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If you make decisions on paying death in service benefits…

18 Jul 2019
You will probably have noticed a decision yesterday on mainstream news services about the unmarried partner of an RAF Air Commodore winning the right to a potential survivor's benefit - even though she was still married to her former husband at the time of her partner's death.

The Telecoms Code: a genuine intention to redevelop?

12 Jul 2019
There has been a steady stream of new Telecoms Code cases coming out of the First Tier Tribunal. The latest considers how the genuineness of a site provider's intention is to be assessed when the site provider seeks to prevent an operator accessing land on the ground of the site provider's intended redevelopment.

WBD advising NHS Property Services on Supreme Court village green case

11 Jul 2019
Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) is advising NHS Property Services Limited on a village green case to be heard in the Supreme Court next week (15 and 16 July). The outcome of this case could have wide implications for land held for statutory purposes. It concerns an area of land at Leach Grove Wood in Leatherhead, which neighbours an NHS hospital and is owned by NHS Property Services.

Brexit: Incoterms® 2020 and contract reviews

09 Jul 2019
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) will release Incoterms® 2020 in early September 2019, with the new rules coming into effect on 1 January 2020. It will be possible to continue to use the 2010 version of Incoterms® in commercial contracts after the new version comes into effect, but only if clearly specified.