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Our commercial and business solicitors regularly write about related legal news and topics and welcome your comments on our posts. If you would like more information on our services, please don't hesitate to get in touch on 0175 321 6399.


Appeal Court finds business rates have been incorrectly charged on ATMs since 2010

Alistair Gregory
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Supermarket, shop and petrol station owners who have previously been charged business rates for having an ATM located on their premises may be eligible for refunds. In 2013 it was decided that external facing ATMs should be treated as separate...

Bribery case has implications for firms of all sizes

Mark Williams
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In a case which is the first of its kind and has implications for companies of all sizes, a small interior design company has been convicted under ‘failure to prevent bribery’ legislation.   The court was told that a former director of...

Rent arrears - five top tips for residential landlords

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Following the festive period, tenants can often fall into rent arrears. Investing time at the start of the year to review your tenant’s rental payments can therefore help you identify issues at an early stage. This is exemplified by the...

Is your business owed money?

Kerrie Ainscough
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Cashflow is at the centre of any successful business. Invoicing early and chasing payment should help keep cashflow moving however sometimes your polite reminders just aren’t enough and the money you are owed isn’t forthcoming. Unpaid debts...

Protecting yourself as a charitable trustee

Louise Hebborn
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Following the recent decision by the insolvency service to bring disqualification proceedings against the former directors of children’s charity Keeping Kids Company, the conduct of charitable trustees is more pertinent than ever. Launching as a...

The Brexit Factor - Impact on commercial contracts

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Whilst the full and true effect of leaving the European Union is a much debated topic - and one still very uncertain - companies can still plan ahead to reduce the potential impacts. Market fluctuations, increase in material costs, changes in...

Importance of shareholders agreements

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A shareholders agreement is an agreement between the owners of private company that is limited by shares. The purpose of the document is to regulate various aspects of the ownership of the business, how the business is run and protects the owners on a day...

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is coming - Are you ready?

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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force in the UK on 25 May 2018. In short, the GDPR is a new law that significantly extends and strengthens the current law and regulatory regime in relation to data privacy and data...

The YouTube 'adpocalypse' and the need for website T&C's

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Whether it is a 20-minute video of the funniest cat moments, or a day in the life of a daily ‘vlogger’. For some YouTube channels and the people/companies behind them, advertisement revenue is their main source of income. Google’s...

Is anyone the right fit for Jimmy Choo?

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The high-end, footwear and baggage retailer Jimmy Choo, has notified the world that its business is up for sale. This ‘for sale’ sign on the British-listed company will without a doubt, grab the attention of its luxury-goods rivals. But...

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