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Aug
14
183 years later- is it time for change?
It is probably not an exaggeration to say that no-one likes change for change sake but in the case of the Wills Act 1837 (“the Act”) the Government is coming under considerable pressure to change what has been the recognised process of witnessing wills for the last 183 years! Many other legal documents have made their way into the modern world by being capable of being executed in a digital format but not so wills.
Aug
13
Coronavirus update: Video-witnessed Wills - what do I need to know?
On 25 July it hit the headlines that video-witnessed Wills will be legalised. The government is set to introduce secondary legislation, amending Wills Act 1837 so that, while Wills must continue to be signed ‘in the presence’ of two witnesses, their presence can be either physical or virtual.
Aug
12
Returning to the office – can you justify it?
As the UK moves out of lockdown, is this the beginning or the end of working from home? Katie Harris discusses whether or not we can all justify returning to the office?
Aug
11
Government shakes up planning rules on changes of use
As part of the Government’s “Project Speed” a new set of amendments to the Use Classes Order are to take effect from 1 September 2020.
Aug
11
Service out of the jurisdiction – obtaining an order for permission to serve out
The case of Punjab National Bank (International) v Vishal Cruises [2020] provides guidance on what is known as ‘jurisdictional gateways’.
Aug
07
Right of way disputes
Right of way disputes are more common than you might think, regrettably the issues are rarely straightforward, and it is essential to obtain good legal advice as early as possible.
Aug
07
Schrems II: What Next for Businesses?
Can any personal data now be exported from within the European Economic Area to a country outside it?
Aug
06
89 Holland Park (Management) Limited -v- Hicks [2020] EWCA Civ 758 – Can consent be refused on aesthetic grounds?
Darryn Harris discusses the recent case - 89 Holland Park (Management) Limited -v- Hicks [2020] EWCA Civ 758 which answers the question, can consent be refused on aesthetic grounds?
Aug
05
Updating your policies – what needs a review?
Peter Olszewski talks updating your companies policies, what needs a review?
Aug
05
Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (“CIGA 2020”) – Impact on supply contracts
CIGA 2020 which received the Royal Assent on 25 June 2020 has introduced several significant changes to UK insolvency legislation.

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