Are ‘Turnover Rent’ Leases The Future For The Retail Sector?

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected the United Kingdom in unprecedented ways, and the retail sector is no exception. It is not surprising, therefore, that the landlord-tenant relationship and various lease...


Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery (CRAR) – Further Extension To Restrictions On Commercial Landlords Recovering Rent From Tenants

On Thursday, 25th March 2021, the Taking Control of Goods (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021 (SI 2021/300) (Regulations) come into effect which, along with many other measures, will provide a further...


The Children’s Code – Everything You Need To Know

There is a statutory code of practice under the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018) known as the Age Appropriate Design Code, informally known as the Children’s Code. What is...


IR35 Provisions – Changes To The Off-Payroll Working Rules In The Private Sector

The IR35 reforms for the private sector will come into force in April 2021. Below, we have outlined what the reforms to the off-payroll working rules mean if you are...


Housebuilders Told To Remove Unfair Ground Rent Terms From Leasehold Agreements

Following an investigation, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has told UK housebuilders, Countryside and Taylor Wimpey, to alter terms in their leasehold agreements or risk facing legal proceedings. The terms...


Supreme Court Hears Two Landmark Cases On National Minimum Wage & Sleeping On-Call Workers

The Supreme Court has handed down its judgment this morning in the high profile cases of Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake and Shannon v Rampersad, ruling that sleeping on-call care...


The Court’s Approach On Religious Charitable Disputes

There are many UK charities which are based around religion, a number of which being related to the parish of churches. The case of Trustees of the Celestial Church of...


Costs In Defamation Cases

Gilham v MGN Ltd & Anor [2021] EWHC 513 (QB) (09 February 2021) Background The Claimant (Mr Gilham) was a teacher with over 40 years’ experience. In 2017, an incident...


“No Jab, No Job” – Can I Make It Compulsory For My Employees To Take Up The Vaccine?

The Chartered Management Institute has conducted a poll of 1,050 UK managers and 58% were in support of employers making Covid-19 vaccines compulsory for employees and 43% thought that access...


Shielding Guidance For Those Classed As Clinically Extremely Vulnerable To Stop From April

Around 3.8 million extremely clinically vulnerable people in England have been advised that, as from next month, they will no longer need to shield and can return to the workplace,...


Independent Review Into Child Sexual Abuse In Football 1970-2005

In 2016, Andy Woodward gave an interview with a sports journalist during which he talked about the horrific abuse he suffered from the age of 11 by one of his...


How Must A Service Charge Be Calculated & Can A Sinking Fund Be Maintained?

The above questions are one which have been asked by tenants for many years, but are now being asked by home-owners on estates where there are shared private facilities such...