18 February 2020 | Webinars | Article by Huw Thomas
Hugh James Webinars: Full series
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Fire, Gas and Electrical Standards for Social Housing Properties and evidencing compliance replay
The health and safety of tenants is paramount for housing associations when managing their properties. Hosted by Martin Jones, Head of Regulatory and Bethan Gladwyn, Head of Housing Management, this webinar focuses on the steps required to ensure your organisation is compliant with all legal obligations and what you can and should do if tenants are preventing you from fulfilling those obligations.
Public to Public Contracts replay
This webinar focuses on contracts awarded between public authorities, the procurement rules that apply and where exemptions from the general requirement to compete contracts can help provide a way forward. Part of our HJ Housing week lineup.
The Future Use of Spaces replay
Global real estate consultants, Knight Frank, join Caroline O’Flaherty, Partner in our Commercial Property department to discuss the impact of these challenging times on the housing sector across the UK. The session focuses on three aspects – considerations for future housing schemes, the impact on housing association headquarter offices and consequences for the commercial leases within asset portfolios. Part of our HJ Housing week lineup.
Equality & Diversity replay
Kate Walsh, Associate in the Employment & HR Services team, takes a closer look at the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010 and talks you through the recent case law on this issue. Part of our HJ Housing week lineup.
Affordable Housing Financing & Refinancing replay
Gambit Corporate Finance discuss how measuring the financial health of housing associations has been impacted, assess the current financial landscape, the impact of Covid-19 on housing associations, funding partners and other key stakeholders as well as looking at the challenges and opportunities ahead. Part of our HJ Housing week lineup.
Housing Law Conference 2020 replay
Watch the webinar replay for our 2020 Housing Law Conference hosted by the Housing Management team. The session covered the impact of COVID-19 on residential tenancies and an interactive discussion on empty properties. Part of our HJ Housing week lineup.
Construction Law Update replay | Nov 2020
A webinar overview of the latest construction law updates, during these challenging COVID-19 times, covering the allocation of risk for ground conditions, an overview of the legislative landscape in Wales and the allocation of risk between parties, all summarised in three short bitesize presentations.
The Future of Surety for RSLs in Wales replay
Following the recent withdrawal of financial surety, this webinar provides an overview of sureties in infrastructure agreements and surety bonding.
Employment Law Update replay | Oct 2020
We discuss recent and key HR cases and forthcoming legislative changes including those that have been introduced following the COVID-19 pandemic and BREXIT.
Flexible Furlough Scheme replay
This webinar replay discusses the key changes in the flexible furlough scheme, including what you can and can't claim, how to prepare for the changes, tips to aid employee relations issues and the implications on getting it wrong.
Reactivating possession claims, new notice periods and other updates on possession
Hosted by Bethan Gladwyn and Rebecca Rees, this webinar covers the current stay on possession claims, Practice Direction 55C and extended notice periods.
Development contracts in the context of COVID-19 replay
Invited as a guest speaker by Community Housing Cymru (CHC) as part of their COVID-19 webinar support series, Iwan Jenkins discusses development contracts in the context of COVID-19.
COVID-19 Q&A for Landlords replay
Hosted by Bethan Gladwyn and Rebecca Rees, this webinar provided the opportunity to ask questions about the particular challenges you are facing around COVID-19 Coronavirus in relation to keeping your tenants safe and other landlord and tenant housing concerns.
COVID-19 Support - Shared resources - legal considerations for collaborative working replay
Invited as a guest speaker by Community Housing Cymru (CHC), Emily Powell considers the legal considerations for collaborative working in these challenging COVID-19 Coronavirus times.
Project Bank Accounts replay
An introduction to Project Bank Accounts, covering the what, why and how.
Award Letters replay
This webinar discusses best practice when it comes to the content of award letters, options available to contracting authorities and tips on what to avoid.
Off-site manufacturing replay
An introduction to off-site manufacturing, covering the what, why and how of this modern method of construction.
Impact of the PCR on development agreements replay
This webinar looks at the impact of public procurement rules on planning obligations and development agreements. These issues are examined in light of the Court of Appeal judgment in the case of Faraday v West Berkshire Council [November 2018].
Looking at how local authorities are using civil remedies and how these operate in practice, what input is required from the local authority, how much the remedies cost and what practical benefits they may bring.
Abandoned Vehicles replay
We look at the powers and duties which the police and local authorities have in relation to abandoned vehicles and what other options are available.
Contractor Insolvency replay
A step by step guide to preventing these issues through due diligence as well as helping you navigate the legal minefield of contractor insolvency.
Town and Village Greens replay
Applications to register a green can be seen as a useful tool to frustrate development of land even where the land has been used for very different reasons.
Prompted by the continued uncertainty surrounding Brexit, many of our clients have been seeking views about what might happen after Brexit.
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