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Kennedys has promoted ten lawyers to its partnership. Four of those promoted are based in the UK, with six in the US. Kennedys’ worldwide partner count is now 280.
Further to our earlier article on the impact of drones on the real estate sector, we consider the red tape surrounded by the use of drones and the wider implications on operators and pilots.
We highlight the impacts of Japanese knotweed to buyers, sellers and lenders in UK property transactions arising from the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee's 2019 report. We also consider the latest findings released by Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) in September 2020 on the international approaches to Japanese knotweed.
Kennedys has relocated its Manchester team to new premises in the city following further expansion in the team. Kennedys opened in Manchester in October 2008 with a team of 12 and in October 2016 the team moved to larger premises in The Tootal buildings.
The government announced on 10 March 2021 that the ban on the use of forfeiture is to be extended for a period of three months to 30 June 2021. Legislation is also being laid to extend the current ban on the use of the Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery procedure to 30 June 2021.
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.