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Chapel Allerton Café Introduces Drive Through In Response To Covid

Geraldine Levison, branch manager at Ison Harrison’s Chapel Allerton branch spoke to Nicola Newlove who owns Crust and Crumb Café about the challenges they have faced during and post-lockdown. Nicola has certainly been very creative in the service she is providing to locals. She has even introduced a ‘drive through’ service at the rear of…

York’s City Host Scheme Introduced to Provide Help & Advice to Visitors

The York BID (Business Improvement District) has implemented a City Host programme to provide help and advice to people visiting the city and to provide reassurance post-lockdown. The programme is due to end on the 25th September but has been well received by those who have used it. Olivia Williams, Wills and Probate Solicitor at our…

What happens if business owners have a fall out?

No matter what type of business you run it is sometimes unavoidable to become involved in disputes between owners. Disputes may have a detrimental effect on the business, therefore it is important to get these resolved as quickly and efficiently as possible. Disputes between owners arise often because one owner or a group of owners…

Rave Off? The Impact of the New Coronavirus Rules

In 1994, parties across the country were criminalised by the passing of the Criminal Justice Act. The hugely controversial Act was a response to the government’s displeasure at rave culture and all that it entailed, not least the raves themselves (sections 63 to 66 are entitled ‘powers in relation to raves.) Where s.63 applies to…

How To Sell Your Business Quickly Post COVID-19

Sellers should be aware that preparation required for a business sale, post COVID-19, may look different to what has been the norm over recent years. Nonetheless, our corporate team have extensive experience in advising business owners in all aspects of the sale of a business from preparation all the way through to completion. Firstly, you…

Otley Mobiles- Keeping Connected During Lockdown

Sarah Laughey, Head of Family Law based at our Otley Office spoke to Ish from Otley Mobiles to see how Coronavirus has affected his business. Ish closed for 3 months and for the first month downed- tools completely, but it wasn’t long before he was receiving messages to his Facebook page asking if he was…

Charity Shop Sees Massive Increase In Donations

Amy Kwil, Wills and Probate Solicitor at our Huddersfield branch popped down to Kirkwood Hospice’s charity shop on Byram Street in Huddersfield to speak to the team there. Donna Weston, Head of Retail for Kirkwood Hospice’s charity shops said “we have been overwhelmed with donations since we started to re-open our shops. People have used…

New Pontefract Estate Agent Opens During Lockdown

Daniel Kenworthy, Branch Manager and Licensed Conveyancer at our Pontefract branch, spoke to Bradley Sutcliffe of Logic Real Estate who opened up a new Estate Agent in Pontefract right in the middle of lockdown. Bradley had previously been working for another Estate Agent and was concerned when businesses started to slow down during lockdown. He…

To Confiscate or Not to Confiscate? Proceeds of Crime in CV Fraud Cases

An eye catching case recently came before the Court of Appeal. The main facts are interesting enough on their own, but those involved in confiscation cases  will find it especially noteworthy. In the wake of a Supreme Court case called Waya, changes were made to the Proceeds of Crime Act. A key amendment was made…

The Orchard Florist Otley in full bloom post-lockdown

Our Licensed Conveyancer Laura Lavelle-Marshall, who is based at our Otley Branch spoke to Alishia Easthope who owns The Orchard Florist, Otley located next door to our Otley branch. Alishia had only been open for 8 weeks when she was faced with shutting shop due to the lockdown. “I cried for two weeks. The timing…