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What was there in the Queen's Speech for real estate?

13 May 2021
The background briefing notes to the Queen's Speech 2021 were published yesterday as a policy paper and provide more details of the government's legislative programme. It's fair to say that there's quite a lot for the real estate sector to engage with but equally a number of elements need further input.
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Carbon capture, utilisation and storage: Government plans gather pace

12 May 2021
In May 2021, the UK government issued a range of updates on its development of the UK carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) regime. With some tweaks to the previously-announced process, the government is pushing on with its selection of those industrial clusters that are the best prepared for CCUS networks in pursuit of its ambition to get at least two such clusters up and running by the mid-2020s.
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Case outcome relevant to SIPP providers, PI Insurers, FOS, PO and unregulated introducers - leave to appeal lodged at the Supreme Court

12 May 2021
In the past 15 years, SIPPs have become a more mainstream way for individuals to manage their own pension funds. The increase in SIPPs comes with an increase in claims made by consumers, including complaints made to the Financial Ombudsman (FOS) and Pensions Ombudsman (PO). This case will be of interest to SIPP providers, their professional indemnity insurers, the FOS and PO as it erodes some of the comfort provided in the previous High Court judgment about the nature and scope of duties owed by a SIPP provider.
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CVAs still in fashion as New Look successfully defends challenge

12 May 2021
In the hotly anticipated judgment of Mr Justice Zacaroli in the case of Lazari Properties 2 Limited and Ors and New Look Retailers Limited ("New Look") [2021] EWHC 1209 (Ch) New Look has successfully defended a challenge to its CVA on the grounds of jurisdiction, material irregularity and unfair prejudice. The judgment confirms once again that differential treatment of creditors does not on its own establish unfair prejudice but that it will be a matter for determination based on all the circumstances of the case.
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The evolution of charity law – The Charities Bill

11 May 2021
The Queen has confirmed today that long-awaited changes to charity law aimed at reducing unnecessary red tape will be brought forward in this parliament in the form of the Charities Bill. The Charities Bill will address the recommendations from the Law Commission which have been accepted by the government. Here are the reforms that we anticipate will have the most impact on the sector.
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Property owners post-COVID: all you need to know on residential development

11 May 2021
On Thursday 29 April our webinar series property owners post-COVID focused on residential development. Our panel comprised Alexander Dickinson, Partner, Womble Bond Dickinson as chair, Robert Drewett, Senior Counsel, Womble Bond Dickinson, Charlotte Pink, Principal, John Alison Land & Research, Nicholas Smail, Partner, Hazlewoods and Lucy Lockhart, Land and Planning Director for the Bristol Region, Taylor Wimpey UK Limited.