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Taking on a new lease of a property is a major commitment for GPs – bringing with it a number of obligations for the tenant company.
According to figures from Thomson Reuters, 58 cases were brought last year, which is a drop of 8% on the previous year. Whilst this is only a small decrease, it appears that that Defamation Act 2013, which came into force in 2014, has impacted on the confidence of prospective claimants that they will be successful in a claim. Under the Defamation Act 2013, a statement is not defamatory unless its publication has caused or is likely to cause serious harm to the reputation of a claimant. In the case of businesses, the harm to reputation will not be serious harm unless it has caused or is likely to cause serious financial loss.
Manufacturers looking to renovate or improve commercial premises could stand to save thousands of pounds in business rates on the back of a landmark Supreme Court judgement.
The General Medical Council has issued guidance to doctors - which came into effect on 25 April, 2017 - and which set stricter tests in determining whether patient details should be disclosed.
The Electronic Communications Code regulates the relationship between electronic communications network operators and site providers in the UK. It establishes agreements to host and maintain communications apparatus on land and property.
NHS England’s blueprint for service transformation, Next Steps on the Five Year Forward View, has a number of implications for primary care, including the creation of GP practice ‘hubs’ covering patient list sizes of 30,000 &n...
A leading local law firm has hailed a landmark legal ruling today as good news for anyone with a specific beneficiary when making their will.
Like many relationships in life, GP partnerships often start on a relatively informal basis before developing over time.
Interested in becoming a Trustee? – Here’s what you need to know Many community-minded people apply to become one of the Trustees of a charity whose aims and objectives they care about. However, they should not take on the role un...
Business owners are advised to consider the implications of major new transparency rules being imposed on nearly all UK companies to combat tax evasion, money laundering and financing terrorism.
A recent High Court Case examining how the phrase “close of business” should be interpreted is a useful reminder that including as much detail as possible in a contract will establish certainty and avoid arguments at a later date.
From 1 April 2018 there will be a requirement for any property which is rented out to have a minimum Energy Performance Rating of E. New regulations will come into force for new lettings and renewals of tenancies from 1 April 2018 and for all e...