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  • Incorporation of Onerous Terms

    A recent case highlights the importance, even in business to business relationships, of bringing clauses containing onerous terms to the customer’s attention when…

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    Posted on 12 November, 2021 by Ortolan

  • Net Zero Strategy

    Whilst world leaders discuss strategies to avert disaster at COP26, it seems appropriate to look at planning in the context of climate change.  Government published “Net…

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    Posted on 12 November, 2021 by Ortolan

  • VATability

    When two business entities end up in dispute regarding a supply made in the ordinary course of business, with the place of supply being in the UK, it is important for the…

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    Posted on 12 November, 2021 by Ortolan

  • Mandatory digital service announced by Land Registry

    The Digital Registration Service on the HM Land Registry portal was launched in April 2021, with the Chief Executive and Chief Land Registrar, Simon Hayes, reporting that more…

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    Posted on 12 November, 2021 by Ortolan

  • Supreme Court blocks case against Google

    The judgment in Lloyd v Google was handed down this week by the Supreme Court but it was not good news for the action brought by representative claimant Richard LLoyd, alleging…

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    Posted on 12 November, 2021 by Ortolan

  • Court Proceedings on hold for Covid Rent Arrears?

    The Government announced on 9th November 2021 the details of its new legislation that is being proposed in relation to COVID rent arrears.   It is…

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    Posted on 12 November, 2021 by Ortolan

  • Residential Conveyancing - QES Pilot

    Just over a year after The Land Registry (HMLR) began to allow deeds that had been signed electronically to be registered, HMLR has announced a pilot of the use of qualified…

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    Posted on 7 October, 2021 by Ortolan

  • Job Support Programmes to Renew

    Ahead of the Autumn Budget which will be presented by Chancellor Rishi Sunak on 27 October 2021, Sunak has made his Conservative Party Conference speech and indicated that he…

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    Posted on 7 October, 2021 by Ortolan

  • Renting Guidance updated

    The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has updated their Guidance for landlords and tenants as of 1 October 2021 - this “guidance is advisory and informs…

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    Posted on 7 October, 2021 by Ortolan

  • Can you require your employees to have the Covid vaccine?

    Of interest to employers as their employees return to the workplace will be how potential outbreaks of Covid are prevented, and it may well be tempting to have a blanket policy…

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    Posted on 7 October, 2021 by Ortolan

  • Post Pandemic Planning and Levelling Up

    Government tells us it is taking this post-pandemic, or at least post-lockdown, opportunity to “build back better”, uniting and levelling up every part of the UK. …

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    Posted on 7 October, 2021 by Ortolan

  • Multiple Dwelling Relief for ‘annexes’

    Multiple Dwelling Relief (‘MDR’) for ‘annexes’Three recent cases (Lovell v HMRC [2021] UKFTT 291 (TC), Morse and another v HMRC [2021] UKFTT 292 (TC) and George and…

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    Posted on 7 October, 2021 by Ortolan

  • Covid-19 Update - 16th September 2021

    Furlough The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) or furlough scheme finally comes to an end this month, with 30 September 2021 being the last date. There are no current…

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    Posted on 16 September, 2021 by Ortolan

  • ​One to watch - Data Protection Laws

    The Law Gazette reports that the UK information commissioner has “called on data protection authorities across the G7 nations ’to work together to overhaul cookie consent…

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    Posted on 16 September, 2021 by Ortolan

  • Unincorporated business - Fixed Periods Consultation Ends

    A government consultation on whether unincorporated businesses (which includes partnerships, self-employed people, trusts and estates with trading income) would be required to…

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    Posted on 16 September, 2021 by Ortolan

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