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Small business suppliers: Dealing with the financial stress of coronavirus?

Extended protection measures A number of temporary changes, designed to protect struggling businesses from insolvency during the coronavirus pandemic, were introduced by Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act (CIGA) as well as various permanent changes. Temporary provisions were due to expire on 30 September 2020. However, with a second wave of...

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Surrogacy and fertility law

The need to take a creative approach Over the past few decades, there has been a dramatic expansion in the use of assisted reproductive technologies for building families. This rapid development has meant that the law has often been playing catch up, and judges have been required to apply legislation...

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Child maintenance payments

When to involve the court in calculating child maintenance payments The current child maintenance system encourages those paying and receiving maintenance to reach a private agreement. As a starting point, there is a maintenance calculator available on the government website to provide an estimate based on the statutory scheme. What...

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Social Housing Case Bulletin – October 2020

Welcome to the October issue of our case law update Our social housing team are delighted to share the cases from July from the higher jurisdiction courts in England and Wales that are relevant to the affordable housing sector. We trust that this update will be helpful and we welcome...

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Telecoms: Important New Code case relating to residential rooftop

Considered market evidence for the first time – the Tribunal provides further guidance on levels of consideration for rooftop sites of residential blocks In CTIL -v- L&Q [2020] the Tribunal was asked to determine the terms (including the consideration) to impose a new telecoms code agreement for a rooftop site...

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Energy and Agriculture

Dale Edwards, Specialist Consultant – Green Energy shares his thoughts on the changes that have driven the renewable energy agenda in agriculture. Energy and agriculture are inextricably joined at the hip. Without energy in all its forms, agriculture as we now know it would not exist. Whether it is the...

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Dairy farmers successful in dismissing injunction

A group of 16 dairy farmers had a significant win in the High Court earlier this week following a dispute with milk processor, Watson’s Dairies Ltd. The Judge, The Honourable Mr Justice Smith, comprehensively dismissed an application for an interim injunction brought by Watson’s Dairies (part of the Medina group)...

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Disruptive Asset Finance – Autumn 2020

Welcome to the Autumn edition of Disruptive Asset Finance. COVID-19 is still prevalent and having a major impact throughout all industries as well as our personal lives. It is unsurprising therefore that it is continuing to have a major impact in both procedural law and substantive law. We are also...

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Clarke Willmott recognised as Top Tier Firm in Legal 500 2021

Clarke Willmott has been recognised as a Top Tier firm in the latest Legal 500 guide which ranks the UK’s top lawyers and organisations. Clarke Willmott received prestigious Top Tier rankings for nine of its specialist practice areas, up one from last year’s results. Top Tier areas for the firm...

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Wealth, Health and Inheritance Briefing – Autumn 2020

After a pause since our March issue I am very pleased to welcome you to this issue of the Wealth, Health and Inheritance Briefing. I hope that you are all well. We have continued to be busy during the pandemic during which clients’ thoughts have frequently turned to making or...

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