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MHCLG consults on abolition of section 21 Housing Act 1988

Private Landlords should respond to the latest major threat to the stability of the Private Rented Sector Yesterday the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) released the much anticipated consultation into the plan to abolish section 21 of the Housing Act 1988, ‘A new deal for renting: resetting the balance of rights and responsibilities between landlords […]

Adjudication Matters – July 2019

Too little, too late… Does an Adjudicator’s failure to consider a witness statement amount to a breach of natural justice? J J Rhatigan & Co (UK) Limited – and – Rosemary Lodge Developments Limited Introduction Despite finding that the Adjudicator had failed to consider witness evidence, the Court enforced an Adjudicator’s decision on the basis that […]

Green Finance Strategy

By Stephen Dawson, James Wood-Robertson, Nick Iliff, Bhavesh Amlani, James Klein Following the government’s 2050 net zero carbon pledge, it has now published the Green Finance Strategy. The government recognises that to meet the 2050 target it will require ‘unprecedented levels of investment in green and low carbon technologies, services and infrastructure’. It is therefore […]

Turning housing on to support electric vehicles

By Robin Webb, Bhavesh Amlani, James Wood-Robertson This week the government has published two consultations in relation to electric vehicle charging infrastructure, following the road to zero strategy published in July 2018. The proposals include a requirement that all new-build houses with a car parking space need to be fitted with a charge point – […]

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Norton Rose Fulbright fights to avoid Dubai crisis as mass Fulbright exit beckons

Leaders at Norton Rose Fulbright are battling to avert a potential crisis in a large chunk of its Dubai operation that could lead to the entire legacy Fulbright & Jaworski arm in the emirate quitting to join a rival. Senior figures at the combined firm – understood to include UK LLP deputy managing partner Tim […]

DLA Piper advises Lend Lease on Bendigo Hospital public-private partnership

The Bendigo Hospital public-private partnership (PPP) reached financial close on 29 May 2013, with a team of lawyers from DLA Piper advising Lend Lease Project Management and Construction. The $630m project will be delivered in partnership with state government body Bendigo Health and will involve the redevelopment of the existing Bendigo Hospital site. It is […]

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Notebook: Kennedys needs air traffic control

Kennedys’ purchase of aviation boutique is brave, but must be managed with care As big insurers demand more bang for their buck, some law firms are responding by trying to be all things to all people while others are building their specialist practices to make inroads into new areas. Kennedys’ acquisition of aviation boutique Gates […]

DLA Piper expands its Middle East litigation and arbitration team

DLA Piper has announced two appointments in its Middle East litigation and arbitration team to support an increased level of instructions, notably in the United Arab Emirates and Qatar. Chris Wilcock joins as legal director and Sharif Hamadeh as legal consultant, bringing significant experience of construction and infrastructure disputes and international arbitration to the team. […]

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