Chaos over affordable housing payments for small housing sites
At a meeting of the Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Property Group held on 15th March at the offices of Boyes Turner in Reading, Derek Ching, Partner in Boyes Turner’s Development and house building Team, addressed an audience of local Chamber of Commerce members and property professionals.
The High Court has found, in the recent decision of Signature Realty Ltd v Fortis Developments Ltd and another, 17 February 2017, that copyright in an architect's drawings was infringed in a case involving the development of a site by Developer B that had not been responsible for commissioning the planning drawings and securing the planning permission.
On 2 March, the ICO issued draft GDPR Consent Guidance for consultation. The draft guidance details the requirements for consent and how consent can be obtained and managed. Responses to the consultation can be submitted to the ICO until 31 March 2017.
The next generation of employees – the management tools needed to get the best out of your people
From Generation Y ("Millennials") to Generation Z ("Gen Z"), this new pool of talent raises issues for managers, HR and organisations about how to get the best out of their people. Understanding what the different generations want in terms of workplace expectations can help organisations attract, retain and nurture home-grown talent.
Buying and selling hotels - a property perspective
A hotel purchase is fraught with complex issues which include, amongst other due diligence items, financing, employment, third party contracts, retention or termination of franchise affiliation or hotel management agreements and ability to obtain requisite licences or permits.
Travel companies' liability for damages for supply of contaminated foods
Travel companies will be interested to read the recent Court of Appeal case of Wood & Wood V Tui Travel plc trading as First Choice (“First Choice”) (2017) where the court found that Mr & Mrs Woods could recover damages for acute gastroenteritis suffered by them whilst on holiday.