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Changes to Energy Performance Certificates guidance

The EU Directive (Directive 2002/91/EC) on the energy performance of buildings came into effect progressively from 2003. The Directive required that the Member States strengthen their building regulations and introduce energy performance certification of buildings. Its implementation in the national legal framework of EU Member States remains an important part of the strategy to tackle…

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Budget 2017: Impact on the Community Infrastructure Levy

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) was introduced by the Planning Act 2008, and is a levy which councils may enforce to support infrastructure developments such as new housing, schools, hospitals, flood defences and recreational facilities in the district area. CIL’s are discretionary for Local Planning Authorities (LPA’s), with 20% of councils currently enforcing the additional…

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Can you help us to refurbish our offices to support our continued growth?

We have grown from 12 employees to 19 in the last 12 months and are set to continue growing into 2018. The challenge for us is that we are running out of usable office space and so require the help of a specialist office refurbishment company to help redesign our space to accommodate our growing…

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SDLT for first time buyers (Budget November 2017) does it go far enough?

The Autumn 2017 Budget was delivered by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond On 22nd November 2017, one of stated the aims being “reviving the home-owning dream in Britain” and tackling the lack of housing supply. Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) has now been abolished for first time buyers on property purchases of up…

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Again Metis is Legal 500 for Commercial Litigation and Commercial Property

The team at Metis Law LLP has ‘in-depth knowledge and works passionately and commercially to deliver the best possible outcome’. Rajat Sharma is ‘a very professional, hard-working litigator, who discovers new angles and presents each action in a commercial manner’. Recent highlights include representing a client in arbitration arising from a dispute pertaining to a…

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Metis Law is the official sponsor of Kirkburton Junior Football Club (under 10’s)

Metis Law LLP a firm of commercial Solicitors based in Leeds has become the official sponsor of Kirkburton Junior Football Club (under 10’s). The squad of 24 players has been given a brand new football kit that has been likened to a professional strip. Anna Longton, part of the Metis Law marketing team says: “We…

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Raj Sharma ranks in Chambers and Partners for Litigation

Metis Law is delighted to be ranked in the independent legal directory, Chambers and Partners. The award recognises Rajat Sharma’s reputation, expertise and quality of service to clients in the field of Litigation.


Metis Law again ranked in Legal 500 for Litigation

Metis Law LLP is once again recognised as a top Legal 500 ranked and recommended firm in the field of Commercial Litigation for Leeds and West Yorkshire


Metis Law Assists Brighter Connections with First Acquisition

Huddersfield-based IT Practice, Brighter Connections Ltd, has recently made its first acquisition with the purchase of the Networks division of Samarind Ltd, the Chester-based IT services and software development company. Samarind Networks has now become a trading division of Brighter Connections Managed Services Ltd.


Metis Law featured in Acquisition International: One to Watch for 2016.

We recently featured in March edition of Acquisition International in the article “Ones to Watch for 2016: The Best Boutique Law Firms”. Partner John Barker explains how the firm differentiates itself from the competition.

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