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2023 It’s All About The People
Wilson Browne has always adopted the phrase “If you look after your employees, your employees will look after you and with that in mind last week was a celebration of all staff from Receptionists, Trainees to Senior Associates.
National Minimum Wage Increase
On 21 November 2023, the Chancellor announced the Autumn Budget and with it the latest changes to the national minimum wage.
CMA seeks views on landbanks and planning rules
On 15 November 2023, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) published two working papers seeking feedback on its assessment on the use of landbanks and how planning rules may be impacting competition and how new homes are delivered.
Affordable and Social Rented Tenants – Can You Buy A Stake Of Your Home
There is a new Right to Shared Ownership route. Similar to the Right to Buy, tenants of affordable rented and social rented homes can apply to buy an equity stake in their home.
Equality Act Amendments
Trainee Solicitor Tom Charteress updates us on the latest amendment to the Equality Act issued on November 8th 2023.
Modifying Restrictive Covenants
Trainee Solicitor Hannah Bayliss takes a look at restrictive covenants, whether they can be discharged or modified and sites a recent tribunal.
HM Land Registry updates Practice Guide 19
HM Land Registry (HMLR) has updated Practice Guide 19 (PG19)—Notices, restrictions, and protection of third-party interests.
The biodiversity gain plan: draft template and guidance
The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has published a draft biodiversity gain plan template and guidance, highlighting that these may be subject to change.
Affordable Housing – an update from Homes England
Paralegal Hassan Karim takes a look at the latest update from Homes England on Affordable Housing
Avoiding the “Battle of the Forms” in Commercial Contracts
The term “battle of the forms” refers to a common situation that arises when parties exchange communications with a view to entering a contract, and each prospective party attempts to incorporate its own standard terms into the contract.