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Chancellor Rishi Sunak MP delivered his second budget yesterday which predominantly focused on maintaining, extending and creating new COVID-19 measures. This budget was a response to the pandemic first and foremost and, on that front, it more than delivered. Here, our commercial experts provide an overview of what the measures mean to businesses in a number of critical areas.
The use of drones (UAV’s -Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) has rocketed both commercially and non-commercially and is predicted to grow due to technological advancements which makes them ever more affordable, easier to use and increasingly sophisticated. Here, we look at the impacts drones are having in the real estate market.
A summary of recent developments, including a brief overview of supply chain management issues in light of the government consultation into transparency in supply chains response, the rise in personal guarantees being called upon in the current economic climate, the impact of the current introduction of joint liability notices by the HMRC on directors and shareholders and the recent judicial review decision impacting the changes to the Use Classes Order and permitted development rights.
On the 17 November 2020 Lord Justice Lewis and Mr Justice Holgate handed down their judgment to the claim brought by the Rights Community Action Group that questioned the legality of the new planning reforms introduced in September 2020.
Kennedys has been appointed to the panel of Recognise Bank, a new SME-focused UK bank operating in London, the Midlands, Manchester and Leeds.
As a tenant, if you were to review your lease obligations during a time when the country and the world was functioning as normal you may have limited concerns over complying with those obligations.
We are pleased to announce that the publication of the 2021 edition of The Legal 500 UK has seen us ranked as a ‘top-tier firm’ in nine practice areas.
Kennedys has hired Amanda Hanmore as its new UK Head of Real Estate and Construction, as it targets further growth in this sector. Amanda is joining Kennedys from Trowers & Hamlins, where she headed the Birmingham real estate department.
Judicial review of the changes to the Use Classes Order and permitted development rights set for 14-15 October 2020
The recent changes to the Use Classes Order 1987 and Permitted Development rights regime covered in our previous article, although now in force, have been met with a legal challenge by the Rights: Community: Action group (RCA).
Our previous articles detailed the government measures brought in to assist tenants affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, including the publishing of a code of practice for commercial property relationships (The Code).