Exclusion Clauses – A Recap It is not uncommon to come across clauses seeking to limit liability in a wide variety of contracts and particularly in a party’s standard terms and conditions. Quite often these clauses are extensive and there is a temptation to make them as wide ranging as possible. However, care needs to…

Solicitors that can assist in the ground rent scandal Have you purchased a leasehold interest in a new build property which has a ground rent that doubles every 5 or 10 years? We can assist and advice you. A known developer and other household names have been identified as selling new build properties which contain…

Welcome to our first newsletter! In this edition we will be giving you an update from HMRC on the current mileage rates and auto enrollment rates, a list of all our upcoming events from the year, information on how you can protect your business from £10 a month and an interesting blog from Michael Stewart…

The recent demise of Toys R Us and Maplin, with both going into administration and having over 300 stores collectively, seems to make it an appropriate time to review the position of the Landlord on the primary issue for them – who is going to pay the rent? In brief, when a company goes into…

Polly Hill, Associate in our Commercial Dispute Resolution department provides a brief overview of this decision. On 1 November 2017 the Court of Appeal dismissed The London Taxi Company’s appeal where they claimed exclusive rights to the black cab shape to prevent production of the original shape by a rival firm on the basis that…

Cavity Wall update by Stephen Fox of Ralli Solicitors LLP:- Today the Government published it’s clean growth strategy in which it is confirmed that £3.6 billion of investment is pledged to upgrade around a million homes through the Energy Company Obligation and extend support for home energy efficiency improved ents until 2028. They are aiming…

Michael Stewart, Associate in our Corporate department discusses asbestos in commercial property. It may be surprising to some that a total ban on the import of asbestos products into the UK only came into force in November 1999 (although certain types were banned in 1985). As a consequence many commercial buildings contain asbestos which is…

Polly Hill, Associate in our Commercial Dispute Resolution department provides a brief overview of this launch. From July 2017 certain specialist jurisdictions of the High Court of England & Wales are now known as “The Business and Property Courts of England & Wales” (“B&PCS”). The specialist jurisdictions comprise of the Commercial Court, the Admiralty Court, the Technology and…

Mark Higgins, Partner in our Employment Law department provides a brief overview of this new order. The UK Supreme Court has today handed down its decision in the appeal pursued by UNISON against the legality of the Employment Tribunals and Employment Appeal Tribunal Fee Order 2013. The Court has allowed the appeal and has effectively…

Polly Hill Associate in our Commercial Dispute Resolution department provides a brief overview of this decision. The Court held that Mr Danilitskiy who was a judgment debtor, acquired a beneficial interest when he purchased a property in the name of a company. Consequently he retained a beneficial interest and the judgment creditor was entitled to…

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