A recent hearing before the Commercial Court has provided some much needed clarity on a notoriously opaque but crucial subject – whether COVID-19 can be deemed to have caused a materially adverse effect.
In July, the Land Registry (LR) announced that it will start to accept electronically signed deeds used for registrable transactions such as transfers and leases, provided they have been signed using a commercial electronic signature platform such as DocuSign. This is intended to assist whilst Covid-19 restrictions are in place, but will no doubt continue […]
As we enter the second national lockdown of the Covid-19 pandemic, the strain is visible on the business sector as well as our local charities and communities. In April this year, there was an 89% increase in the number of emergency parcels distributed due to the economic impacts of Coronavirus.
As a fresh wave of lockdown measures cut across the UK with many retailers having to close until early December, retail tenants may be experiencing new concerns about how to pay the rent, but they probably have not thought about what might happen if their landlord gets into financial difficulty.
After moving to the UK from Hungary 16 years ago, Mike Racz settled in Hartlepool where, after starting his career as a Domino’s delivery driver, he launched his first franchise business. Now 14 years later, Mike heads up the Racz Group.
Following the Grenfell tragedy, the use of aluminium and polyethylene cladding (ACM) was banned on high-rise buildings in excess of 18 metres, in December 2018. Rarely for the UK, the law was even enacted retrospectively to require the removal of ACMs on buildings constructed prior.
The past 6 months have been challenging for businesses across the UK, with the Covid-19 pandemic having serious implications on the economy. The property sector has received several pieces of Government guidance throughout this period, many of which have been of benefit to commercial tenants renting their business premises.
Over the last few years, the General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR) has played a pivotal role in our legal landscape. Its purpose (alongside the Data Protection Act 2018) is to govern and regulate the data protection regime here in the UK, as well as across EU.
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