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What is the end game for getting back to the office?

3 Aug, 2020
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish
Offices are not redundant but some are facing an identity crisis.   On Thursday 30 July, Sector Head for Occupiers, Oliver Morris, hosted a webinar with panellists Rosie...
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Real estate blog

Practice (Direction 55C) makes perfect?

31 Jul, 2020
First came Practice Direction 51Z; then Practice Direction 55.29; and now (drum roll please) Practice Direction 55C ("PD 55C").  PD 55C comes into effect on 23 August 2020 and...
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Trust, estates & will disputes blog

Cut out of my inheritance- what can I do?

30 Jul, 2020
People tend to avoid talking about certain topics with family members, such as what will happen to their assets after they die. Therefore, quite often, it can come as a shock to...
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Real estate blog

Close encounters of the third kind - commonhold

29 Jul, 2020
Will the proposed changes to commonhold make it a viable "third estate" for structuring home ownership and mixed use developments? We are all, to a greater or lesser degree...
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Trust, estates & will disputes blog

Delayed marriages/civil ceremonies and the impact on succession

29 Jul, 2020
We recently reported on the likely surge in individuals preparing home-made Wills in light of the Covid-19 pandemic...
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Real estate blog

Land Registry and electronic signatures update

28 Jul, 2020
There is no escape from the fallout caused by the Coronavirus pandemic and our world-rated, venerable HM Land Registry is no exception. Founded over 150 years ago, HMLR has clung...
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Wills, tax, trusts & probate blog

What is an Advance Decision?

24 Jul, 2020
Many clients have strong wishes about end of life care and when they would and would not want medical treatment. If you have specific wishes in relation to life-sustaining...
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Media & technology blog

CJEU Schrems II Decision – What now for international data transfers

24 Jul, 2020
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has followed the Opinion issued by the Advocate General at the end of last year and declared that the model Standard Contractual...
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Food & drink blog

The new normal: how to mitigate the impact on employees

21 Jul, 2020
In our previous blog (https://wordpress-84642-837496.cloudwaysapps.com/food-and-drink/will-economic-me…itality-industry/) we highlighted the new measures introduced by the...
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Real estate blog

"Watt" now?

17 Jul, 2020
So much has, quite rightly, been going on in relation to Covid-19 recently that it seems that is all we have been talking about.  The good news is that there is now something else...
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Wills, tax, trusts & probate blog

Digital death

14 Jul, 2020
Over the last few months, technology has played an invaluable role in most of our lives.  We have been working remotely, taking part in virtual exercise classes (PE with Joe...
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Food & drink blog

Will economic measures announced in the July ‘mini-Budget’ help revitalise the hospitality industry?

8 Jul, 2020
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish
On 8 July, Rishi Sunak announced a £30bn package of economic measures to support businesses as they manage the "profound economic challenges" facing them following the Covid-19...
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Family law blog

End the blame game – no fault divorce now a reality

8 Jul, 2020
For years, divorcing couples have had to attribute blame to obtain a divorce, unless they were prepared to separate and wait for two years before petitioning the court (and if both...
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Real estate blog

The future of real estate for business

6 Jul, 2020
Coping with Covid-19 has accelerated the pace of change in the way we use our spaces. Behavioural cycles that might have taken years to complete are taking months.   How we...
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Commercial disputes blog

Enforceability of English Judgments in the EU - how will Brexit affect this?

2 Jul, 2020
Judgments obtained in England and Wales are currently enforceable in all European Member States in accordance with the Recast Brussels Regulation (EU 1251/2012).  The procedure is...
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Family law blog

New Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act passed into law

2 Jul, 2020
Good news in the family law world this week – the new Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act received royal assent and so has been passed into law. Implementation is not...
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Commercial disputes blog

Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act becomes law

30 Jun, 2020
The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act received Royal Assent on Friday 26 June and has now come into force.  This legislation was fast-tracked through parliament in just over...
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Wills, tax, trusts & probate blog

Can a donor authorise an attorney to benefit others in their Lasting Power of Attorney?

25 Jun, 2020
As a general rule, an attorney’s power to decide to make gifts out of the donor’s property is very limited.  The Mental Capacity Act (section 12) specifies the circumstances...
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Commercial disputes blog

Tenants granted relief as stay of possession proceedings is extended

17 Jun, 2020
As my colleague, Laura Southgate, reported previously, a new practice direction was issued on 20 April under the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) (PD51Z). The effect of PD51Z was to...
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Commercial disputes blog

Bringing warranty claims under an SPA – as soon as possible means as soon as possible!

11 Jun, 2020
  After you have bought a business unexpected problems or issues may be revealed. If you have a detailed Share Purchase Agreement (SPA) then you may be able to bring a claim...
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