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Offshore Wind Investment: a vested interest

Thursday, 18th January 2018

The UK Offshore Wind Market is easily the most well-established of the marine renewable energy technologies and therefore currently by far the most likely technology to receive mainstream investment ahead of wave and tidal stream projects.

Right to Work Checks

Thursday, 18th January 2018

When should a check be made? There are three situations when a valid check should be made.

What does going public on AIM mean for SMEs?

Wednesday, 17th January 2018

Why the Alternative Investments Market (AIM) is still relevant for growth businesses, and what going public on AIM in 2018 means for SMEs.

Shadow Licences - practicalities

Wednesday, 17th January 2018

This is a brief legal update relating to the recent trend of owners of licensed premises attempting to protect Premises Licences when the purchase, sale, closure, merger or administration of businesses to which licensed premises are attached occurs.

Practical proportionality

Wednesday, 17th January 2018

For anyone involved in tenancy management, 'proportionality' should be a concept that is familiar. However, there can still be some uncertainty as to how proportionality impacts on a day to day basis.

National law firm Ashfords instructed as Solicitor Managers on major law firm administrations

Wednesday, 17th January 2018

Ashfords LLP has been appointed as Solicitor Managers on the administration of Burroughs Day LLP on 16 January 2018.

Public Sector Bulletin - 16 January 2018

Tuesday, 16th January 2018

With the news of major government contractor Carillion's liquidation, we look at the practical steps public bodies should be taking if Carillion is one of their contractors or is part of their supply chains so as to ensure there is as little disruption as possible across their service areas.

Planning fees increase - will they lead to an improved service or just be an additional burden to developers?

Tuesday, 16th January 2018

On 17 January 2018 the first increase in planning fees since 2012 come into effect under the snappily titled Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications, Deemed Applications, Requests and Site Visits) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (the 'Regulations').

Carillion collapse - first steps

Tuesday, 16th January 2018

Reports suggest Carillion spent £952m with local suppliers in 2016 and used an extensive network of small firms, who are now waiting to learn if they will be paid. One industry group estimates that up to 30,000 firms are owed money by Carillion.

Ashfords expands Employment offering with new senior hire

Monday, 15th January 2018

National law firm Ashfords has appointed Ed Hopkins as Senior Associate to the firms award-winning Employment Team.

Ashfords advise Burrington Estates on its acquisition of Yetminster development site

Friday, 12th January 2018

Burrington Estates New Homes has acquired a development site in Yetminster, Dorset, which has existing planning permission for 87 dwellings and homes.

Do you serve food to the public?

Friday, 12th January 2018

In the UK they affect around 8% of children and 2% of adults, and 10 people die in the UK from anaphylaxis induced by a food allergy every year.

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