier bag charges come into force in England on 5 October 2015.
This first of two articles will deal with rights of way belonging to others.
On 4 December 2014 the Law Commission published its final report setting out its recommendations to reform the law concerning rights to light.
The European Commission has launched an investigation into UK plans to give financial support to coal-fired Lynemouth power plant’s conversion to biomass.
Shoosmiths has advised Consilia Investments on its co-investment with members of the target’s management, into a newco and the company’s subsequent acquisition of Allied Textiles from Chamonix Private Equity.
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.
Shoosmiths has advised real-estate investment trust McKay Securities on the acquisition of a £8.75m mixed-use leisure scheme in Woking.
The revised policy requires waste planning authorities to promote the treatment of waste up the waste hierarchy.
Shoosmiths has advised McKay Securities on the purchase of Station Plaza, Theale, a major office development in the heart of the Thames Valley town.
Shoosmiths is boosting its north-west real-estate team by bringing two new senior associates as well as a solicitor into its Manchester office.
The government is consulting on Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES), which must be met before a property in the private sector can be let.
Larger companies and non-public-sector organisations will be required to carry out mandatory energy-saving assessments.
A developer can commit the offence of ‘knowingly permitting’ the deposit of waste by its contractor, despite having no knowledge that the deposit was in breach of an environmental permit.
Shoosmiths has advised SAL and REC shareholders on their sale to Concept Life Sciences.
Shoosmiths, in conjunction with Ryder Marsh, recently hosted a health and safety event in collaboration with a top US institution.
The Department for Communities and Local Government has published amendments to Part L of Schedule 1 to the Building Regulations 2010.
From 1 July, new ‘definitive guidelines’ will apply for the sentencing of various environmental offences in the courts, irrespective of when they were committed.
The private equity team at Shoosmiths has advised funds managed by Palatine Private Equity on the management buyout of Gusto Restaurants and Bars.
Landlords could be at risk of significant liability where tenants operate environmental permits on site.