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Phoenix Rising: Key Trends for the Hotel Sector in 2022. Anthony van Hoffen and Katie Thomas write for Caterer, Licensee & Hotelier News
Press07 December 2021
The impact of the pandemic on the hotel and leisure sector was, arguably, felt stronger than in any other single area of the economy. With no ability to pivot their business to ‘online’, and no prospect that ‘working from home’ might provide a temporary solution, the sector was faced with an unprecedented fight for survival.
The policy and legislation changes to expect this winter: Sara Hanrahan comments for Planning Magazine
Press26 November 2021
With levelling-up a key government policy, the start of 2022 is set to hot up with the government setting out its response to feedback on the planning white paper.
What Gove's appearance in front of MPs tells us about his priorities for changing the planning system: Sara Hanrahan comments for Planning Magazine
Press22 November 2021
The housing secretary revealed his latest thinking on planning changes when he appeared before MPs last week, including giving communities a greater say over new development and examining the impact of permitted development.
Lewis Silkin recognised with top rankings in Chambers UK 2022 for Employment, Media and Entertainment: Advertising and Marketing, and Intellectual Property: Law Firms with Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys
Press21 October 2021
Lewis Silkin’s performance in the sector continues to improve following a strong performance in Legal 500, earning 69 individual and practice rankings – of which 6 are top tier practice rankings and 5 are new entries or improvements.
The issues raised by an appeal decision blocking the replacement of a slave trader statue with that of a Black Lives Matter protester: Sara Hanrahan comments for Planning Magazine
Press20 September 2021
An appeal decision that saw an inspector block the replacement of a listed statue of an 18th-century slave trader in Bristol with that of a Black Lives Matter protester indicates the challenges in removing or altering historic structures for social and community reasons, say experts.
The fate of statues under the new National Planning Policy Framework: Sara Hanrahan writes for Property Week
Press30 July 2021
On 20 July, MHCLG published its latest revisions to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). One notable amendment, a modification to the application process for the removal of historic statues, is a political hot potato.
How the government’s infrastructure levy rethink is set to affect applicants and authorities: Sara Hanrahan comments for Planning Resource
Press21 July 2021
The government has backpedalled on its proposal for a national flat-rate infrastructure levy. But its latest signals could herald the elimination of section 106 developer contributions and mandatory levies for all councils, say commentators.
What the government’s vow that it no longer wants to ‘rip up’ the system tells us about the forthcoming planning bill: Sara Hanrahan comments for Planning Resource
Press21 July 2021
The government response to consultation feedback on the planning white paper has been pushed back from its original spring deadline to the autumn, while the housing secretary has promised that ensuing changes will be council-led. Commentators say that a significant government retreat is on the cards.
Five policy and legislation changes to expect this summer: Sara Hanrahan comments for Planning Resource
Press20 July 2021
Changes to local plan-making and methods for making developers contribute to the infrastructure that supports their schemes are among the alterations promised for the next few months
Why the government may have to backtrack on its proposals to grant permission through local plans: Sara Hanrahan comments for Planning Magazine
Press21 May 2021
In this article for Planning Magazine, Sara Hanrahan shares her views on how the government may have to back out of proposals to change local plans so they automatically confer outline permission on certain kinds of development in specific places.
The planning measures we can expect in next week's Queen's Speech: Sara Hanrahan comments for Planning Magazine
Press17 May 2021
The announcement of a new planning bill to implement some of the key proposals in last summer’s planning white paper is expected to feature in the Queen's Speech next week, according to reports. However, observers believe the housing ministry will struggle to develop the necessary details so that the bill is ready for publication later this year and are sceptical that the proposed new infrastructure levy will be included in it.
The catalyst of Covid-19 must bring a positive change to our offices: Clare Reddy writes for Property Week
Press01 April 2021
Covid-19 has been, and continues to be, a catalyst for change. At some point, life will settle into a new rhythm, which will come with its own challenges. As we grapple with hybrid ways of working, the pandemic has shown that our experiences have not been equal and has emphasised the increased importance of wellbeing.
Common pitfalls for Facilities Managers when overseeing new office fit outs: Clare Reddy writes for FMUK
Press08 March 2021
In this article for Facilities Management UK, Clare Reddy outlines the issues some facilities managers may face when carrying out some sort of work for properties and how to avoid risks.
Accessibility issue highlighted by disability campaigners: Clare Reddy and Lucy Hendley comment for Property Week
Press18 January 2021
Gaining access to residential and commercial properties is a problem for wheelchair-users despite legislation. Clare Reddy and Lucy Hendley explain further in this article.
Temporary use of vacant land offers chance for collaboration: Anthony van Hoffen writes for Property Week
Press12 May 2020
Covid-19 space requirements present an unusual opportunity for the property sector to make a difference. Nicola Mathers, Chief Executive of Future of London and development partner Anthony Hoffen discuss the potential temporary use of vacant land during the pandemic and the opportunities for collaboration.
How legal changes can keep planning and development open during the coronavirus epidemic: Sara Hanrahan writes for The Planner
Press24 April 2020
The Law Society has requested a slew of changes to the English planning system to enable planning and development to continue during the coronavirus epidemic and the post-lockdown period, as Sara Hanrahan explains in this article for The Planner.
Press21 April 2020
The planning committee for the City of London and the wider national planning committee joined forces to consider the legislative changes introduced since the outbreak of Covid-19. Sara Hanrahan, our Head of Planning discusses the current legislation and how it could provide the building blocks for the future.
Anthony van Hoffen writes for Open Access Government: Development sites and why you should pay them a proper visit
Press11 July 2019
Anthony van Hoffen has written a guide for Open Access Government discussing what you need to check when making development site visits.
Sarah Mogford and David Lyons co-write for Building: Blockchain and the UK property industry: opportunities and risks
Press12 October 2018
Sarah Mogford and David Lyons have co-written an article for 'Building' which discusses the use of Blockchain in the UK property industry.
Clare Reddy comments for Property Week: Industry welcomes Lords report calling for overhaul to unlock potential for offsite manufacturing
Press03 August 2018
Clare Reddy comments in an article for Property Week, which discusses offsite manufacturing and the need for clients, designers and contractors to collaborate if the innovative construction technique is to take off in UK.