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The risks of delay in procurement challenges

Where contractors identify an issue with a procurement process, they may be tempted to wait until the outcome of the process is known before issuing proceedings. This might be because they want to wait to see if their tender is successful despite the issue or because they don’t want to risk antagonising the contracting authority whilst it is still considering tender submissions.

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Variation to an office lease to allow use as a private members’ club

The Upper Tribunal has allowed a variation to a lease that restricted the use of a property to office use (with minor residential use) so that the tenant could implement a planning permission to convert the property into a private members’ club. Background A user clause in a lease is a restrictive covenant. If the […]

Tax now payable much sooner following a disposal of residential property

From 6 April 2020 significant changes will be made to the deadline for paying capital gains tax (CGT) and filing tax returns in respect of disposals by individuals and trusts of UK residential property. Taxpayers and advisers need to be aware of these changes now. UK property disposals prior to 6 April 2020 Previously, UK […]

Coronavirus job retention scheme: pensions aspects

When considering how to use the coronavirus job retention scheme (CJRS), employers may be wondering what this means for pension contributions and auto-enrolment obligations. This update considers some of the issues. How the CJRS works To access the CJRS an employer will need to designate affected employees as furloughed workers, notify the employees of this […]

Competition law – welcome guidance in a time of crisis

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published helpful guidance on how it will apply competition law in light of COVID-19. Meanwhile, the government has taken the unprecedented step of relaxing competition law in certain sectors. In the round, these developments offer welcome guidance and comfort – but they also serve as a timely reminder […]

Leading and adapting in challenging times: managing a newly remote team

The dynamics of a previously high performing team will shift in response to the recent working from home directive. As leaders we need to understand the factors that will impact even the most resilient and high performing colleagues. It’s likely that high-performing employees may experience varying levels of performance and engagement when they begin working […]



Bonelli moves banking partner to London to reinforce international offering

Italian firm Bonelli Erede Pappalardo is relocating banking and finance partner Giuseppe Sacchi Lodispoto from Milan to London in a bid to strengthen the firm’s international offering. Lodispoto joins London head Andrea Carta Mantiglia in the City, following the latter’s appointment to the role last year (13 March 2012). Bonelli has also hired the general […]

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Singapore: Cash course

The city-state is working hard to become a global wealth management hub, and law firms are gearing up for a prosperous new world Singapore has just celebrated its 48th birthday as a republic. The young nation has a lot of achievements to be proud of, among them its growing reputation as Asia’s premier wealth management […]

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Heathrow GC: Jet Set

General counsel Carol Hui and her small team are guiding Heathrow through turbulent times Building a third runway at Heathrow; curbing growth at Stansted; using RAF Northolt for short-haul civilian flights; and even constructing a ‘Boris Island’-style transport hub on Kent’s Isle of Grain – all these were ideas pitched to former FSA chairman Sir Howard […]

Police unit for online piracy established

By Dylan Kennett and Patrick Mitchell Lord Younger, in his capacity as intellectual property minister, has announced that a new IP police unit is to be created by September of this year. This follows a statement made by Vince Cable and BIS made last December. The unit will focus on different forms of intellectual property-related […]

Pinsents’ Aim remains focused

Since then, Eversheds has tumbled down the rankings, recording 26 clients in the period up to July 2013 – 10 fewer than two years ago. Norton Rose Fulbright, Berwin Leighton Paisner and Nabarro have been on a similar trajectory over the past two years. Scaling new heights, however, are firms including Stephenson Harwood, Fasken Martineau […]

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