Category: Company & Commercial

Employee Ownership Trust

What is an Employee Ownership Trust? An Employee ownership trust in short, is a business held on trust for the benefit of its employees. John Lewis Partnership is one of the most notably successful Employee Ownership trusts in the U.K with its employees owning 100% of the business. The word ‘trust’ is particularly significant when…

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Ison Harrison Boosted By Growth Of Commercial Division

Press Release – September 2021 Ison Harrison, The Yorkshire Law Firm, is continuing to expand its commercial services offering following significant revenue growth. Over the past two years, the corporate and commercial division of Leeds headquartered firm Ison Harrison has seen revenue boosted in commercial services by 51% in the last 2 years resulting in…

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The 7 Furlough Facts That Every Employer Should Know

With the ever changing rules around furlough, it is imperative that employers have the right information if they have, or intend to, use the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), otherwise referred to as the Government’s furlough scheme. In brief, the CJRS/furlough scheme is a Government grant to employers that have staff which are unable to…

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New Employment Specialist Strengthens Corporate Team at Ison Harrison

Press Release – Issued 10th March 2021 Yorkshire law firm Ison Harrison has appointed a new senior solicitor to its corporate law division. Corporate employment expert Ben Palmer will be based at Ison Harrison’s Leeds City Centre office. He joins Ison Harrison’s expanding regional team having previously been head of the employment division at Oakwood…

Legally Speaking Webinar: How to Grow Your Business Through Talented Staff

We are delighted to announce that the first of our free Legally Speaking webinars will take place on Wednesday 13th January 10.30am – 11.30am. Partnering with some genuinely talented speakers Emma Easton, Anna Masheter and Nick Green and lead by Richard Coulthard, Partner and Head of Corporate at Ison Harrison, this event is aimed at ambitious and growing businesses…

An Important Ruling on COVID-19 Business Interruption Insurance

A high court judgement relating to business interruption insurance in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, could prove to be a lifeline to thousands of small businesses in the UK. However, much uncertainty remains following the verdict and there is a possibility of further court proceedings. Eight high profile insurance companies were taken to court…

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…

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…

The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020

On 25 June 2020 the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act received royal assent and came into immediate force. The Act introduces temporary changes which the Government has advised seek to ‘relieve the burden on business during the coronavirus outbreak.’ It also introduces permanent reforms to English insolvency and restructuring law. Temporary changes: Easements for Annual…

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How To Get The Legal Structure Of Your Property Investment Right

Property is becoming increasingly popular as an accessible and lucrative form of investment. But many people underestimate the importance of the legal side of property investment, and this can lead to your property portfolio not growing as it should, or it becoming a damaging financial burden. This is usually because your investments are not structured…