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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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Important Changes following the introduction of The Fire Safety Act
The Fire Safety Act received Royal Assent on 29 April 2021 and will shortly be on the statute books.
The Kids’ Company Case – Moving a Line in the Sand
In our new article, Partner and Head of Social Housing Andrew Cowan, and Consultants Andrew Crawford and Keith Jenkins, discuss the High Court judgment in the recent Kids Company case, and what it means for charity trustees.
RICS Guidance Note for the valuation of properties in multi-storey, multi-occupancy residential buildings with cladding
On 8 March 2021, RICS published its Guidance Note for the valuation of properties in multi-storey, multi-occupancy residential buildings with cladding, following a consultation process.
MHCLG commits an extra £3.5bn towards the Building Safety Fund for Non-ACM Buildings
The Building Safety Fund has been topped up by an additional £3.5bn with the Government making clear its view that no leaseholder in a building above 6 storeys or 18m (which is consistent with the current definition of Higher Risk Building in the Building Safety Bill) should have to pay for remedial work undertaken to unsafe cladding.
The New UK Immigration System – What do you need to know?
Amidst all the Covid-19 developments, the Brexit transition process came to an end on 31 December 2020.  A new immigration system now applies. 
Applications to the MHCLG’s new ‘Waking Watch Relief Fund’ are now open
The Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government’s Waking Watch Relief Fund (“the WWR”) has now opened for applications.
Flexible tenancies appear decidedly inflexible following recent Court of Appeal decision
On 27 January 2021 the Court of Appeal handed down their decision in the case of Croydon London Borough Council v Kalonga [2021] EWCA Civ 77.
RICS consultation process regarding Guidance Note on consistency in EWS1 requests
On 8 January 2021, RICS announced a consultation process in relation to a proposed Guidance Note for the valuation of properties in multi-storey, multi-occupancy residential buildings with cladding.
Business interruption insurance for Covid losses
On Friday 15 January 2021 the UK Supreme Court in the FCA Test Case gave the English Courts’ final ruling on whether certain types of insurance policy should pay out for Covid business losses.
Is This Goodbye To Ground Rents? – The Latest Government Update on Leasehold Reform
In our new article, we discuss the latest Government update on Leasehold Reform.
Government releases procurement reform Green Paper
On 15 December 2020 the Government published it long awaited Green Paper on proposed reform to the UK public procurement regime – “Transforming public procurement”.
Final Extension on the Protection from Eviction for Commercial Tenants
In our new article, we provide an overview of the final extension on the protection from eviction for commercial tenants.