Insights 24 March 2017
Business owners urged to check use classes when changing property purpose
Business owners seeking to make property alterations should check permitted changes of use before purchasing or leasing
Insights 20 March 2017
Civil partnership for heterosexual couples?
It’s important that couples understand the differences between marriage, civil partnership or living together when making decisions about their relationship
Insights 17 March 2017
Redundancy can be discrimination following a return from maternity leave
The EAT finds that redundancy after a woman’s return to work following maternity leave is indirect discrimination
Insights 14 March 2017
What are the benefits of an option agreement in a land purchase?
When a developer makes an agreed payment to a landowner for property they are granted a contractually binding first option to purchase
Insights 10 March 2017
Trustees shouldn’t leave fundraising to the fundraisers
With charity fundraising under scrutiny, charities may want to avoid anything too hair-raising. What do trustees and volunteers need to know?
Insights 8 March 2017
To have and to hold - should you consider a postnuptial agreement?
A prenuptial agreement is a good way to ring-fence assets before marriage, but did you know you could make a postnuptial agreement too?
Insights 24 February 2017
Would you let a stranger run your family business?
In family businesses, issues such as succession and relationships can determine the future of the business as much as profit and loss
Insights 17 February 2017
Collateral warranties – What do they do and when are they required?
Collateral warranties create a contractual link between third parties involved in a construction project
Insights 27 January 2017
Gross negligence by an employee results in a fair dismissal
A recent English case highlights the importance for employers to be able to demonstrate a reasoned analysis behind any sanction imposed on employees
Insights 19 January 2017
Can you be forced to sell your home as a result of separation or divorce?
When a relationship ends there may be concerns about being forced out of the family home, but there is some protection in place for separating couples
Insights 5 January 2017
Personal injury payouts and the ticking clock
A Personal Injury trust may have substantial benefits if you receive a lump sum. But there’s a tight time limit if you want to maximise the advantages