Savills and JLL have been working closely with Treasury on the aspects of the new housing bill which will give some comfort to funders. Some of these changes align the administration rules for an RP more closely with insolvency rules and others relate to the mortgagee exemption clause.
As the excitement and pressure builds toward the staging of the 2016 Olympics, sports governing bodies must ensure that their selection decisions can withstand scrutiny if they are challenged.
Ahead of Rio 2016, we review the dilemma faced by many sports governing bodies forced to choose between several top athletes when selecting their team for the Olympics.
From 15 February 2016, the European Commission’s Online Dispute Resolution platform (the “Platform”) will go live. The launch is part of the European Commission’s wider aims of making it easier for consumers to buy goods from any business located in one of the 28 member states of the EU.
Private landlord’s will now risk a fine of up to £3,000 if they fail to check a potential tenant’s “Right to Rent” before they agree to let their property. The Right to Rent checks, introduced as part of the Immigration Act 2014, form part of the government’s efforts to curb illegal immigration.
A recent appeal case has held that there is no continuing duty on professional advisors to correct previous acts of negligence. Where a professional fails to correct previous mistakes, this does not give rise to a fresh cause of action every day after the mistake has been made.
On 20 January 2016, Mr Justice Arnold of the High Court held two distinctive shapes (Nestlé’s KitKat chocolate bar and the London taxi) were incapable of registration as trade marks. Before turning to Mr Justice Arnold’s decisions, summarised below are the general requirements a mark (including shapes) must meet in order to be registered as a trade mark, as well as relevant exclusions.
Many couples prefer to reach an agreement about financial matters arising out of their separation without involving the Court at all. The way this can be achieved is for the parties to sign a written agreement, which is more informal and records the terms of the separation.
Whilst many businesses in the UK are still coming to grips with the changes imposed by the Consumer Rights Act 2015 (“CRA”), the European Commission is pushing ahead with two new directives which threaten to further complicate the seemingly ever-shifting landscape of consumer law.
In January 2016, Lord Justice Briggs published an interim report on Civil Courts Structure Review. One of the priorities identified in the interim report is the “Online Court” (“OC”).