In-house Legal Bulletin - May 2016

Cyber Security Breaches - are you ready?

Cyber-crime is on the rise. Large attacks, such as Talk Talk, Ashley Madison and most recently, Mossack Fonseca grab the headlines. However, cyber-attacks in various forms are happening daily against businesses of all sizes.

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Assigning a lease to their guarantor

In a recent High Court case it was held that a tenant is prohibited from assigning a new lease to their guarantor under the Landlord and Tenant (Covenants) Act 1995.

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Ability to convert a building from office use to residential without planning permission made permanent

Permitted development rights that allow offices to be converted into residential use without the need for planning permission have been made permanent.

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