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Feb
24
Expansion of PD rights for commercial to residential conversion criticised
Is market-driven or planned regeneration best? The debate continues.
Feb
24
IR35 – the small print
Many of us have by now heard of the changes to the IR35 legislation due to come into force on 6 April 2021 (‘the New Rules’).
Feb
24
IR35 and Employment Businesses – are you playing piggy in the middle?
On 6 April 2021, the rules regarding IR35 are changing. Whether IR35 applies to a particular engagement has not, until now, been a matter of concern for employment businesses, who have usually addressed any commercial risk through appropriate tax indemnities in their contracts.
Feb
22
Another route for resolving technology disputes?
If you want to take a technology dispute to court, you’re unlikely to get a trial date in the Technology and Construction Court in London for over a year if you are going to need a week or more of the court’s time. With Brexit and Covid causing ongoing commercial and financial uncertainty, is there another quicker option to resolve disputes that parties can consider? The short answer is yes.
Feb
22
Can charitable members be compelled to vote - part 2
Back in August 2018 we looked at the question of whether charitable members could be compelled to vote in favour of a resolution... Fast forward two years and the matter has now come before the Supreme Court.
Feb
18
Can damages for loss of bargain be recovered on breach of a contract?
In the recent case of YJB Port Ltd v M&A Pharmachem Ltd and CD Medical Ltd [2021] EWHC 42 (Ch), the High Court had to consider whether a claim for damages could be pursued in respect of separate actual breaches of the non-compete clause of a contract.
Feb
16
The Importance of regular equal opportunities training
Most employers will have equality policies in place and provide equal opportunities training to their employees in some way. While some may see this as a “tick-box” exercise, Emma O’Connor Head of Training and Catrina Flanagan Solicitor take a look at the recent case of Allay (UK) Limited v Gehlen which shows the importance of training, the implications of not keeping this regularly updated and a call to action for HR. 
Feb
16
Boyes Turner advises on Mobeus investment in ARKK
Specialist tech law firm Boyes Turner has advised on an investment deal which will help to drive growth at an innovative financial technology company.
Feb
12
Introducing uncertainty into the battle of the forms?
In commercial negotiations, both parties may attempt to rely on their own standard terms and conditions (“T&Cs”) as forming the basis for a contract. This to-ing and fro-ing over the incorporation of T&Cs is described as the “battle of the forms”.
Feb
11
Who owns your charity land?
Many trustees of charities when asked who owns their charity’s land will reply by saying “the Charity”. However this can be a misleadingly simple response as the means by which charities own property do vary.  

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