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South Devon Office – Our Journey

South Devon Office – Our Journey

Some personal thoughts of Chris Hart, the Chief Executive of Wollens Today sees a very significant day in the history of Wollens, with the opening of the new South Devon hub office in Torquay. The day is hugely exciting in that we are launching an office with...

What Brexit means for your commercial contracts.

What Brexit means for your commercial contracts.

Update your commercial contracts for the post-Brexit regime. Commercial Law expert Jon Dunkley explains how an assessment of your contracts can help you implement any changes arising from Brexit.  While certain changes are already in place as a result of Brexit, we...

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Can I change the use of my business premises?

Can I change the use of my business premises?

If the pandemic has left you with empty commercial property, now could be a good time to look for alternative uses.  To help businesses make the best use of commercial property, the Government has made the planning rules more flexible so that it is now possible to...

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Why you need to get proper legal advice.

Why you need to get proper legal advice.

In a world where so much information is available freely online, do you still need the advice of a lawyer? A simple Google search of your legal problems can provide thousands of relevant articles, and perhaps a friend has shared information on social media that seems...

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What happens to joint property when cohabitation ends?

What happens to joint property when cohabitation ends?

Separation is never easy, but if you and your former partner own property together, the situation can be even more complicated. If you have been living with a partner, but you are not married, the legal term is ‘cohabitation’. When cohabitees separate, they are not...

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Critical reporting for company relocations during pandemic 

Critical reporting for company relocations during pandemic 

A complex court case over conflicting dispute resolution provisions has highlighted a simple, but vital, takeaway on the importance of corporate reporting requirements for all UK registered companies, as the pandemic sees offices unattended or subject to permanent...

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Disciplinary and grievance procedures during coronavirus

Disciplinary and grievance procedures during coronavirus

While many workplaces continue to be affected by the coronavirus pandemic, employment law and the Acas Code of Practice concerning disciplinary and grievance procedures still apply. If you are dealing  with disciplinary or grievance procedures, there are some...

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Coronavirus vaccination and the workforce

Coronavirus vaccination and the workforce

With the coronavirus vaccination programme well underway in the UK, many employers are considering what vaccination might mean for their business. Some companies are announcing that they will dismiss or refuse to recruit employees who aren’t vaccinated. With 23 per...

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Is an MBO or MBI a good move for your business?

Is an MBO or MBI a good move for your business?

Is your business ripe for more growth? Do you have the team that can take your business to the next level? Or do you want to take a step back and reap some of the rewards of your efforts? If continuity is important to you, then a management buy-out (MBO) or a...

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Review of children’s social care system launched

Review of children’s social care system launched

Trainee Family Law solicitor John Mousicos takes a look at the the latest independent review of the children's social care system. It is a common claim that politicians running for office do not do what they say they will do, once they are elected. The truth is...

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Identification

Identification

For many years now we have been battling with the growing risk of fraud, especially in the context of property transactions. There have been horror stories of people imitating genuine owners and completing the sale of a property before disappearing with the sale...

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Ask for ANI

Ask for ANI

British pharmacies launched a codeword during January 2021 to tackle a feared spike in domestic violence during lockdown, telling victims to “Ask for ANI” at the counter to secretly summon help. The scheme is backed by the Government and Safeguarding Minister Victoria...

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