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New guidance on rent reviews

Morrison-Low v Paterson, a decision of the Scottish Land Court made on 2 June 2010, has been described as ‘the first major case on agricultural rent review law perhaps since Childers v Anker’. Here, Burges Salmon explains why.

Law Firm: Burges Salmon | Published: 29 July 2010 | Practice Area: Landlord and Tenant

The Digital Economy Act 2010

In a nutshell, the Digital Economy Act 2010 addresses a range of areas within the digital and communications industry, a sector which accounts for around 8% of GDP. This article by Burges Salmon looks at the Act’s controversial provisions.

Law Firm: Burges Salmon | Published: 09 July 2010 | Practice Area: Regulation and enforcement

Avoiding workplace own goals during the World Cup

As the World Cup kicks off, Burges Salmon has come up with a short guide to avoiding potential employment law pitfalls.

Law Firm: Burges Salmon | Published: 16 June 2010 | Practice Area: Contract of Employment and Statutory rights

The new UK Corporate Governance Code - what you need to know

On 28 May 2010 the Financial Reporting Council published a revised corporate governance code. This article reviews the key changes and their implications, and flags up some forthcoming corporate governance developments.

Law Firm: Burges Salmon | Published: 08 June 2010 | Practice Area: Corporate Governance

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Agriculture update: new tax on development

Since 6 April 2010 local authorities have the right to charge a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) to provide a coordinated and predictable method for the funding of infrastructure works on developments. Burges Salmon explain the implications for landowners.

Law Firm: Burges Salmon | Published: 03 June 2010 | Practice Area: Farming

Vertically challenging? New competition rules for the distribution sector

On 1 June 2010, the new Vertical Agreements Block Exemption Regulation 330/2010 (the “New Regulation”) will enter into force, replacing the current block exemption, Regulation 2790/1999 (the “Old Regulation”) which has been in force since 1 June 2000.

Law Firm: Burges Salmon | Published: 27 May 2010 | Practice Area: EU Competition Law

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The Industrial Emissions Directive - Progress in the EU

The Industrial Emissions Directive is due for its Second Reading in the European Parliament on 6 July 2010. Once agreed is likely to have far reaching consequences for many industries and sectors, including all those covered by the Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control Directive.

Law Firm: Burges Salmon | Published: 25 May 2010 | Practice Area: Hazardous waste

Carbon Capture and Storage – The Coalition’s policy

The Conservative – Liberal Democrat Coalition Agreement restates the new UK Government’s commitment for public sector investment in Carbon Capture and Storage Technology for four coal-fired power stations.

Law Firm: Burges Salmon | Published: 20 May 2010 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement

Re-thinking the affordable development model

Burges Salmon offer a discussion of the idea affordable development in the wake of the economic downturn, as develops fail to secure funds, first-time buyers struggle to get mortgages and around 1.7 million people sit on the council waiting list.

Law Firm: Burges Salmon | Published: 10 May 2010 | Practice Area: Social Housing

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Burges Salmon - Local Government News, Spring 2010

This round-up of current issues and news in local government, by Burges Salmon, offers articles on contractual issues for outdoor events, the local government pension scheme, compulsory purchase, local authorities and the carbon reduction commitment and appropriation.

Law Firm: Burges Salmon | Published: 10 May 2010 | Practice Area: Local Authorities

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