Philip Ross

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

By Philip Ross

We are living in unprecedented times with a crisis affecting us in a way we have never before known. Our firm’s absolute priority is of course the health and wellbeing…

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Business continuity plans to be implemented in the event of closures or disruptions as result of COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

By Philip Ross

We would like to reassure clients that we have business continuity plans in place which we will implement if the guidance from the Government enforces any shutdowns or business closures…

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Cooking up a Storm:  Chaos across the globe!

By Philip Ross

Thomas Cook (founded in 1841) and being one of the oldest and well-known holiday brands has “ceased trading with immediate effect.” This note will examine the legal effect on both…

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Regulations in force to deal with client money protection scheme for property agents

By Philip Ross

The Client Money Protection Schemes for Property Agents (Approval and Designation of Schemes) Regulations 2018 (SI 751/2018) (CMPSPA Regulations 2018) came into force on 21 June 2018. This sought to…

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Commercial tenant’s declaratory relief claim against landlord non-justiciable (TCC)

By Philip Ross

In Office Depot International (UK) Ltd v UBC Asset Management (UK) Ltd and others [2018] EWHC 1494 (TCC), the Technology and Construction Court (TCC) struck out a commercial tenant’s (T’s)…

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Court rules that secure lender unreasonably withholds consent to disposal of property

By Philip Ross

In Crowther and another v Arbuthnot Latham & Co Ltd [2018] EWHC 504, the High Court determined that a secured lender had unreasonably withheld its consent to a disposal of…

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High court allows main contractor to claim for his loss, holding sub-contractor responsible for flooding

By Philip Ross

GB Building Solution Ltd v SFS Fire Services Ltd on 25 May 2017 saw the High Court allow the main contractor to claim for his loss, holding the sub-contractor responsible…

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Court of appeal identifies that buildings are “indefinitely variable in character and function”

By Philip Ross

Grosvenor (Mayfair) Estate v Merix International Ventures Ltd and another [2017] EWCA Civ 190, saw the Court of Appeal’s consideration over whether or not an unoccupied property that had been…

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Collapse of foundation for large pressure test facility kills four workers

By Philip Ross

The collapse of the steel structure of the foundation for a large Pressure test Facility at Claxton Engineering Services killed four workers. An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive…

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No guidelines detailing that income needs are determined by making a term order

By Philip Ross

On the 12 May 2017, Mostyn J dismissed a husband’s (H) appeal against a clean break order in the sum of £4.25 million after a short marriage lasting less than…

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Rise in interest rates sees more UK businesses unable to repay debts

By Philip Ross

According to new research by insolvency and restricting trade body R3, 79,000 UK businesses say that if interest rates increase by a small amount they will be unable to repay…

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Stamp duty land tax (SDLT) in Wales to be replaced by a Welsh land transaction tax (LTT)

By Philip Ross

The Land Transaction Tax and Anti-avoidance of Devolved Taxes (Wales) Bill, which will replace stamp duty land tax (SDLT) in Wales with a Welsh land transaction tax (LTT), received Royal…

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New mandatory conflicts of interest requirements for UK commercial property investments will take effect from 2018

By Philip Ross

New mandatory conflicts of interest requirements for UK commercial property investments will take effect from 1 January 2018 as introduced by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The requirements…

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