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Commercial Lease Break Clauses – What You Need to Know

There are many reasons why a tenant may wish to exercise a break clause in a commercial lease agreement. You may have grown unsure about the location, you may have run into financial difficulties or you may have found that your business is not suited to the premises. Whatever the reason, expert advice is a…

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Starting a New Business in 2018? Here’s Some Useful Legal Advice…

It is unlikely that you will wake up on January 1st and suddenly decide to start a business. This is probably something you have been thinking about for a long time, it may even be a lifelong dream or an itch you just have to scratch. Whatever your motivation, starting a business requires a lot…

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A Solicitor’s Advice for Buying or Selling Your Business

Buying or selling your business could be one of the most important things you ever do. Whatever your reasons, it could be a life-changing decision. It can be a stressful and anxious time. A trusted solicitor is there to take the weight off your shoulders in this process, by providing diligent and efficient paperwork, good…

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A Starring Role for Leeds in the new Business and Property Court

From June, specialist civil courts are to be known as the “Business and Property Courts of England and Wales”. An umbrella name for specialist business courts, it will incorporate the High Court’s specialist work, namely: The Commercial Court (dealing with cases such as contract/ business disputes); The Technology and Construction Court; and The Chancery Division…

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Changes to Insolvency Practice for 2017

The new year is bringing with it a new set of rules for Insolvency Practitioners. Jonathan Finn, a Solicitor within our Company and Commercial department, provides a timely reminder of the upcoming changes. What is the background? The new Insolvency Rules, which come into force on 6 April of this year, replace the Insolvency Rules…

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Execution of Documents: Electronic Signatures

It is common practice for solicitors to send documents to their clients by e-mail in order for their clients to be able to print off, sign and return the document in order for it to be executed and formally authorised by their client. With day to day business activities and market practices becoming increasingly adaptive…

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NHS Contract Reform: Is the die cast?

The Department of Health has recently published what it calls its “prototype approach” i.e. a more advanced stage of testing of a new possible NHS Dental Contract. As an overview the prototype is supposed to be a blend of capitation, quality and activity payments. Path to Date According to the Department of Health the principles…

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Automatic pension enrolment: key facts

This business development briefing just provides an overview of the law in this area. You should talk to us for a complete understanding of how it may affect your particular circumstances. This business development briefing explains the obligations that the automatic pension enrolment requirements place on a business. What is auto-enrolment? From a date after…

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​Forming a Company? Choice of Company Name

If you are thinking of forming a limited company or incorporating your business some new Regulations may help when it comes to choosing your company name. Under existing Regulations the use of certain “sensitive” words requires the approval of the Secretary of State and other bodies. Such approval is required if a word in a…

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Entrepreneurs’ relief: business development briefing

This business development briefing just provides an overview of the law in this area. You should talk to a lawyer for a complete understanding of how it may affect your particular circumstances. This business development briefing highlights the key features of entrepreneurs’ relief. What is entrepreneurs’ relief? Entrepreneurs’ relief is a relief from capital gains…