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Commercial Newsletter

Welcome to the March 2020 edition of our Commercial Newsletter In these uncertain times, with Government policy evolving on a daily ... more

Construct February 2020

“Welcome to our February 2020 edition of Prettys’ Construct bulletin This month we look at: TeCSA low value disputes in our adjudication update; practical considerations ... more

Commercial Newsletter

A Happy New Year, and a Happy New Decade, to all our readers! At Prettys we understand our clients’ commercial needs ... more

Employment Vision

Welcome to our Employment e-Briefings. These are articles on particular judgments or upcoming changes to employment law that we feel will ... more

Property Newsletter January 2020

Welcome to the January 2020 edition of our Property Newsletter At Prettys, we understand the property market and the needs and requirements of ... more

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Legal updates - Commercial Law

Two weeks into lockdown - how is business support playing out?

Coming to the end of the second working week of lockdown, the Government faces a vast number of challenges, the first priority being to ensure that it enables the whole of the UK’s healthcare system to have what it needs to care for those with Covid-19 and to control its spread.... more

Wrongful trading and the restructuring moratorium

The Government’s announcement about the suspension of the wrongful trading regime and the proposed restructuring moratorium have been widely welcomed, not least because it demonstrates that the Government is applying thought to the insolvency law implications of its policy of actively encouraging companies to soldier on and to maintain employment. The details of the proposed legislation have yet to be seen, but in the meantime, here are a few thoughts.... more

Company Directors - What should they do next?

For the majority of companies, the Covid-19 restrictions represent the most serious financial challenge in living memory. The disappearance of demand for goods and services almost overnight has given little time for financial planning or preparation. ... more

The Impact of Coronavirus on Commercial Properties – What you need to know as a Landlord

There is no doubt that the impact of Covid 19 (otherwise known as the Coronavirus) is going to have a significant impact of unknown proportions across the full gambit of the property market. The government’s decision to close all retail and leisure outlets ‘until further notice’ has left the industry reeling with a huge degree of uncertainty, and both Landlords and Tenants are trying to understand where this leaves them.... more

Music Licence - What is it and do I need one?

If your business wishes to play or perform music in a public place, permission is required to do so by the copyright holders. The copyright holders would be those who create, record and publish the music you want to play.... more

Planning Update - CIL Payment Phasing

The High Court has recently rejected a developer's bid to avoid paying the whole £870k CIL bill for a phased housing scheme for its 81-home scheme in Somerset in one go, after a judge rejected its argument that it was entitled to pay only for the scheme's first phase that had commenced development.... more

Agriculture Bill - Update

The revised Agriculture Bill was reintroduced to Parliament on the 16th January 2020, with some saying that this is the most significant piece of agricultural legislation in the last 70 years and will change the way that land is farmed for generations to come. The ethos is very much one of “public money for public goods” meaning farmers will be rewarded for the benefits they bring to the environment, the country and its communities.... more

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

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