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Restrictive covenants and development sites

Restrictive covenants and development sites

Even the most promising development can be knocked off course if the land is subject to a restrictive covenant.  Restrictions of this sort can prevent land being built on or being used for specific purposes for many years, even if the development has planning...
Paid too much for an overvalued business? Your rights of redress

Paid too much for an overvalued business? Your rights of redress

When the New York Times announced in February 2022 that they had bought the popular free to play word game Wordle for a seven-figure sum, there were a few raised eyebrows. How could a game that was only launched a few months earlier, which has never generated any...
Commuting upstairs?

Commuting upstairs?

The Government’s Living with Covid strategy removed one of the final hurdles towards a return to full-time office working, but many are expected to continue working from home under the new regime. The potential of reduced property costs combined with positive feedback...
P&O Ferries mass redundancies – what is the legal view ?

P&O Ferries mass redundancies – what is the legal view ?

Last week it was announced that P&O Ferries LTD had made mass redundancies across their crewing team, leaving 800 employees without work. This announcement was made by live video call to all 800 individuals, with no apparent consultation process having been...
Renewing or extending your commercial lease

Renewing or extending your commercial lease

When a commercial lease is due to end, both landlord and tenant will consider their business plans to decide whether they want to put a new or extended lease in place.  Many business tenants have an automatic statutory right to ask for a new lease when their existing...
Intellectual property licensing and negotiating your first deal

Intellectual property licensing and negotiating your first deal

If you have developed a new product, or perhaps come up with an innovative way of doing something, you may find that other businesses who are keen to make use of your ideas or creations ask you to enter into an intellectual property (IP) licensing agreement. It may be...