Rent free fitting out periods and s34 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 | Falcon Chambers

Legal Briefing

On initial lettings of commercial property it is standard market practice to allow the tenant an initial fitting out allowance, generally by way of a rent 
free period. This rent free period is intended, in theory, to reflect the tenant’s time and expense incurred in fitting out the premises but is rarely calculated by reference …

The post-election immigration policy landscape | Magrath Sheldrick LLP

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As the dust settles on the most unpredictable general election in decades, it appears that very little has in fact changed. The immigration policy landscape looks remarkably similar to the way it looked in April. Following endless discussions about coalitions, agreements, hung parliaments and pacts, the Conservatives now have an overall parliamentary majority and have …

Corporate crime, multiple enforcement actions and the rule of international double jeopardy | Bryan Cave

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For most companies, doing business today more often than not involves some level of international dealing. Globalisation can be great for business. But conducting business internationally can mean being subject to the laws of several countries, as well as any national laws with extra-territorial effect for conduct overseas. Therefore, one act or omission by a …

What level of warranty has been given in ambiguous contracts? | Cooley

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An essential part of any engineering or construction contract will be the contractor’s warranties as to the quality and standard of the works to be performed. Warranties are contractual assurances 
that aim to apportion risk and liability between parties, and give rise to a claim for damages if breached. They are often key points of …