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From thought leadership pieces to basic training resources, our lawyers regularly produce leaflets, briefings, newsletters and brochures. Our aim is to help keep our clients ahead of the curve.

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LGPS Deferred Debt Agreements: What will they mean for participating employers?
Following a consultation undertaken during May – July 2019, the Government announced in August 2020 that it was going to legislate for so-called Deferred Debt Agreements (DDAs) to be lawfully concluded between an LGPS Fund and an admitted employer.
Lessons learnt from lockdown – time to put them into practice?
Despite a number of restraints, working life appears to be getting back to “new normal”. For company secretaries and in house lawyers, it is, at last, an opportunity to look back, reflect and then put lessons learnt, since March, into practice.
Number of homes selling within a week of being placed on the market is at its highest level for ten years
According to a study by Rightmove, the number of homes selling within a week of being placed on the market is at its highest level for ten years.
It’s all change (again): possession claims and new notice periods
There are new regulations that suspend and amend Schedule 29 of the Coronavirus Act 2020. All new possession notices will now have to comply with the extended notice periods.
Planning for the Future: The New White Paper
In our new article, we the key principles of the proposed new planning system and consider whether they are a threat or an opportunity for affordable housing providers.
Changes to the Planning Regime and Use Classes
In our new article, we provide an overview of the proposed new system, as well as an outline of the updated Use Classes Order and its impacts for landlords and developers.
Update: Building Safety Fund – Social Housing Providers
The Government has now published further guidance to social housing providers on the claims process they will need to follow in order to gain access to part of the £1 billion remediation fund for non-ACM cladding.
Relaxing planning laws: Build, build, build…
By radically relaxing planning laws, the government hopes to kick start the building of thousands of new homes and create new jobs in the construction sector to help soften the economic impact of COVID-19.
The Draft Building Safety Bill
In this briefing note, we provide a brief overview of the new Building Safety Bill.
It’s all change: the new Practice Direction 55C and MHCLG Guidance Update
Due to come into force on 23 August 2020, the Civil Procedure (Amendment No.4) (Coronavirus) Rules 2020 (SI.No.751/2020) propose an amendment to Part 55 of the Civil Procedure Rules 1998.
Gas Safety Certificates and Section 21 – Trecarrell House Ltd v Rouncefield [2020] EWCA Civ 760
The Court of Appeal handed down judgment on whether a landlord’s failure to provide a gas safety certificate (prior to a tenant’s occupation) prevents a landlord later relying on a Section 21 notice.
The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill: steps company secretaries should take
Company secretaries servicing organisations in both the private and voluntary sector will have breathed a collective sigh of relief that the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill is making rapid progress through the chambers of Parliament.