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Don’t make promises you won’t keep…

It was “as plain as a pikestaff” that a contract had been entered into Imagine Mr Hughes’s elation! He thought he had just secured the car of his dreams, a limited edition of the 911 GT3 RS4 model – the last four litre 911 that Porsche was to produce. Knowing...

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BFA Technical Bulletin

Re-statement on what’s a fair franchise renewal fee The British Franchise Association (bfa) has issued a re-statement on what it considers to be a fair renewal fee to renew a franchise agreement. The bfa has said “[f]rom time to time the bfa is presented with cases where the franchise agreement...

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Waterways – Helping you to navigate the choppy waters

Issues relating to waterways can be complex.  We have significant recent relevant experience in supporting, assisting and advising riparian owners, local authorities and navigation authorities on a variety of river based issues in relation to both non-tidal and tidal rivers. We can use our expertise to assist you with the...

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Losers lose more when ADR is ignored

A number of recent decisions have left us with no doubt that the courts are serious when it comes to encouraging mediation. Most of the judgments on this issue to date have concerned penalties imposed on the successful party. But what about the party who refuses mediation who then loses...

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Meeting the standard

Considering the Private Rented Sector Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard Regulations (Non-Domestic) (MEES) The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 (“the Regulations”) come into force during the course of 2016 with the aim of assisting the Government achieve the UK’s legislative targets to reduce carbon levels by...

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Clarke Willmott’s Corporate Deals 2015

Deal Highlights 2015 Clarke Willmott LLP’s Corporate team acted on more than 50 transactions during 2015. Highlights from the year include: Extra MSA Group Private placement of secured 10 yr bonds Deal value: £220m January 2015 Other advisors: Clifford Chance, DWF, Carey Olson Shareholders of Prysm Professional Limited Sale of...

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