Author Archives: Darren Butt

Government to review landlord and tenant legislation

The review will be conducted by The Law Commission and will examine how landlords and their tenants can better collaborate together. It will consider how the lease process can be reviewed and improved to ensure high streets thrive as the …

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Four factors facing the residential property market in 2021

No cliff-edge on property sales The stamp duty holiday comes to an end on 31 March 2021, but we do not expect to see the property market fall off a cliff edge, says Janet Armstrong-Fox and Head of Private Client …

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Cov-lite covenants leading to disputes between borrowers and lenders

The Covid-19 pandemic has meant that many businesses are needing to take on additional debt. Some have been attempting to take advantage of looser Cov-lite loan provisions to transfer assets into subsidiaries out of reach of lenders and then use …

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Furlough Extension: This week’s important updates

If you have missed our previous furlough extension updates, please click here for the key points of the scheme including how much employers can claim, how the scheme can be used, cash grants for businesses which have been forced to …

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PRESS RELEASE: Collyer Bristow calls for an extension to the stamp duty holiday

The call follows a sustained period of unprecedented demand on property lawyers, surveyors and lenders that is likely to result in many homebuyers missing out on the valuable relief. Janet Armstrong-Fox, Partner and Head of Private Client Property at Collyer …

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TCC refuses enforcement of adjudicator’s decision

The decision is a rare case in which an adjudicator’s decision is not enforced and is a good example of why it is important for parties to a construction contract to clarify the precise terms and conditions governing their contractual …

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Coronavirus bulletin: Shielding Revisited

This guidance aims to be less restrictive and strike a careful balance between the psychological impact of measures to protect the extremely clinically vulnerable and the physical health risks of the virus. People in this category are being advised to …

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COVID-19 AND OUTSIDE SPACE: CONSIDERATIONS FOR LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY OPERATORS

Campaigns, like Soho Estates’ “summer festival” initiative, are pushing government to temporarily ease regulations so leisure and hospitality operators can utilise public squares and other open spaces near their venues to serve customers, with deliveries and rubbish collections being limited …

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Business Interruption Insurance – FCA Test Case update

The FCA’s High Court test case, aimed at resolving the issue of whether business interruption losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic are covered under certain insurance policies continues at an aggressively fast pace with a second Case Management Conference having …

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Cathay Pacific, British Airways, easyJet – what’s the connection?

In March 2020 Cathy Pacific was fined £500,000, the maximum under the pre-GDPR law, for various security defects which enabled a hacker to gain access between 2014 and to the personal data of over 9.4 million customers worldwide. In July …

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