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Latest news

Burges Salmon Real Estate lawyers advise Skanska on major Bristol office development

A team of Real Estate and Construction specialists from Burges Salmon has advised Skanska on its first UK commercial development project in Bristol at 66 Queen Square. The 61,000 sq ft office will be completed in the summer and will provide Grade A office accommodation in the heart of the city with spectacular views over the square.

Report calls for greater investment in research to boost UK farming

Leading agricultural lawyers at Burges Salmon strongly support the primary recommendations of a new report titled 'The Best British Farmers: What Gives them the Edge?', which calls for greater focus of public and private research on market needs in order to become more competitive.

Burges Salmon advises Mobeus on the buyout of Ward Thomas Group

Burges Salmon has advised its long-standing client Mobeus Equity Partners LLP on the combined debt and equity package that it has provided to support the £25m buyout of Ward Thomas Group, a brand-led specialist logistics, storage and removals business.

Legal updates

ATED Changes for 2015

At the Budget 2014 it was announced that new ATED charges would apply to properties worth between £1 million and £2 million from 1st April 2015 and properties worth between £500,000 and £1 million from 1st April 2016. In addition, HMRC has announced two new changes in the Finance Bill which will apply from 1st April 2015.

Are sentences for Corporate Manslaughter and Health and Safety offences set to increase?

The Sentencing Council’s consultation on ‘Health and safety offences, corporate manslaughter and food safety and hygiene offences guidelines’ will seek to address the lack of specific guidance in these sectors currently available to the Courts. 

The ban on corporate directors – LLPs and other proposed exceptions to the rule

This briefing discusses the recent proposal from the Department for Business and Innovation (BIS) which they have published regarding the exemptions to the planned prohibition on corporate directors.

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Environment and Energy Law – Winter 2014

The latest edition of our Environment and Energy Law newsletter features an update on the government's Autumn Statement, ECO orders, recycling requirements and more.

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Concept – Winter 2014

The latest issue of Burges Salmon's IP and technology bulletin looks at blocking injunctions for trade mark owners, the final instalment of the litigation between Specsavers and Asda and more.