EIGHT MONTHS TO BREXIT: IS YOUR BUSINESS PREPARED?

As the clock ticks down to 29 March 2019, the UK and the EU are stepping up their preparations for the possibility of a “no-deal” outcome. From a corporate governance and risk management perspective, businesses that have not done so already should carry out a Brexit assurance process in order to identify all Brexit-related risks … Read more

OBSERVATIONS FROM MIPIM: LOGISTICS AND PROP TECH

The post below was first published on our UK Real Estate Development blog Author: Paul Chases, Partner and Head of Corporate Real Estate, London In this post, Paul Chases, a partner in the HSF London Real Estate team comments on his experience of the Shedmasters event at the MIPIM real estate conference, and on the direction of … Read more

THE NEW EIA REGULATIONS: WHAT HAS ACTUALLY CHANGED?

The post below was first published on our UK Real Estate Development blog The Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2017 came into force on 16 May 2017, implementing the 2014 EU Directive. Similar regulations have also come into force under the infrastructure planning regime. Largely, the new regulations are a fairly extensive and, in places, … Read more

Election ‘purdah’ is no excuse for non-publication of revised air quality plan

The post below was first published on our UK Real Estate Development blog Author: Julie Vaughan, Senior Associate, Environment, London Yesterday, a spokesman for the Prime Minister announced that the Government won’t be pursuing an appeal to the High Court’s decision of 27 April 2017, in which the Government failed in its attempt to delay publication … Read more

Air Quality update

The post below was first published on our UK Real Estate Development blog Authors: Julie Vaughan, Senior Associate, Environment and Helena Thompson, Associate, Planning and Environment, London This blog gives an overview of the current position on air quality following the recent ClientEarth (No.2) court decision regarding DEFRA’s air quality plan. In this blog we will … Read more

THE GREAT REPEAL BILL: WHAT WILL THIS MEAN FOR ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION?

The post below was first published on our UK Real Estate Development blog Authors: Julie Vaughan, Senior Associate, Environment and Helena Thompson, Associate, Planning and Environment, London On 2 October 2016, Prime Minister Theresa May announced at the Conservative Party’s annual conference that all existing EU law – and therefore, environmental law – will be … Read more

BREXIT: SOME INDIRECT IMPLICATIONS FOR DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING

The post below was first published on our UK Real Estate Development blog The real estate sector as a whole is in a strong position to cope with such short-term volatility. There are many briefings on what Brexit means for real estate and I don’t intend to repeat them in this article. There are only so many … Read more