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Lockdown update April 2021

Lockdown update April 2021

The current level of restriction means that any client meetings in our offices must be pre-booked with the lawyer dealing with your matter. In addition to meetings at offices (where possible), our lawyers can offer a variety of methods of communication including home...

Aspiring property hosts must check the small print 

Aspiring property hosts must check the small print 

As the shutters lift on life, with shops and bars opening and holiday planning underway, property owners may be thinking of cashing in on the demand for UK trips by offering their home for short-term lets, but they may run into trouble if they don’t check the small...

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Mind the risk gap – best practice when using subcontractors

Mind the risk gap – best practice when using subcontractors

Our commercial solicitor Jon Dunkley details how you can effectively use subcontractors without increasing your risks. Whether you are planning on using subcontractors for a one-off project or on a long-term basis, there are several steps you can take to safeguard...

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It’s complicated – lifetime planning and marital status

It’s complicated – lifetime planning and marital status

Our wills and probate solicitor Charlotte McGregor explains how you can protect yourself and your partner in later life if you are cohabitees. The coronavirus pandemic has seen many marriage or civil partnership ceremonies postponed, and a survey by the wedding...

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Resolving a commercial lease dispute in a recession

Resolving a commercial lease dispute in a recession

With the UK economy currently in the deepest recession since records began, disputes between landlords and tenants are beginning to rise as pressure mounts on commercial occupiers to find ways to diversify and slash overheads in order to survive post-Covid. As Hannah...

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Remote Working

Remote Working

Remote working has hidden employees from sight, causing some employers to worry about what their staff are doing during working hours. The Guardian has reported that one of the world’s biggest call centre companies is planning to install surveillance systems to...

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Lockdown update April 2021

Lockdown update April 2021

The current level of restriction means that any client meetings in our offices must be pre-booked with the lawyer dealing with your matter. In addition to meetings at offices (where possible), our lawyers can offer a variety of methods of communication including home...

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Defending a claim that you breached your duties as a director

Defending a claim that you breached your duties as a director

It is the thing that all company directors dread – the prospect of a claim of an alleged breach of duty – for this can give rise to personal liability or can result in the imposition of criminal sanctions or a director’s disqualification order.  So, what should you do...

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Prenuptial agreements – why should you consider having one ?

Prenuptial agreements – why should you consider having one ?

One of the many consequences of the lockdown over the last 12 months has been that couples planning to marry in 2020 or 2021 have had to delay their weddings. This however has provided them with an opportunity to further reflect on how they may wish to manage their...

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Accreditation for family law divorce expert Sabina

Accreditation for family law divorce expert Sabina

Family Law Consultant Sabina Smith  Congratulations to Sabina Smith, solicitor and Family Law Consultant in our Exeter office, who has successfully passed https://resolution.org.uk/ accreditation for Pensions on Divorce. Sabina is one of only 23 solicitors nationally...

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The key legal issues to take you from startup to scale up

The key legal issues to take you from startup to scale up

Our commercial solicitors explain the key legal issues you need to deal with to scale up your business. Starting any new business comes with a steep learning curve, especially as a founder when you often find yourself wearing all the management hats. This is why it is...

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Health and safety – Covid-19

Health and safety – Covid-19

Offices seem to be worse hit by Covid-19 outbreaks than other types of workplace. Data shows that in the second half of 2020 there were more than 500 outbreaks or suspected outbreaks in offices, more than in supermarkets, construction sites, warehouses, restaurants...

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