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  • Close Encounters: about the research

    Based on our own insights on the importance of collaborative innovation to corporate strategy and innovation, Bond Dickinson commissioned consultancy Cebr (the Centre for Economics and Business Research) to conduct the economic research outlined in this report. This study was conducted in April 2017 using four years of comprehensive quantitative information sourced from global private company information provider Bureau Van Dijk.

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  • Response to 'Build to Rent' consultation

    The Housing White Paper in February this year signalled the Government's support for institutional investment into housing purpose built for market rent ("Build To Rent"). At the same time as launching the white paper the Government also launched its consultation into Build To Rent. The consultation period has closed as of 1 May and we, along with many others in the Build To Rent sector, have submitted a response.

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  • Is the UK job market at risk from AI and automation technologies?

    Reports that up to a third of UK jobs are at risk from AI / automation technologies have been widely covered in the media. 

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  • Supreme Court overturns Court of Appeal ruling on disinherited adult child

    Ilot v The Blue Cross [2017] UKSC 17, marks the first Supreme Court judgment ever given on claims made under the Inheritance Act 1975; the law which allows disinherited family members to make a claim against the Estate.

    This landmark decision overturns the Court of Appeal's ruling which awarded £143,000 to a 40 year old lady of independent means, who had been cut out of her mother's will in favour of charities.

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  • Green paper is a commitment on protecting the interests of consumers

    The government has committed in the Budget to taking steps to protect consumers from unexpected fees or unfair clauses; to simplify terms and conditions; and to give consumer bodies greater enforcement powers.

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