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Employee benefits; pitfalls to avoid

Kenneth Amakye
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Employee recruitment and retention remains challenging for employers and offering an attractive package of benefits can give employers an edge. A wide range of benefits can be offered, including buying or selling annual leave; reduced gym membership; private...

Negotiating a commercial finance agreement

Graham Beach
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If you need a cash injection for your business to help with growth costs, or to fund the purchase of plant and equipment, diversification, or expansion, then you will need to think carefully about the finance options open to you and their potential pros and...

Accidents in a care home: residents and visitors

Jalal Mirza-Baig
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Nearly half a million people were living in care homes in the United Kingdom in 2021, according to recent figures . Given that many of these residents will be elderly, infirm or both, and the added strain placed on care homes due to the pandemic, it is...

Redeveloping commercial property around your tenant

Graham Beach
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Redeveloping parts of a building in your portfolio, to create a more flexible layout or perhaps add additional floors, can be a good way to enhance investment value.  This is easiest in a vacant building, but you may have good tenants and want to...

Investigating employee misconduct: how to get it right

Kenneth Amakye
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‘Being dismissed for misconduct can have a devastating impact on an employee’s future job opportunities,’ Kenneth Amakye , an Associate Solicitor in the employment team with Bailey & Cogger. ‘Before fairly dismissing...

Restrictive covenants and development sites

Graham Beach
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Even the most promising development can be knocked off course if the land is subject to a restrictive covenant.  Restrictions of this sort can prevent land being built on or being used for specific purposes for many years, even if the development has...

Dismissing an employee fairly: a refresher

Jalal Mirza-Baig
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The law gives five potentially fair reasons for dismissal, including breach of a statutory duty or restriction and some other substantial reason capable of justifying dismissal. The most commonly used reasons are redundancy, capability and misconduct. Even...

Risks and rewards with a personal guarantee

Selwan Yousif
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The most common reason why a director will be required to provide a personal guarantee is because a lender or supplier perceives a level of risk in your business. Perhaps the lender is not confident that your business cash flow is liquid enough to fulfil its...

Securing access for a commercial property

Karen du Rocher
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Once a commercial tenant has agreed a lease and moved into business premises, they will rely on having unobstructed access to easily enter the premises for the purposes of their business.  Unless premises sit alongside a public road, they will probably...

How to remove the executor of an estate

Selwan Yousif
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If you are concerned about the behaviour or actions of someone who has been appointed as an executor to someone’s will, then it may be possible for you to apply to the court to have them removed from their post and replaced by someone else. This might...

Excluding or limiting liability in B2B terms and conditions

Selwan Yousif
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Setting out the terms upon which you provide your goods or services to another business will reduce the risk of a dispute by making clear the expectations on either side. But what if a dispute arises and a client or customer claims that they have suffered a...

Christmas trading - implications for landlords and tenants

Graham Beach
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Retail, leisure, and hospitality businesses will be banking on a good festive season this year. Shops will want to stay open for longer and may want to add to their usual offer, to attract as much footfall as possible. Landlords with empty units will be...

Court Rejects 28 Divorce Petitions for Having Identical Wording

Deborah Nicholson
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Online divorce company iDivorces was found to have submitted 28 divorce petitions with the exact same wording used for the reason for the divorce, leaving the court they were submitted to no choice but to reject the petitions. Each petition set out a...

Challenging unreasonable ground rent on leasehold homes

Selwan Yousif
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If you have bought a new home in the last few years, then there is a chance that you will own your property on a leasehold as opposed to freehold basis. If this is the case, then you may be liable to pay ground rent charges to the person who retains...

Carers' rights at work

Kenneth Amakye
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According to Care UK, three million people in the UK are juggling work with unpaid caring for disabled, seriously ill, or older loved ones. NHS England reports that carers are twice as likely to have poor health than those without caring responsibilities. ...

Winding up and closing down a company cleanly

Selwan Yousif
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While many founders and business owners will implement succession plans to sell or pass their business to a new generation of owners, sometimes it is clear that you have reached the end of the road and the best decision is to call it a day and close the...

Options if you suspect abuse of a power of attorney

Selwan Yousif
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With more people in the UK now living into their 80s and 90s, an increasing number of us are choosing to make a lasting power of attorney. This is a legal document under which we appoint someone we trust to make important decisions about our finances, and...

Landlord's options if a tenant breaches repair obligations

Graham Beach
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Making sure a commercial property is well maintained is one of a landlord’s key priorities, and it is almost as important as getting in the rent. Under a full repairing and insuring lease; the tenant is obliged to keep the property in a good state of...

Senior executive departure - tips for a smooth exit

Kenneth Amakye
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Despite all your best efforts to recruit and retain the right key executives, sometimes things just do not work out as planned and it becomes evident that it will be necessary to part company. ‘Managing the departure of a senior executive carefully,...

Ecommerce refresher for retailers trading online in the UK

Selwan Yousif
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Ecommerce is a fast-moving medium for retailers and, whether you have an established online presence or are just starting out, a periodic review of changes in the law and trading regulations can help ensure your business runs smoothly.  ‘There...

Key employment cases regarding coronavirus and Supreme Court decisions

Jasvinder Gill
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Despite the success of the vaccine programme, the impact of the pandemic on businesses will continue for some time.  For example, when the furlough scheme ends in the autumn, it is expected that the number of employment tribunal claims will rise and...

Ten key negotiating points when taking a new commercial lease

Selwan Yousif
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When a landlord and tenant try to settle the terms for a new commercial lease, each party will have clear objectives.  The landlord wants a secure income stream and confidence that the property will be left in good condition at the end of the...

The rights of a beneficiary with concerns about a trustee

Kenneth Amakye
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If you are the beneficiary of a trust and you are dissatisfied about the way in which an appointed trustee is acting, then it is important for you to understand your options for holding them to account.  Your concerns may relate to the mismanagement of...

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