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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...
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...
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...
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...
Legal tips for optimising the sale value of commercial property

Legal tips for optimising the sale value of commercial property

If you are reviewing your commercial property portfolio, you may decide that the time is right to sell some of your property.  It goes without saying that you will want to get the best possible value from the sale.  Prices are strongly affected by the local property...