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Get the timing right: when relying on demolition for Ground F have you considered the Community Infrastructure Levy?

Tuesday, 19th September 2017

When proposing to develop a site occupied by a business tenant protected by the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, (“the Act”), it is likely that a landlord will rely on ground (f) of section 30, Part II of the Act.

Farmers are you ready for the Health and Safety Executive's "Potato Harvest" inspections?

Tuesday, 19th September 2017

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) will be undertaking work within the agriculture sector this autumn to raise awareness of the risks during "potato harvest" season. Potato growers have been urged to step up their accident prevention measures this harvest season – and to expect visits from health and safety inspectors.

Ashfords expands Real Estate Team with new senior hire

Monday, 18th September 2017

Ashfords is delighted to announce the appointment of Paul Olliff as Legal Director in the firm's Real Estate Team.

Can I accept bitcoin? Should I accept bitcoin?

Monday, 18th September 2017

Virtual currencies have recently been in the news as a result of the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s ruling that offers and sales of digital currencies are subject to federal securities requirements (there has not yet been any equivalent ruling in the UK). Nevertheless, digital currencies have continued to grow in popularity; Bitcoin, the most widely used, has quadrupled in value since the beginning of the year, as a result of the activity of speculators.

Data Protection Bill: Criminal offences and directors’ liability

Friday, 15th September 2017

As UK business prepare for 25 May 2018 when the General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") comes into force, businesses must also get to grips with the Data Protection Bill (the "Bill") which was published yesterday.

Recovered appeal decision of former Government Offices at King George's Gate

Thursday, 14th September 2017

Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames Council refused an application for planning permission for the redevelopment of the former Government Offices at King George's Gate

It's not the principle, it's the money…

Thursday, 14th September 2017

Within the role of my job in the matrimonial department, one of my main duties is to advise clients (and keep them updated) as to their costs, and in doing so I am obliged to explain to clients that sometimes it is not wise pursuing certain issues, simply for the reason that they cannot afford the legal fees to do so.

The interplay between the Data Protection Bill and the GDPR

Thursday, 14th September 2017

As data protection practitioners begin to digest the new Data Protection Bill (the "Bill"), published today, an immediate area for concern is the interplay between the Data Protection Bill, once passed, and the directly applicable General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") itself.

New Cyber Security: Code of Practice for Ships Released

Wednesday, 13th September 2017

The Department for Transport has today (13 September) released a new "Cyber security: code of practice for ships."

Important consultation on new draft Ports Good Governance Guidance

Monday, 11th September 2017

The Department for Transport has today, 11 September 2017, released the long awaited draft "Ports Good Governance Guidance" for public consultation.

Fighting Food Fraud

Friday, 8th September 2017

The National Food Crime Unit (NFCU) describes food fraud as 'a dishonest act or omission, relating to the production or supply of food, which is intended for personal gain or to cause loss to another party'.

Bombardier Transport Ltd v Merseytravel

Friday, 8th September 2017

The recent case of Bombardier Transport Ltd v Merseytravel along with the new Procurement Policy Guidance Note issued by the Technology and Construction Court (TCC) have placed greater onus on contracting authorities to proactively disclose information in public procurement cases that may previously have been withheld on the grounds of commercial confidentiality.

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