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The Spring Statement 2023 – Budget for Growth?
Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, delivered this year’s Spring Budget after a cloud of disruptive events culminating in the collapse of the Silicon Valley Bank.
Case review 03-02-2023
Tate Modern and the law of nuisance: time to take a different point of view?
On 1 February 2023, the Supreme Court handed down its long-awaited decision in the case of Fearn and others v Board of Trustees of the Tate Gallery. It is already being described as one of the most influential judgments of recent years.
Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill: briefing note
The Levelling up and Regeneration Bill aims to reverse geographical disparities between different parts of the UK by spreading opportunity more equally.
Further changes ahead for the construction industry in NSW
In 2020, the NSW Government implemented significant reforms focused on creating clear lines of accountability for defective building work. The reforms include the introduction of a statutory duty of care owed by ‘persons’ who carry out ‘construction work’ to take reasonable care to avoid economic loss caused by defects (Statutory Duty).
Kennedys recognised as a leading law firm in Chambers UK 2023 solicitors guide
Top accolades awarded to the firm in the latest Chambers & Partners guide to leading law firms and lawyers across the country.
Kennedys secures top tier rankings in The Legal 500 UK 2023
Following the publication of The Legal 500 UK 2023, we are proud to announce that the firm has once again achieved impressive rankings and recognition within the latest guide to leading law firms and lawyers.
Digital twin technology: the opportunities and risks of digital twins in construction and real estate
In this article, we look at the opportunities of digital twin technology for the construction and real estate industries, as well as potential risk factors.
Cost of living crisis
In July 2022, the annual rate of UK inflation (10.1%) was the highest it has been since 1982, affecting the affordability of goods and services. The high rates of inflation are predominantly due to supply chain disruptions and consumer demand, and the substantial increases in energy prices.
The Register of Overseas Entities - important updates
In June 2022, we reported on the introduction of the Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022, which has now come into force as of 1 August 2022. Further guidance has now been released in respect of the Act’s main feature which is to introduce the Register of Overseas Entities at Companies House.
Whose fault is it anyway? Could this really be the end of Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988?
The UK Government has announced plans to repeal Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 and bring about the end of so called ‘no fault’ evictions, as part of sweeping reforms to the residential letting market in the UK. In this article, we answer some of the key questions about Section 21 of the Act.