Relieved renters to enjoy six months’ notice period

In March, at the onset of lockdown, the government introduced legislation to stay eviction proceedings against tenants due to the coronavirus pandemic. As the full financial impact of the outbreak became clearer, the moratorium was extended until 23 August, followed by a further extension until 20 September – meaning that eviction proceedings will have been […]

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Insurance judgment gives SMEs hope over COVID business interruption

Running any business involves a plethora of risks that can threaten its profitability, liquidity or very survival.  Wise SME owners take steps to mitigate those risks by putting in place appropriate insurance cover. Such policies, some compulsory and others optional, may include employers’ and public liability, key person, professional indemnity and business interruption. BI cover […]

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Overhaul of sentencing laws for violent criminals

The government have today announced new changes to the Criminal Justice System in England and Wales. The changes announced are the biggest reforms to sentencing we have seen in almost twenty years. Sexual and violent offenders will now serve at least two thirds of their jail term in comparison to the half they previously served. […]

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Cambridge goes Dutch with new roundabout

Back in May, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced a ‘once in a generation’ plan to boost cycling and walking post-lockdown. The £2bn plan, entitled Gear Change: A bold vision for cycling and walking, aims to provide a raft of new transport infrastructure to cater for what is hoped to be a vastly increased number of […]

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Judicial review – a need for reform?

On 31 July 2020, the government launched a review of the judicial review process, to be conducted by an independent panel of experts. Led by Lord Edward Faulks QC and consisting of a range of legal practitioners and academics, the panel will examine “whether the right balance is being struck between the rights of citizens […]

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