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    Halsbury’s Laws – Published this month: Volumes 54, 54A: Health Services

    Halsbury’s Laws of England volume 54 (2017) and 54A (2017) contain the HEALTH SERVICES title.

    This title covers: The National Health Service, including: Administration, Health Service Bodies, Medical, Dental, Ophthalmic and Pharmaceutical Services, and Regulation of Health Services.

    Consultant Editor: Dr Peter Feldschreiber of Middle Temple, Barrister.

    The title has been fully revised and updated in light of recent developments in the law.

    The law is stated as at 1 March 2017, although subsequent changes have been included wherever possible.

     

    Butterworths Securities & Financial Services Law Handbook 18edn

    Butterworths Securities & Financial Services Law Handbook 18edn contains over 400 pieces of essential UK and EU legislation, all lawyers, compliance officers and regulators working in the financial services field will find that Butterworths Securities & Financial Services Law Handbook provides a portable, comprehensive, up-to-date and indispensable reference source.

    This 18th edition contains nineteen new EU Regulations, including:

    • The Benchmarks Regulation
    • Nine separate Delegated Regulations laying down implementing and regulatory technical standards for the Market Abuse Regulation
    • Four Delegated and Implementing Regulations laying down implementing and regulatory technical standards for MiFID and MiFIR
    • Two Delegated Regulations laying down regulatory technical standards for the EMIR Level 1 Regulation
    • A new Delegated Regulation supplementing the Transparency Directive
    • Various new Regulations supplementing the Fourth Money Laundering Directive, the CRD IV Regulation, and the PRIIPs Regulation.

    Butterworths Securities & Financial Services Law Handbook brings together the primary, secondary and European legislation of importance to lawyers, compliance officers and regulators working in the financial services sector.

     

    Encyclopedia of Forms and Precedents

    EF&P volume 22(2)B Landlord and Tenant (Business Tenancies) 2017 reissue published in April.

    Volume 22(2)B (2017 Reissue) contains comprehensively revised and updated precedents reflecting the extensive legislative and judicial developments and changes in practice that have taken place since the publication of volume 22(2)B (2010 Reissue) in connection with the letting and occupation of business premises.

    The volume contains whole subleases of the most commonly encountered types of business property—industrial and warehouse buildings, shops and offices—in a variety of situations from stand-alone units to premises forming part of multi-occupied buildings both where the subletting is of the whole of the premises let by the headlease and where the subletting is of part of those premises only. The volume also includes precedents illustrating the variations to the standard forms of lease contained in Volume 22(2)A (2016 Reissue) required in circumstances where the status of the parties is out of the ordinary. The volume concludes with some short forms of lease by reference.

    The precedents seek to strike a reasonably fair balance between the often competing interests of the landlord and the tenant. Where this is not possible, the individual provisions concerned are drafted from the perspective of the landlord (because it is the landlord’s advisers who will normally prepare the draft lease) and the amendments the tenant should seek are generally either provided as alternative options in the body of the precedents or explained in a footnote in circumstances where to do otherwise would make the clause concerned unwieldy.

    The precedents take account of the terms of The Code for Leasing Business Premises in England and Wales 2007 published by the Joint Working Group on Commercial Leases. Evidence suggests compliance with the Code is by no means universal. Certainly, it represents a significant shift away from what was previous established market practice, especially in areas such as insurance and the treatment of the allocation of uninsured risks. An alternative example of a sublease is provided in these respects for those practitioners and clients who wish to adopt a more traditional approach. Full explanatory footnotes are provided in all instances where the Code has an effect on the provisions under consideration.

    Where appropriate, the forms of sublease also take account of other developments in the context of best practice and, in particular, the terms and impact of the ‘Service Charges in Commercial Property: RICS Code of Practice’ (3rd Edn) which was issued on 4 February 2014.

    Additionally, practical guidance is provided in relation to issues such as land registration (and, in particular, the use of prescribed clauses leases) and 1954 Act exclusion.

    Legislative changes covered include:

    • — the Equality Act 2010;
    • — the Energy Act 2011 (including the prospective impact of the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015, SI 2015/962); and
    • — prospectively, the Insolvency (England and Wales) Rules 2016, SI 2016/1024.

    Developments in case law that have been taken into account include such important decisions as: Ibrend Estates BV v NYK Logistics (UK) Ltd 2011, CA; K/S Victoria Street v House of Fraser (Stores Management) Ltd 2011, CA; Topland Portfolio No.1 Ltd v Smith News Trading Ltd 2014, CA; EMI Group Ltd v O & H Q1 Ltd 2016.

     

    The Civil Court Practice 2017

    The latest edition of the Civil Court Practice (the Green Book) has published

    The Green Book 2017 has been fully updated to take into account all relevant case law and statutory developments since the last edition, as well as all the latest updates and amendments to the Civil Procedure Rules.

    This year’s edition also includes rewritten sections on Environment and Europe. The Solicitors section has been fully revised and now covers other professions, including the Bar, relevant to county court practice.

    Further changes in the costs management rules to address the issues raised by the decisions in SARPD Oil and Merrix are also covered.

     

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