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Real Estate & Construction

Craning Their Necks

Craning Their Necks Key Contact: James Williams Author: Mark Summers Construction’s leaders turn their sights to the post Covid-19 recovery This week the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) – a high-profile organisation which brings together contractors, clients, academics and other key stakeholders in the industry – published its “Roadmap to Recovery”; a detailed set of proposals to guide...
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Land Registry Updates

Land Registry Updates Key Contact: Steve Morris Author: Abby Stephens In response to Covid-19, the Land Registry announced last Friday 1st May 2020 that it would introduce temporary changes, with effect from 4th May 2020, to make it easier to verify a person’s identity and sign deeds for land registration purposes. Identity verification ‘Practice Guide...
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The Future of Real Estate

The Future of Real Estate Key Contact: Damien Cann Author: Charlotte Whitehead The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on commercial real estate in the UK has been dramatic.  Shops, pubs and offices alike have been forced to close for an indefinite period interrupting the income stream that sustains this investment class.  Amidst the multiple failures...
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COVID- 19 Update: Landlord and Tenant

COVID- 19 Update: Landlord and Tenant Key Contacts: Hugh Hitchcock & Gareth Baker Authors: William Rees & Charlotte Whitehead In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the legislative landscape continues to evolve at a rapid pace to the emerging issues facing businesses. The Coronavirus Act 2020 (the “Act”) which came into force at the end of...
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A SITE AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL?

A SITE AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL? COULD NEW PROCEDURES CLEAR THE WAY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY TO GET BACK TO WORK? Author: Mark Summers A flurry of announcements around the UK’s construction sector in recent days will give the industry hope that a sustainable return to work against the backdrop of the coronavirus...
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Welsh Government Guidance for LPA

Welsh Government Guidance for LPA The effect of Covid-19 has resulted in many places of work having to adapt their style of working almost instantaneously. On the 27 March 2020, the Welsh Government (“WG”) released guidance to Local Planning Authorities relating to their planning service delivery and changes in procedure. The key points may be...
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Coronavirus – An Unwelcome Visitor to the High Street

Coronavirus – An Unwelcome Visitor to the High Street Key contact: Damien Cann Author: Cerith Bevan Businesses operating in the retail sector have temporarily lost their high street presence following the Government’s announcement on Monday 23 March 2020 that all but essential business should remain closed until further notice. Landlords will also feel the pinch...
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Business rates – the death of the high street?

Business rates – the death of the high street? Time for a change? Business rates are outdated and place an unfair burden on bricks-and-mortar shops, contributing to the decline of the high street. Reform is needed and this formed a key part of the December 2019 Queen’s Speech which promised a full review of the...
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Construction Contract Chaos – Supplier Delivery Notes and Terms

Construction Contract Chaos – Supplier Delivery Notes and Terms It is a common running theme within the construction industry that when parties are embroiled in a dispute, there generally tends to be a dispute about whose terms apply. This not only applies to the Employer/Contractor and/or Sub-Contractor relationship, but it is also becoming predominantly common...
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The Future of the High Street

The Future of the High Street For many, a stroll down their local high street has become a dispiriting experience. The latest research from the Local Data Company and PwC does nothing to improve the mood with 16 shops closing every day on average.  The problems affecting the high street are numerous: People want choice,...
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