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UK IPO extends deadlines due to COVID-19

“Interrupted Days” The UK IPO has reviewed its decision in relation to “interrupted days” and has declared that its “interrupted days” period will end on 29 July 2020. Therefore, the first non-interrupted day will commence on 30 July 2020 and all normal operations will resume. The UK IPO has stated...

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Social Housing Case Bulletin June 2020

Welcome to the June issue of our case law update Our social housing team are delighted to share the cases from March and April 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...

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Free online hub helps Agri-businesses keep legal affairs in order

Our firm provides a full complement of legal services to farming families and businesses, has launched a free online tool to help farm owners and individuals prioritise and stay on top of their legal affairs. The Agri-Business healthcheck tool covers topics such as contract farming arrangements, rights of way, occupiers...

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Ending the blame game

The future of divorce law The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill received an MP backing of 231:16. Hailed as the “no fault” divorce Bill, this proposed legislation will overhaul the 50 year old system which forces one spouse to blame the other for the breakdown of a marriage in order...

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Will COVID-19 be the NetZero game changer or false dawn?

Dale Edwards, Strategic Consultant – Green Energy, shares his thoughts on the potential failure to act on the climatic opportunity that COVID-19 has given. Recently I read an article, which commented that after the 2008 financial crisis, greenhouse emissions initially dropped. However, by 2010 they exceeded 2008 levels and have...

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Disruptive Asset Finance – COVID-19 edition

Welcome to the COVID-19 edition of Disruptive Asset Finance COVID-19 has shaken the world and thrown monumental challenges to every industry. This is an unprecedented time on both our business and social lives and there can be no doubt that its impact will be long lasting. No doubt many lenders...

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The impact of coronavirus on share valuations in unfair prejudice petitions

Under s.994 of the Companies Act 2006 (“s.994”), a minority shareholder can bring a petition against the majority shareholders where the majority shareholders have engaged in conduct that is unfairly prejudicial on the interests of the minority shareholder or shareholders. Under s.996 of the Companies Act 2006 (“s.996”), the court...

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Who will look after my children?

We have all considered what would happen to our children in the event of our death. The simple answer is they will stay with the other parent. However what happens if your former partner does not see the children or is considered a risk. If your children are under the...

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Somerset Passenger Solutions in partnership with Clarke Willmott

“The project and journey for all … has involved a lot of dedication, perseverance and belief.” Somerset Passenger Solutions (SPS) was formed because of the vision of Jonathan Jones-Pratt. Nearly 10 years ago in 2011, Jon through his company Crosville Motor Services based in Weston Super-Mare first engaged with EDF...

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Tips when buying agricultural property or equestrian property

Whether you are looking to buy a two-acre pony paddock or a 200 acre dairy farm, it is vitally important that equestrian specific and agricultural specific factors are considered. Factors to bear in mind are: Agri-environment schemes – these could affect your proposed use of the land and need to...

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