The construction of a third runway to the north-west of Heathrow Airport has long been the subject of controversy and has attracted its fair share of political debate. The Department for Transport claims the privately funded £14 billion runway could create an additional 16 million long-haul seats by 2040 along with £61 billion of economic […]
Monika Górska of Wardynski & Partners in Poland and Mark Kramer of Shoosmiths in the UK discuss the broadening opportunities to use different IP rights such as copyright and trade marks in tandem with other rights to protect shapes from a European, Polish and UK stand point.
Power generation sites have long created an issue for adjudications. Section 105(2)(c) of the Housing Grants Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (the ‘Construction Act’) provides a partial exclusion from its terms, including the right to adjudicate, where a site’s primary activity is power generation. Many sites, however, do more than just generate power. How do you work out a site’s primary activity?
On 4 July, many businesses reopened, and there’s a lot to do to enable that, including keeping records to help with NHS Test and Trace. Here’s what you need to do to comply with data protection.
In this Podcast Shoosmiths real estate partner, Judy Fawcett, and Andrew Wells, Partner & Head of Leeds Office at Allsops, discuss which parts of the wider Residential Investment market are most active and so present the best opportunities post COVID-19. Click below to listen to the first in the series.
Notice Pay during Furlough Leave The latest Treasury Direction for the furlough scheme, updated on 26 June 2020, could modify the effect of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. New wording at paragraph 2.2 may be interpreted to suggest that notice pay cannot be claimed through the scheme. With retrospective application, employers require clarification from HMRC […]
TLT’s update on all issues affecting the social housing sector.
By Gavin Pearson In this video, Quantuma’s Forensic Accounting & Investigations partner Gavin Pearson looks at business valuations and the impact the recent COVID-19 crisis has had on the value of private companies and shareholdings.
The Government of Jersey has published its response to a consultation on the potential introduction of a general vertical arrangements block exemption, together with a summary of feedback received.
In this podcast, Quantuma’s Frank Wessely discusses Insolvency within the UK Energy Supply Sector.
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Despite having endured a long period of disruption caused by the pro-democracy protests in 2019, Hong Kong has remained the largest legal recruitment market in Asia, The Lawyer Asia Pacific 100 2020 report reveals. This year’s Asia Pacific 100 report, which came out on Monday, shows that 33 per cent of the Top 30 global […]
A team from Weil Gotshal & Manges is advising US clothing retailer Brooks Brothers as it files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The US firm has taken legal duties as the company officially started the proceedings in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware yesterday morning. Alongside the firm is Delaware-based Richards Layton […]
After providing the City with a trading update this morning, DWF is now entering the early stages of a consultation process in its UK operations. The consultation affects professional staff in its business services division. It is understood that the exercise puts around 15 to 18 positions at risk. The latest set of redundancies follows significant […]
The operations discontinued by DWF in the last 12 months generated a loss of £4.5m, the firm said today in its recent trading update to the City. Alongside this, DWF confirmed its revenue has grown by 12 per cent to over £300m, in a turbulent end to the year that also saw a switch-up in […]
The Central Housing Investment Consortium (CHIC) of social housing providers and local authorities has appointed 22 firms to its new £15m panel. The contract is divided into three lots; corporate, governance and finance, housing and asset management, property and development across England and Wales. Firms that have been added to all three lots include Bevan […]
The Government Legal Department (GLD) spent £11.8m on external law firms and counsel in the first five months of the year, according to a Freedom of Information request submitted by The Lawyer. The GLD confirmed it has used 49 firms in total between the start of 2020 and 22 May, with a large proportion of […]