Harold Benjamin

April 20, 2022

Get your ducks in a row: Drafting rent review provisions in leases

Rent review provisions in a lease set out the terms on which the annual rent payable will be reviewed. The way in…

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April 8, 2022

Companies face even tougher times ahead as remaining temporary insolvency measures come to an end

At the start of the pandemic, the Government enacted the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (CIGA) in order to introduce a…

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March 24, 2022

Criminal Defence Costs Incurred Solely for Purposes of Trade

Only expenses that are incurred wholly and exclusively for the purposes of trade can be deducted from a business’s tax liabilities. That…

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March 23, 2022

High Court Declares ‘Illiterate’ Business Tycoon’s £100 Million Will Invalid

Your assets are your own and, when making your will, you have complete freedom to leave them to whomever you choose. As…

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March 21, 2022

COVID-19 – Premier League Triumphs in $200 Million TV Rights Dispute

The COVID-19 pandemic caused grave disruption to the 2019/2020 Premier League season – but it did not fundamentally change the format of…

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March 18, 2022

Teenager’s Wishes and Feelings Prevail in Finely Balanced Adoption Case

Children may not have the capacity to make important decisions for themselves, but that does not mean that family judges ignore their…

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March 17, 2022

Affordable Housing Shortage Proves Decisive in High Court Planning Case

The chronic shortage of affordable homes is a powerful driver in favour of permitting building projects that might otherwise be considered objectionable….

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March 15, 2022

Internet Piracy – Gaming Giant Nintendo Granted Websites Blocking Order

Companies that spend vast sums on developing products have every right to feel aggrieved when they are subjected to wholesale internet piracy….

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Houses in Multiple Occupation – Landlords Overturn Rent Repayment Order

Landlords who rent out houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) without a required licence are exposed to the double whammy of criminal prosecution…

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March 11, 2022

Fear of COVID-19 is Not a Philosophical Belief

A fear of contracting COVID-19 or infecting others with the virus is both worthy of respect and readily understandable. However, an Employment…

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