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Blog archive: September, 2018

Leasehold reform

The Law Commission has launched a consultation into the leasehold enfranchisement of houses and flats. Amongst the proposals are a unified procedure for both flats and houses which currently operate under separate regimes for claiming the freehold.  The proposed reforms would also remove the requirement for leaseholders to own a property for a minimum of …

Leasehold reform

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How to leverage a position in the legal directories

This was the second webinar of a two-part series hosted by the International Bar Association (IBA) on how law firms can develop their brands and reputations through inclusion and recognition by the law firm directories, such as the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners. The webinar stood out as a truly global shared experience with …

How to leverage a position in the legal directories

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UK, EU and beyond – St Albans is going global

The latest blog from the Barriers to Growth research commissioned by the members of the City of Expertise, reported that 80% of the businesses in and around St Albans are planning to grow, either dramatically or moderately, over the next two years. And, undeterred by the complexities of the current economic and political climate, 54% plan …

UK, EU and beyond – St Albans is going global

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Post Grenfell – Lawyers must help identify cladding dangers

The catastrophic fire that led to the loss of many lives at Grenfell Tower has raised awareness of the dangers of building cladding. Buyers and tenants should, with the help of their lawyers, understand these dangers and know what to do if any cladding exists in the building they want to live in. According to …

Post Grenfell – Lawyers must help identify cladding dangers

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A ‘growing’ problem- Compensation claims arising for Japanese Knotweed

Judgment Upheld by Court of Appeal In recent years, there has been a surge in articles produced on Japanese Knotweed, a highly invasive and fast growing bamboo-like plant which seems to be haunting many gardens in Britain. It was introduced to the UK in the 1820s for its ornamental qualities but has since proved to …

A ‘growing’ problem- Compensation claims arising for Japanese Knotweed

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The cost of growing a business

Champagne corks may be popping in the knowledge that, in the recent ‘Barriers to Growth’ survey commissioned by the members of the City of Expertise,  80% of the businesses in St Albans and surrounding area are anticipating growth within the next 2 years. 60% are expecting up to or over 10% growth in productivity. But growth comes …

The cost of growing a business

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