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Winding up petitions post 30 September 2021: what you need to know

21 Sep 2021
At the start of the coronavirus pandemic, temporary provisions were put in place under the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020. New temporary provisions being introduced by the UK government that are designed to provide continued support to viable businesses whilst allowing a return to the normal order of things as regards the winding up process (temporarily with carveouts).

London Array Wind Farm

07 Sep 2021
The London Array is one of the world’s leading offshore wind farms with 175 Siemens 3.6MW wind turbines with a combined capacity of 630MW. The development is a Round 2 offshore wind farm located 20 kilometres off the Kent coast in the outer Thames Estuary.

Historic England and English Heritage re-appoint WBD

07 Sep 2021
WBD was re-appointed for a period of three years to provide legal services to both Historic England and English Heritage. This includes advice on property, planning, commercial, procurement, intellectual property, employment, personal injury, construction, charity and judicial review matters.

MMC: time to set the standard

07 Sep 2021
Buyers of factory-built homes face a reduced choice of lenders and unfavourable conditions – which is why we urgently need an industrywide MMC standard, argues Ian Atkinson.
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An update on biodiversity net gain

18 Aug 2021
The Environment Bill, which is making its way through Parliament, includes a strengthening of the existing duty on public authorities to conserve biodiversity. Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) describes the process by which new development may increase the levels of biodiversity present on a site, where biodiversity is the variety of plant and animal life in a particular habitat.
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Coronavirus rent arrears protection - new government update

05 Aug 2021
On 4 August 2021, the government updated their earlier statement in June 2021 which flagged new legislation to introduce binding arbitration in respect of COVID-related rent arrears. Whilst any clarification on the proposed ringfencing and rent arrears arbitration scheme is to be welcomed, there still remains very considerable doubt as to precisely how the scheme will work.
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Property owners post-COVID: what overseas investors in the UK property market should know

27 Jul 2021
During a recent instalment of our property owners post-COVID webinar series, our panellists explored overseas investment in the UK. In particular the conversation included the typical issues which arise for non-UK resident trustees, what lenders look for, when they may or may not be prepared to lend and what may impact pricing, and how to select investment opportunities, as well as the relevant UK tax issues to be aware when structuring deals and ownership.