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    Inner resources

    2020-12-08T00:00:00Z

    The pandemic has put a strain on everyone’s mental health and wellbeing, exacerbated for property lawyers by the stamp duty land tax holiday. Kim Tasso looks at the role of resilience in overcoming difficulties, and how you can improve your resilience

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    Head to head

    2020-12-08T00:00:00Z

    Nikki Bensoor looks at how heads of terms are changing in the pandemic, and how the government’s Code for leasing business premises could support commercial lease negotiations

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    More haste…

    2020-12-08T00:00:00Z

    As the pace of house sales quickens to take advantage of the stamp duty land tax holiday, Noel Hunter discusses how the Consumer Code for Home Builders can help buyers of new homes, and outlines what solicitors need to know

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    Market forces

    2020-12-08T00:00:00Z

    Lucian Cook provides a personal view on the state of the property market in 2020, and what to expect in 2021

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    Unplanned events

    2020-12-08T00:00:00Z

    The government’s new planning white paper proposes significant changes to a planning system already changed by the pandemic. Anna Russell-Knee provides a personal perspective on the current planning system and the proposals

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    Market economics

    2020-12-08T00:00:00Z

    The ‘common renewal period’ for professional indemnity insurance ended on 1 October. Martin MacHale looks back at a particularly challenging period, and ahead to what to expect in the market next year

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    Racial diversity

    2020-12-08T00:00:00Z

    Francine Blanc looks at the problem of racism and a lack of diversity in the legal sector, including property law, and offers some ideas for what firms can do to improve racial diversity

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    Stamp of approval

    2020-12-08T00:00:00Z

    In light of the current stamp duty land tax holiday, Caitlin Padmore offers some tips on working with clients to make sure they understand the tax and keep you updated if their situation changes

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    Plan ahead

    2020-12-08T00:00:00Z

    In the final article in his series on the property development process, Gavin Le Chat looks at the planning process

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    Service out of jurisdiction post-Brexit: a helpful change to court rules

    2020-12-04T16:38:00Z

    Maura McIntosh looks at a significant change to the rules on when claimants need to seek court permission to serve proceedings out of jurisdiction after 31 December 2020.

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    Over-engineering court reforms: the unwelcomed art of not keeping it simple

    2020-12-04T15:58:00Z

    James Perry offers a personal perspective on the court reforms and how they risk complicating litigation further, instead of simplifying the system.

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    Unexplained wealth orders - where are we now?

    2020-12-02T13:44:00Z

    Rebecca Atkinson looks at some recent cases where the UWOs have been used with a mixed degree of success.

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    Library FAQ: Hadkinson or “unless” orders

    2020-12-02T12:38:00Z

    The Law Society’s Library team explains where to find commentary sources and precedents for Hadkinson or “unless” orders.

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    Disclosure pilot: what have we learnt?

    2020-12-02T09:09:00Z

    Genevieve Cripps looks at challenges within the disclosure pilot scheme (DPS) and considers recent court decisions to help you interpret and apply the rules.

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    Price and service transparency - revisited

    2020-11-26T09:52:00Z

    In May 2020 the SRA commissioned an evaluation of their Transparency Rules. Janet Noble looks at how the findings can benefit firms.

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    Will COVID-19 lead to a rise in air pollution litigation?

    2020-11-25T17:08:00Z

    Research has linked air pollution to the severity of coronavirus cases. Rosa Winter and Isabella Dennis, from Friends of the Earth, review what we know so far and consider the impact this could have on public litigation.

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    What’s outstanding on your DAC6 action list? The deadlines are nigh!

    2020-11-25T14:59:00Z

    Carol Katz explains the DAC6 regulations and how to comply with them. 

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    How software can support your firm in lockdown and the ‘new normal’

    2020-11-23T14:21:00Z

    Deborah Witkiss, of Law Society strategic partner Insight Legal , looks at the software options – from the cloud to workflow solutions – which can help your firm survive and thrive

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    Preparing for submissions season

    2020-11-18T16:47:00Z

    Love them or loathe them, the legal directories are here to stay. Victoria Moffat explains how law firms should go about preparing for submission season

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    A new lease of life: residential leasehold and commonhold reform

    2020-11-17T12:31:00Z

    The Law Commission’s Professor Nick Hopkins, Oliver Hutchings and Penny Tridimas outline the commission’s proposals for reform of residential home ownership