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Legal update

11 May 2020 Whose clause is it anyway?

Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, the spotlight has increasingly been on force majeure and termination clauses in contracts.

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5 May 2020 Welcome Land Registry change of practice on executing deeds

In view of the difficulties of arranging for deeds to be printed and distributed in the current climate the Land Registry announced on 1 May that certain deeds signed using the Mercury signing approach will be accepted by the Land Registry for registration purposes.

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Legal update

24 April 2020 Commercial and FinTech update: 24 April 2020

The latest set of UK government financial bailout measures were announced on Monday, 20 April by HM Treasury and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, target Innovate UK’s R&D intensive small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

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22 April 2020 Procurement and coronavirus - how will the current crisis impact of your ability to secure and retain public sector contracts?

In the space of a few short weeks the priorities of public authorities across the UK have shifted dramatically. Planned procurement pipelines are being revisited and a substantial amount of non-essential projects and spend has been temporarily suspended.

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20 April 2020 Corporate tech update: Chancellor announces Future Fund to support start-ups and high-growth companies during Covid-19 pandemic

New measures have been announced today by HM Treasury and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with the aim of supporting the UK’s community of next-generation technology businesses.

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17 April 2020 Annual general meetings (AGMs) and COVID-19

Traditional AGM season is fast approaching - with many listed companies having December 31 year ends preparing to send AGM notices to shareholders over the coming week and months. With this in mind, how will AGMs proceed in light of current restrictions on movement and gatherings introduced by the Government to battle COVID-19?

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9 April 2020 Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA) guidance note on private finance initiative (PFI) and private finance 2 (PF2) projects

Major parts of the infrastructure in the UK are currently managed under PFI contracts and their contribution to public service delivery is substantial. In the context of the Covid 19 crisis, therefore, their continuing role is of critical importance to essential services.

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Legal update

3 April 2020 Execution of deeds and other real estate documents during increased working from home (and can electronic signatures assist?)

Working from home for extended periods can make executing documents challenging, particularly since hard copy real estate documents still seem to be the norm. Different situations each need to be considered on their own facts but set out below are some common questions along with answers and some suggested alternatives to help avoid unnecessary delays.

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Legal update

18 March 2020 Pause Game - Coronavirus and Contracts

The true impact of coronavirus on the games industry is yet to be seen, but there is no doubt that it is currently impacting the industry.

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Common contractual pitfalls and what you can do to avoid them

During this short webinar our experts will deconstruct the most typically occurring contractual disputes.

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