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Carillion Crisis: 5 News interviews Alka Kharbanda

Carillion Crisis: 5 News interviews Alka Kharbanda

On Monday 15th January 2018, the UK’s second largest construction firm, Carillion, was placed in liquidation after running up losses on contracts and debts. Carillion, who last year had sales of £5.2bn, employs around 20,000 people in the UK and 43,000 staff globally. As well as Carillion being awarded large private sector projects such as […]

Cryptocurrency: Essential knowledge for business

Cryptocurrency: Essential knowledge for business

The latest free guide in our business knowledge series looks at the increasingly important world of virtual currencies and transformative blockchain technology. Cryptocurrencies, particularly Bitcoin and Ethereum, have hit the headlines over the last 12 months, as unprecedented demand has led to exponential growth in market capitalisation, transaction levels and value. This, in turn, has […]

Blaser Mills shortlisted for CICM British Credit Awards 2018

We are delighted to announce that once again our Commercial Litigation team has been shortlisted for the Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM) British Credit Awards for Legal Team of the Year 2018. Now in its 6th year, the annual CICM British Awards will welcome the credit industry’s leading figures to celebrate the very best […]

“Knowing [MEES], Knowing You” – A Guide for Commercial Property Landlords

“Knowing [MEES], Knowing You” – A Guide for Commercial Property Landlords

On 1st April 2018, the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Sector) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 will come into force. The regulations will herald a significant change for the commercial property market and will impose Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) on property owners. The backdrop to this change results from UK Government carbon reduction targets. Guidance […]

Police complaints overhaul: IPCC replaced by new Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC)

Police complaints overhaul: IPCC replaced by new Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC)

A nationwide overhaul of the police complaints system comes into effect today (8 January 2018) aimed at making the process of complaining about police conduct quicker and more effective. The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), which has acted as the principal reviewing body for complaints against police forces throughout England and Wales, is being replaced […]

Buy-to-Let purchases – in good Company?

Buy-to-Let purchases – in good Company?

Following the implementation of the Stamp Duty surcharge for ‘buy-to-let’ and second home purchases, it was anticipated that the number of buy-to-let purchases would decline. Whilst the number of investment purchases by individuals has dropped*, we have at the same time seen a considerable rise in buy-to-let purchases by Limited Companies. The reason for this […]

GDPR – what does it all mean?

GDPR – what does it all mean?

The General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’) replaces the current Data Protection Act and comes into force 25 May, 2018. GDPR relates to how businesses store, manage and process personal data across all platforms including servers, PCs, phones, emails databases etc. Elizabeth Denham, the UK’s Information Commissioner, is quoted as saying, ‘This is the biggest change […]

The New Electronic Communications Code – Considerations for Landlords

The New Electronic Communications Code – Considerations for Landlords

The substantive provisions of the new Electronic Communications Code (“Code”) will come into force on 28 December 2017, following the passing of the Digital Economy Act 2017 (Commencement No. 3) Regulations 2017. The Digital Economy Act 2017 is intended to demonstrate the government’s commitment towards the UK’s rapidly advancing digital industry in a post-Brexit economy. […]