All Feature articles – Page 9

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    Commonhold – again

    2023-03-09T09:10:00Z

    Commonhold ownership as an alternative to the leasehold model has been in existence in the UK since the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002 and the government has plans to revive it. Zia Akhtar looks at the detail

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    Planning ahead

    2023-03-09T08:38:00Z

    In the White Paper ‘Planning for the Future’ 2020 the government proposed a raft of planning changes, most of which were scrapped. Anna Russell-Knee takes a look at the changes that are coming in its place

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    Safe as houses

    2023-03-08T14:00:00Z

    Phil Parkinson and Hannah Cullen look at some of the key elements of the Building Safety Act 2022 and highlight what can be expected in terms of implementation in the coming year

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    Getting your house in order

    2023-03-08T12:29:00Z

    Joanne Young looks at the state and condition of private rented residential property in England and Wales in light of probable reform

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    Clear resolution

    2023-03-02T12:25:00Z

    The Private Client Solicitors Section committee has great plans for the year ahead

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    Digital developments

    2023-03-02T12:14:00Z

    Stuart Adams rounds up the latest news and developments from the fast-changing world of digital assets

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    The impact of Re ACC

    2023-03-02T11:53:00Z

    Holly Chantler looks at the impact of Re ACC and provides examples of what it means in practical situations

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    Cross purposes

    2023-03-02T11:37:00Z

    Alvaro Aznar Azcarate and Léa Maynard explain what you need to consider when dealing with cross-border estates 

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    Back to Basics: Trusts buying properties

    2023-03-02T11:09:00Z

    Katy Withers and Erin Abul examine the growing trend of trusts acquiring property, and the advantages and disadvantages that this brings

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    Support workers

    2023-03-02T10:44:00Z

    The ageing UK population is increasingly likely to be vulnerable. David Mulholland discusses why legal and financial advisers should work together to offer accessible services 

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    Family matters

    2023-03-02T09:13:00Z

    Professor Lesley King looks at recent cases involving the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 and identifies common threads for non-contentious practitioners

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    All things equity

    2023-03-02T08:53:00Z

    Abigail Banks examines the pros and cons of lifetime mortgages as a method of equity release

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    Mexican wave

    2023-03-02T08:21:00Z

    Abel Francisco Mejía-Cosenza summarises key points of Mexican private client law 

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    No picnic in the park

    2023-03-01T11:01:00Z

    Ryan Taylor looks at Hudson v Hathway and the question of whether detrimental reliance is necessary in a claim asserting a common intention constructive trust

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    Misconduct matters

    2023-03-01T10:54:00Z

    As the SRA takes an increasingly tough line on sexual misconduct in the profession, Andrew Katzen sets out what law firms should know about the regulator’s investigatory process

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    Time’s up - workplace culture

    2023-02-23T15:10:00Z

    Jonathon Bray looks at proposals that law firms with toxic workplace cultures may face disciplinary action in the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal

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    Hybrid working – 5 ways to reduce your cyber risk

    2023-02-08T11:16:00Z

    In their recent Risk Outlook the SRA highlighted the key cyber threats that law firms should be aware of, including the increased vulnerabilities that arise with the adoption of hybrid working. James Doswell and Sharon Glynn of Travelers outline five ways to reduce your risk.

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    Legal Ombudsman Scheme Rules – the changes

    2023-02-01T11:09:00Z

    New changes to the Legal Ombudsman (LeO) Scheme Rules – the most significant since the organisation opened – come into effect on 1 April 2023. Paul Wightman outlines what to expect

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    Support systems

    2023-01-31T14:26:00Z

    Tracey Calvert and Paul Bennett consider the obligations of firms with regard to the conduct and behaviour of their support staff

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    Risk outlook

    2023-01-31T14:26:00Z

    Michelle Garlick outlines what’s on the regulatory horizon and sets out what law firms and their employees can expect in the coming year