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30/11/2021
CMS cli­ent Clara-Pen­sions re­ceives TPR ap­prov­al to start trans­act­ing as...
Clara-Pen­sions, the mem­ber-first con­sol­id­at­or for defined be­ne­fit pen­sion schemes, has today an­nounced its con­firm­a­tion as the first to suc­cess­fully com­plete The Pen­sions Reg­u­lat­or’s (TPR) as­sess­ment...
30/11/2021
Call for evid­ence on new Com­mer­cial Rent (Coronavir­us) Bill: act quickly!
The Gov­ern­ment has launched a call for evid­ence on the new Com­mer­cial Rent (Coronavir­us) Bill. The Bill (to­geth­er with the ac­com­pa­ny­ing new Code of Prac­tice) provides for a new ar­bit­ra­tion scheme to deal...
30/11/2021
The Fi­nal Ac­count Pro­ced­ure un­der the JCT Design and Build Con­tract
A re­cent TCC de­cision has con­sidered two sig­ni­fic­ant is­sues arising un­der the fi­nal ac­count pro­ced­ure of the JCT Design and Build Con­tract. First, wheth­er a No­tice of Com­ple­tion of Mak­ing Good is re­quired...
30/11/2021
En­vir­on­ment Bill be­comes law
On 9 Novem­ber 2021, the long-awaited En­vir­on­ment Bill (the “Bill”) fi­nally re­ceived roy­al as­sent, be­com­ing the En­vir­on­ment Act 2021 (the “Act”). The Act es­tab­lishes a leg­al frame­work for en­vir­on­ment...
29/11/2021
Re­cog­ni­tion and en­force­ment of for­eign judg­ments in Eng­land and Wales
1. Is there an ex­equatur pro­ced­ure? Un­der the Re­cast Brus­sels Reg­u­la­tion (Coun­cil Reg­u­la­tion (EU) 1215/2012) ("Re­cast Reg­u­la­tion"), EU judg­ments ob­tained in pro­ceed­ings com­menced on or after 10 Janu­ary...
26/11/2021
Leg­al term for pay­ments in the UK
1.  Are there any spe­cif­ic leg­al re­quire­ments in re­spect of pay­ment terms? Yes.  The Late Pay­ment of Com­mer­cial Debts (In­terest) Act 1998 (the “Act”), the Late Pay­ment of Com­mer­cial Debts Reg­u­la­tions...
26/11/2021
COV­ID-19 vac­cin­a­tion and test­ing in the United King­dom - em­ploy­ment law...
Vac­cin­a­tion 1. What op­tions does the em­ploy­er have to en­cour­age em­ploy­ees to be vac­cin­ated? Can the em­ploy­er provide a fin­an­cial in­cent­ive to em­ploy­ees?  In line with pub­lic health ad­vice, em­ploy­ers...
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26/11/2021
Ap­peal in be­ne­fits re­im­burse­ment de­cision: in for a penny, in for a......
The Sec­ret­ary of State has ap­pealed the High Court’s rul­ing in R (Aviva In­sur­ance Ltd and Swiss Re­in­sur­ance Co Ltd) v. Sec­ret­ary of State for Work and Pen­sions, a ju­di­cial re­view case, and the Court...
26/11/2021
Gov­ern­ment pro­poses changes to Elec­tron­ic Com­mu­nic­a­tions Code fol­low­ing...
The Gov­ern­ment pub­lished its re­sponse to the con­sulta­tion on changes to the Elec­tron­ic Com­mu­nic­a­tions Code on 24 Novem­ber 2021. It has pro­posed the fol­low­ing changes: A new duty for op­er­at­ors to...
26/11/2021
Qual­i­fy­ing as­set hold­ing com­pan­ies ("QAHCS") - An up­date on im­port­ant new...
As part of its drive to in­crease the at­tract­ive­ness of the UK as an as­set man­age­ment and in­vest­ment hub, the UK Gov­ern­ment has in­cluded in the Fin­ance Bill re­vised draft le­gis­la­tion for a gen­er­ous new...
25/11/2021
CMS ad­vises City­Fibre on ma­jor ex­pan­sion of Full Fibre part­ner­ship with...
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised City­Fibre, the UK’s largest in­de­pend­ent Full Fibre plat­form, on a ma­jor ex­pan­sion of its stra­tegic part­ner­ship with Voda­fone. The deal es­tab­lishes Voda­fone as...
25/11/2021
Nex­t­Gen part­ners with CMS
Nex­t­Gen, the in­dustry body giv­ing fresh ideas a voice and show­cas­ing new tal­ent in pen­sions, an­nounces its stra­tegic part­ner­ship with in­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS. They will be provid­ing mu­tu­al sup­port...