Leaseholders beware – Airbnb hosting may breach your lease

Leaseholders should take note of the decision in the recent case of Bermondsey Exchange Freeholders Limited v Ninos Koumetto (trustee in bankruptcy for Kevin Conway), which addresses whether leasehold properties can be used as temporary accommodation…

The new Construction Sector Deal – an opportunity for the Technology sector?

On 5 July the Government published its Construction Sector Deal. Setting out a vision for the construction sector over the coming years, it also reinforces the key role which technology will need to play to help the sector reach its goals. The…

Whistleblowing – Can an allegation also be a disclosure of information?

The law in relation to protected disclosures is complex and evolving. The 2013 amendment which required that the disclosure be made “in the public interest” was designed to make it more difficult for employees to complain about breaches…

Same-sex spouses can reside in any EU country

As EU citizens, we have the right to reside in any other Member State for over three months if we decide to work in the host country or if we have sufficient resources for ourselves and our family members not to become a burden on the social…

Three things every tech company should know about commercial leasing

In the world of commercial leasing, Heads of Terms refers to a list of the main points (pre-agreed by landlords and tenants) to be included within a commercial lease. Generally, surveyors will act on behalf of landlords and tenants to agree…

Software Escrow: A Customer Guide

Software escrow is a common method of mitigating future risks in deals involving the licence of business critical software. Risks such as insolvency of the software provider or obsolescence of the software may cause significant disruption…

Luxury at a price - Who stands to pay for copyright blocking injunctions?

Protecting intellectual property on the internet has been, and continues to be, a hot topic from both legal and commercial points of view. Following the Court of Appeals ruling in the Cartier case we consider who now stands to pay for blocking…

UK Employers are struggling to recruit overseas skilled workers

The UK Visa and Immigration Authority announced this week that the Restricted Certificate of Sponsorship “RCOS” visa limit has again been reached this month, leaving many Licensed Sponsors unable to employ skilled workers from overseas,…