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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

Construct December 2019

“Welcome to our December 2019 edition of Prettys’ Construct bulletin This month we look at: Letter of intent - Points for Consideration when ... more

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Legal updates - Commercial Law

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

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

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