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How will HS2 affect your farm?

Many farmers with land inside the safeguarded area of HS2 may not have noticed a great deal of activity over the past 12 months but HS2 Limited has been quietly getting on with progressing the route in spite of a number of very public difficulties.

Persons with significant control and how to identify them

On 6 April 2016 Part 21A and Schedule 1A to the Companies Act 2006 (“CA 2006”) came into force. Every company and LLP falling within the scope of those sections is now required to keep a register of people with significant control (“PSC”) over that company, known as a PSC register. As this requirement applies to all UK companies and LLPs (with limited exceptions), and due to the penalties that could be issued for non-compliance, it is important for officers to be aware of their obligations.

Commercial disputes: shorter trials scheme

Should the courts work faster? Reaching trial sooner may be more of an advantage to the Claimant, if the Defendant is happier dragging a claim out to put off the evil day, but the courts are nonetheless trying to provide ways to get there more quickly and at less cost. The Courts in London have been piloting a Shorter Trials Scheme (STS). “Shorter” here means coming to trial no later than 10 months after issue of the claim.
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