Obligations to repair defective work in new developments may be owed by tenants, contractors and sub-contractors. Clare Butler considers the nature of these obligations, the difficulties that can arise and the issues identified in the recent case of Office Depot v UBS  EWHC 1494 (TCC).
Internet users cannot simply copy a photograph posted, without any restriction preventing it from being downloaded and posted with the copyright holder’s consent, on one website and republish it on another website.
The 2018 summer heatwave has seen temperatures soar in offices and workplaces, and raises, questions about the lack of maximum temperatures in any regulations or guidance. So, when is it too hot to work?
This update comments on the latest developments including the shortening of filing and payment window to 14 days from the effective date, what is a “major interest”?, bare trusts and first time buyer’s relief and the Supreme Court decision in Project Blue.
Making an investment into another state, known as foreign direct investment (“FDI”), generally carries a significantly different risk profile from investment in an investor’s domestic market. FDI may be exposed to greater risks arising from the political, regulatory and economic environment of the State into which investment is made.
Warranties and indemnities play an important role in merger and acquisition (‘M&A’) transactions, enabling the parties to negotiate the balance of risk between them. Warranty and Indemnity insurance (‘W&I Insurance’) allows the parties to shift risk by insuring against potential breach of warranty or breach of indemnity claims by a buyer following completion.
These are the harshest of times for the casual dining industry. Much like it is elsewhere on the beleaguered high-street, it seems that every week brings headlines of another restaurant business becoming insolvent or making mass closures. The past few months alone have seen established names such as Prezzo, Byron, Gaucho, Jamie’s Italian, Côte Brasserie and Strada close numerous outlets. Meanwhile, Carluccio’s is undergoing an insolvency process (a Company Voluntary Arrangement) to try to rescue itself.
The significance of the NPPF was as much the fact that it put together in one place all of central government’s planning policies. It is not perfect, but some of those imperfections stem from the fact that voters are wedded to concepts such as the Green Belt which add to the problems of housing delivery in an environmentally sustainable manner.