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  • ...a little bit of law - Plans

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    06 November 2016

    Plans often need to be drawn up as part of the process of documenting a land transaction. Historically, the Land Registry would accept most plans, as long as they were clear. Those days are long gone. The Land Registry now has a detailed list of requirements and they will refuse to register a transaction where the relevant plans do not comply with these requirements.

  • ...a little bit of law - Back to Basics

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    05 November 2016

    There are certain basic steps that apply to almost all transactions involving the acquisition of land. There may be a tweak here or a bolt-on there but the basic underlying steps are often the same.

  • Development sites - pay them a proper visit

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    05 November 2016

    Development sites have a tendency to throw up ‘interesting issues’ with almost infinite variety. It might be bats, or slow worms. It could be an adjoining owner having annexed what they considered to be no man’s land. May be it’s an old oil barrel full of ‘something green’. Our standing advice is to ‘expect the unexpected’.

  • Redundancy

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    01 November 2016

    This inbrief looks at how employers can minimise the risk of legal claims when dismissing employees by reason of redundancy.

  • Data breach checklist

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    01 November 2016

    Data breaches are becoming increasingly common as more staff have access to sensitive data, as hackers become more sophisticated and as IT and data security struggle to keep up with the pace of change.

  • The fast growing world of mobile payments - are you on the money?

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    04 October 2016

    Your smartphone can already act as your portable office. Now it can replace your wallet too!

  • Employment law in Vietnam - an overview

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    19 August 2016

    Over the past few decades, Vietnam has moved from a centrally-based economy to one with significant market features.

  • ...a little bit of law - Wayleaves

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    19 August 2016

    If there’s a way you can leave these alone, then great: they can be a pain.

  • Share buy backs - what’s the fuss?

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    16 June 2016

    When a company is planning a share buy back (or purchase of its own shares) it’s time to be careful. This note explains why you need to be careful, and summarises the company law issues that must be addressed in advance before the company enters into any commitments.

  • Why have tailored articles of association and even a shareholders agreement

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    09 June 2016

    If you are setting up a company with your business partner, you may be tempted to rely solely on the statutory default articles of association for private companies limited by shares (the Model Articles) to govern the internal procedures of the company, and the corporate relationship between you. These notes show why you really should consider having articles that are tailored to your circumstances, and even a shareholders’ agreement, between you and your partner - even if you wouldn’t dream of falling out with him or her.

  • The Bribery Act 2010 - an employment law perspective

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    08 June 2016

    The Bribery Act 2010, which came into force on 1 July 2011, is responsible for sweeping away antiquated British bribery laws to create a regime of criminal offences described by the Director of the Serious Fraud Office as “the toughest bribery legislation in the world”.

  • European Union Trade Marks

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    27 May 2016

    A European Union trade mark (“EUTM”) is a single trade mark registration that provides trade mark protection in 28 of the European Union territories.

  • International Trade Marks

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    27 February 2016

    Whilst there is no single trade mark that covers the entire world, knowledge of the various regional and international filing systems means that global protection can be achieved with greater ease and less expense than filing national trade mark applications in each country.

  • ...a little bit of law - The Landlord and Tenant Act 1954

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    19 September 2015

    The Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (the “1954 Act”) might sound just like any other piece of legislation; however the importance of it for commercial leasehold transactions should not be overlooked.

  • Framework Agreements

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    27 August 2015

    Framework agreements offer a potential solution as contracting authorities attempt to minimise the impact of the Public Contract Regulations 2006 on their business.

  • Community Infrastructure Levy

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    27 August 2015

    The Community Infrastructure Levy (“CIL”) is a discretionary planning charge which was introduced in 2010 through the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010.

  • Business Rates

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    20 August 2015

    If you own or use commercial premises, the chances are you will be liable to pay business rates.

  • Section 106 Agreements - a note for anyone developing land

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    05 August 2015

    When granting planning permission for development, local planning authorities often impose planning obligations on the party promoting the development. These obligations are usually contained in what are known as Section 106 Agreements or Planning Agreements – separate legal agreements that sit alongside the planning permission. Those agreements will, generally, bind the land to which the planning permission relates – so anyone who owns that land will be bound by the obligations.

  • Stadium naming rights deals – Top 10 tips

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    17 July 2015

    Naming rights deals are one of the most complex forms of sponsorship agreements. This inbrief guide seeks to get rights holders thinking about all the key issues which will need to be included in the agreement, before they negotiate any deal

  • The Law of Privacy

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    08 June 2015

    The protection of privacy which embodies our law of confidentiality has become increasingly important. Together with the law of defamation, privacy and confidentiality are vital rights for individuals and corporations, especially when well known figures and celebrities attract so much attention.

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