Public Sector urged to get up to date with GPA and EU Trade & Co-Operation Agreement  

Alison Walton, Head of Public Procurement, reviews the latest procurement policy note (PPN 02/21) from the Cabinet Office which has urged all public sector bodies to familiarise themselves with new procurement provisions in international agreements. 

New case shows landlords must tread carefully in forfeiting a lease

Does a landlord’s demand of accrued rent payment, after knowledge of a breach of a term, amount to waiver of forfeiture? Katie Allen from our Real Estate Dispute Resolution team explores.

Tenant trumps landlord on technicality in court

Real estate litigator Sarah Barratt reviews the outcome of a recent and particularly perplexing property dispute, with some important insight for corporate landlords to consider.

Radical changes to public tendering ahead?

Alison Walton, Partner and Head of Public Procurement at Muckle LLP, explains the new Government proposals to reform public procurement law, but will they really make life easier for businesses bidding for public sector work?

Landmark victory for UK businesses – can you now claim for business interruption?

Following a Supreme Court ruling, thousands of businesses impacted by COVID-19 could now be eligible to claim on their business interruption insurance.

European Union trade mark changes coming soon

If you or your business hold a European Union trade mark (EUTM), there’s a change in procedure that you should know about.
The transition period …

Nominate an organisation for us to help this Christmas

We’d like to give 12 local charitable organisations access to one of our experienced employment lawyers for up to one day of pro bono support. Do you know a charity we could help?

Pursuing contractual claims in the COVID-19 climate

How does the new Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act impact the construction industry and what can suppliers do when dealing with potentially insolvent businesses?

Courts and COVID-19 – case review

The courts say COVID-19 should not hold back progress and technology should be used to deliver remote hearings. But how is this working out in practice?

What is meant by ‘Design Life’?

It often appears in construction contracts, but interpreting what ‘design life’ practically means can be tricky. Our construction lawyers use a recent case to help clear things up.