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Monthly Archives: November 2013

The Risks Of Holding Over At The End Of Some Tenancies

The case of Barclays Wealth Trustees (Jersey) Ltd v Erimus Housing Ltd has highlighted the potential financial implications for business tenants holding over following the expiry of a tenancy outside the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (“the Act”). In this case Barclays granted a 5 year lease to Erimus which expired in 2009. The lease was outside the Act. Erimus […]

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Draft Regulations Amending Tupe Published

In January of this year the Government consulted on proposed changes to the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE). The Government announced its response in September and the draft regulations amending TUPE have now been published. They will be placed before Parliament in December with the expectation that they will come into […]

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Managing Risk In Residential Construction Projects

Hardly a week goes by without London property owners looking to make the most of their property holdings, by extending horizontally (in outer London) or vertically, often downwards (in Central London). Unfortunately, too, hardly a week goes by without property owners falling out with their builders or architects because the building works are not going well, are weeks […]

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Legal Expenses Insurers Cannot Restrict Choice Of Legal Representative

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in the case of Sneller v DAS Nederlandse Rechtsbijstand Verzekeringsmaatschappij NV, Case C-442/12; reported at [2013] WLR (D) 426, has decided that a legal expenses insurers were not entitled to restrict the insured’s choice of legal representative. In summary, the Claimant held legal expenses insurance with […]

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