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Data Protection Newsletter

Welcome to our October 2019 edition of Prettys Data Protection Newsletter. This month we look at: Facial recognition technology and the challenges EU ... more

Construct Newsletter August 2019

“Welcome to our August 2019 edition of Prettys’ Construct bulletin This month we look at: economic duress and forming contracts – when ... more

Commercial Newsletter

Welcome to the Summer 2019 edition of our Commercial Newsletter At Prettys we understand our clients’ commercial needs and imperatives: whether ... more

Construct Newsletter June/ July 2019

“Welcome to our June 2019 edition of Prettys’ Construct bulletin This month we look at: professional indemnity insurance – the Court of ... more

Property Newsletter - Issue 4

Welcome to the Summer 2019 edition of our Property Newsletter At Prettys, we understand the property market and the needs and ... more

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Legal updates - Commercial Law

Proposal for amending permitted development rules for Mobile Phone masts

In its efforts to speed up the deployment of 5G mobile and extended network coverage and generally to expand the digital economy, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and the Ministry of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport are undertaking a consultation on proposals to expand permitted development rights (PD rights) in England for mobile network operators.... more

Modification of lease covenant to allow office to residential conversion

In the recent case of Shaviram Normandy Ltd v Basingstoke and Deane BC 2019, Shaviram was the tenant of a building let on a long lease by the Council. The permitted use covenant in the lease was restricted to offices. ... more

Update on electronic execution of documents

On 4 September 2019, the Law Commission published a report on the electronic execution of documents. The report includes some high-level conclusions and recommendations:... more

Discharge of Restrictive Covenants

The Court of Appeal decision in Graham v Easington District Council (2009), serves as a useful reminder of the effect of that a grant of planning permission has on land that is subject to a restrictive covenant that could otherwise restrict development.... more

Sex Discrimination Claims Hit a Five-Year High

The Employment Tribunal has seen a rise in the number of sex discrimination claims made leading to a five-year high. Latest figures show that 9,300 claims were made last year, which is a 69% increase. Attempts by companies to tackle sex discrimination, for example, by banning alcohol at work events, or introducing other policies in relation to conduct at work have not prevented claims being brought.... more

What does Brexit really mean? Lawyer deconstructs the language surrounding the debate

Leading Ipswich based law firm Prettys is holding a Business Academy this week looking at the interpretation of the language in contracts and applying that (by analogy) to some of the words used surrounding the UK’s withdrawal from Europe.... more

Considering replacing your garden fence wall or gates?

Springtime is a favourite time of year to attend to outdoor jobs in the garden, including replacing fencing or walls. The erection of a new fence, wall or gate, if these are adjacent to a highway, and even if you are replacing a higher existing hedge, could be problematic, if the new structure is to be higher than 1m permitted height. ... more

Getting A Head Start – Why Tenants should obtain professional advice before agreeing Heads of Terms

In many leasehold transactions the legal adviser only becomes involved once the tenant and the landlord have already agreed the Heads of Terms for the transaction, usually with the aid of an agent. ... more

CMA ruling demonstrates warning to all of us

On Friday 12 April 2019, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) found that six office fit-out firms have infringed competition law by engaging in cover bidding on 14 construction contracts.... more

Tales for the unwary - don’t risk losing your 999 year flat lease by getting into arrears with your ground rent.

Gibbs v Lakeside Developments Ltd 2018 tells the rare but very unfortunate tale of a long leaseholder who lost her valuable flat because she missed opportunities to defend her landlord’s claims for ground rent and service charge arrears and for forfeiture of her 999 year lease.... more

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