All Feature articles – Page 15

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    No provisions offered for estranged widow despite will and long marriage

    2022-09-29T08:31:00Z

    Roman Kubiak, partner and head of contested wills, trusts and estates at Hugh James, and Meg Edwards, trainee solicitor, discuss the recent decision in Ramus v Holt & Ors, where the High Court dismissed a wife’s claim for financial provision from her husband’s estate despite their long marriage. 

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    Book review — The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (2nd)

    2022-09-27T12:56:00Z

    Robert Forman, Senior Consultant at Murdochs Professional Discipline Solicitors, reviews the latest edition of The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal: Law & Practice (2nd) by Nigel West and Susanna Heley

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    Mandatory rental auctions

    2022-09-14T08:40:00Z

    In a significant shakeup to the high street, the government is proposing mandatory rental auctions. Michael Duncan considers the proposals and outlines how they might work in practice

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    Climate duty of care?

    2022-09-14T08:33:00Z

    With climate change threatening millions of UK properties, the debate about whether or not lawyers have a duty of care for clients has come increasingly under the microscope

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    Getting ahead of MEES

    2022-09-13T16:54:00Z

       

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    The climate challenge

    2022-09-13T16:26:00Z

    Soaring energy prices and the record temperatures recorded in Europe this summer have thrown the climate change crisis and the need to take action into stark relief. Lucy Trevelyan considers what this might mean for property professionals

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    Car-free?

    2022-09-13T16:20:00Z

    Ben Garbett explores current legal issues surrounding the control of vehicular parking rights in the planning system, or what is commonly referred to as ‘car-free development’

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    Registering interest

    2022-09-13T16:08:00Z

    As part of a wider package of measures in the fast-tracked Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022, a Register of Overseas Entities has been set up at Companies House for beneficial owners of overseas entities that own UK property. Warren Gordon looks at how it will impact on real ...

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    Key to success

    2022-09-13T16:01:00Z

    David Hunter discusses how Bates Wells has incorporated environmental, social and governance principles into how it’s doing business

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    Biodiversity net gain

    2022-09-13T14:55:00Z

    Ben Stansfield outlines the key aspects of the new biodiversity net gain rules and describes the primary issues that will arise with the conservation covenant regime

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    Building safety levy

    2022-09-13T14:51:00Z

    Following the Building Safety Act getting royal assent it is likely that a building safety levy will be imposed. Rona Westgate outlines the scope and likely timetabling of the levy

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    Household efficiency

    2022-09-13T14:26:00Z

    Alexandra Holsgrove Jones looks at the rules around Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards and the impact they will have in the domestic and non-domestic lettings sector

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    Sustainable housing

    2022-09-13T14:10:00Z

    The need to operate and deliver homes in a more sustainable way is universal, and more pressing than ever. Dan Leather considers what the future of sustainable housing looks like.

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    Flexible working: making it work for law firms

    2022-09-12T09:21:00Z

    Sharon Glynn reflects on how the pandemic has changed workplace culture.

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    Power play

    2022-09-09T08:33:00Z

    The recent Court of Protection decision in The Public Guardian’s Severance Applications [2017] EWCOP 10 has significant implications for both attorneys acting under lasting powers of attorney and for solicitors who draft them. David Rees KC explains

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    FAQs: Reporting AML breaches

    2022-08-16T13:27:00Z

    Our Practice Advice Service answers some commonly asked questions by Money Laundering Reporting Officers (MLROs)

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    Book review – Inheritance Act Claims: A  Practical Guide, 3rd edition

    2022-08-15T10:19:00Z

    Michael Culver, managing director at Culver Law, reviews a new release from the Law Society

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    Taking charge

    2022-08-15T09:34:00Z

    Fiona Heald and Sophie O’Connell give an overview of what you need to know if you come across enduring powers of attorney

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    Balance of power

    2022-08-12T14:45:00Z

    Following the Office of the Public Guardian consultation on reforming lasting powers of attorney, Lucy Bluck looks at what the proposed changes are, and the effect they will have

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    Ready to register?

    2022-08-12T14:39:00Z

    The introduction of a new requirement to register non-UK entities holding interests in UK land is imminent and wide reaching. Laura Harper explains how its impact might be felt by clients, and where to prepare ahead of time