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Compulsory Mediation for Litigators?

08 Apr 2021

The Civil Procedure Rules encourage would-be litigators and parties to litigation to consider alternative dispute resolution whether in pre-action conduct before litigation commences or at various points during the litigation process and the Courts can impose costs and other sanctions on parties who unreasonably refuse to do so.

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Stamp Duty Land Tax: warning about surcharge for ‘non-UK residents’

26 Mar 2021

From 1st April 2021, the Chancellor will be charging an additional surcharge of 2% on top of the stamp duty land tax payable on all purchases of residential property in England and Northern Ireland where buyers are non-UK resident but be warned that the legislation has been worded in such a way that UK tax residents might unwittingly be caught by it and become liable to pay the surcharge.

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Empty Commercial Premises: Some Issues for Landlords to Consider

17 Feb 2021

Driven by pandemic related factors, some commercial landlords are facing the unwelcome prospect of their commercial premises becoming empty, for example, as a result of tenants absconding, becoming insolvent, making the decision to surrender their leases, successfully exercising break clauses, not applying for new leases or withdrawing applications for new leases.

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Business Rates

11 Feb 2021

Commercial property landlords have much to consider in relation to what to do about tenants who are struggling to pay the rent. We have considered some relevant issues in recent blogs.

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