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Real estate

A muted Leasehold and Freehold Reform Act is now law but not yet in force in England

The hasty pre-general election introduction in the final parliamentary session has led to major legislative casualties
Regulatory Outlook

Health and safety | UK Regulatory Outlook May 2024

General election impact on the Terrorism (Protection of Premises) Bill | HSE publish strategic approach to AI | Mental Health
Real estate

Under Construction: Legal developments in the UK construction industry | May 2024

Early indications for the construction industry in the upcoming general election, JCT publishes the new Design and Build 2024 contracts
Knowledge Notes

Finishing Parliamentary business in the 'wash-up' ahead of UK general election: what legislation has survived and what has fallen?

Prorogation brought Parliamentary business to an end, meaning all draft legislation not passed is lost
Real estate

UK government concludes consultation on contractual controls on land

Proposed regulations include a public register of contractual control agreements to increase land ownership transparency
Regulatory Outlook

Environment | UK Regulatory Outlook April 2024

European Parliament adopts new certification framework for carbon removals | European Parliament adopts position on soil monitoring directive | EU
Regulatory Outlook

Health and safety | UK Regulatory Outlook April 2024

Stress awareness month | Health and Safety Executive updates RIDDOR guidance | Government invest £1.5million into innovative occupational health services
Energy and Utilities

Smart Power | UK energy market strategy in 2025, repowering and ethical supply chains

Welcome to the latest edition of Smart Power, Osborne Clarke's specialist service for asset managers within the green energy sector.
ESG, sustainability and responsible business

EU strengthens its arsenal in fight against environmental crime

Revised legislation brings in 'qualified' offences to criminalise serious environmental damage and replaces the 2008 law
Real estate

English County Court rules against landlord opposing statutory renewal lease on 'ground f'

A tenant can temporarily vacate part of the premises affected by the works to defeat a landlord's opposition
ESG – Environmental, Social and Governance

What is natural capital and what does it mean for investors and lenders in the UK and Europe?

While some natural capital-related regulatory requirements may currently only be voluntary, or not yet catch financial institutions, there may be