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Got it covered?

Got it covered?

Insurance provisions are one of the key issues to discuss when negotiating a commercial lease, whether acting for landlords or tenants, says Natasha Dunn
Update: tax and trusts

Update: tax and trusts

David Bird explains the new system of tax appeals, and looks at recent cases on trusts, inheritance tax and capital gains tax and a new disclosure opportunity for offshore accounts
Update: commercial property

Update: commercial property

Milton McIntosh considers cases on lease agreements, the interpretation of rent review provisions, arbitrations, authorised guarantee agreements, surrenders and break notices
Take two

Take two

The court may allow fresh evidence on appeal, but where it was admissable at trial it will only be permitted in exceptional circumstances, says Benjamin Newton
No doubt

No doubt

Employers should avoid ambiguity in their medical questionnaires to ensure they recruit staff who are able to effectively perform their roles, says Sarah Jane Turcan
Learning from experience

Learning from experience

Parliament should look at the cohabitation regime in Scotland to bring greater certainty for unmarried couples in England and Wales, says Leonie Burke
Too little, too late

Too little, too late

Proposed changes seeking to limit the extent of owners' liability under the Animals Act are unnecessary as the courts have already set high standards for claimants, say Michael McNally and Giles Mooney
Friends in high places

Friends in high places

'Diversification' is a buzz word very much in vogue at the moment. It is important to have a diverse profession, a diverse judiciary, and presumably diverse participants in the whole jolly thing, without whom we are all twiddling our thumbs and fiddling with paperclips. Curiously, everybody feels that they are on the wrong end of diversification, except for (almost) the very people without whom we are all twiddling our thumbs and fiddling with paperclips.
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