News archive: August 2021

  • Posted on August 23, 2021
    Businesses and organisations which allow members of the public onto their premises have a duty to ensure that, as far as possible, they are protected from the risk of harm. Local authorities are also under a duty to ensure the safety of members of the public using any areas or facilities for which they are responsible. So what rights of redress do you have where there is a failure to comply with this duty and you are injured as a result? Claire Simon, personal injury expert at QualitySolicitors Parkinson Wright explains:
  • Posted on August 20, 2021
    Keeping commercial property insured and in good repair is important for both landlords and tenants, but for slightly different reasons. The tenant wants to be able to run a business from a well-maintained property. The landlord’s chief interest is in preserving the value of the property as an investment, at little or no net cost. The landlord achieves this by granting a full repairing and insuring lease, which passes liability for the costs of repair and insurance to the tenant.
  • Posted on August 16, 2021
    We are delighted to announce that Jean Newton and Sarah Wood have won Outstanding Contribution to Private Client Law and Special Recognition Awards at the Recent Right Legal Group Awards.
  • Posted on August 12, 2021
    Running your own business can be the fulfilment of a lifelong dream, but it also brings stresses and strains which sometimes contribute to relationship breakdown. It certainly adds complexity when trying to agree a financial settlement after divorce.
  • Posted on August 11, 2021
    Every business has information that it wants to keep private, whether this is customer lists, pricing strategies, the ingredients to a secret recipe or even the steps involved in a new and novel industrial process. But what happens where your privacy is breached, for example by a former employee who has decided to share commercially sensitive details about your business with one of your competitors? Is there anything that you can do to limit the potential fallout and where do you stand when it comes to seeking appropriate financial redress?
  • Posted on August 5, 2021
    If you have decided that the time has come to admit a new member to your partnership, then there are a number of important steps that you will need to take in preparation.
  • Posted on August 4, 2021
    Born in Greece and educated in France and Germany before coming to the UK, at his death in April of this year Prince Philip reportedly left a multi-million-pound estate which includes assets overseas. The administration of those assets, and therefore his estate, is likely to take several years to conclude.
  • Posted on August 3, 2021
    Despite all your best efforts to recruit and retain the right key executives, sometimes things just do not work out as planned and it becomes evident that it will be necessary to part company.

    ‘Managing the departure of a senior executive carefully, and within the law, will reduce the risk of a tribunal claim, protect your business’s customers and reputation, and should ensure as little disruption as possible’.

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