Insights: February 2006

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REITS - are we any the wiser

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REITS – are we any the wiser? The long awaited draft regulations governing the establishment of a UK Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) were finally issued for consultation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) on 14 December 2005. Although the regulations were the result of many months, if not years, of formal consultation and informal […]


Commercial agents - a new beginning?

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The vexing problem relating to the issue of the calculation of compensation payable to commercial agents on termination of their agency agreement has arisen once more in the revolutionary judgment of the Court of Appeal in the case of Lonsdale v Howard & Hallam Limited [2006] EWCA Civ 63 made on 6 February 2006. In […]


Avoiding the pitfalls - a guide to extranets

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In recent years the use of extranet sites in the construction industry has increased. Businesses that use an extranet to assist in a collaborative project can gain several commercial advantages in doing so, including: time and cost savings – through circulating information in an electronic, as opposed to a manual, format; efficiency – in that […]