• 22 APR 13
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    Employment law – April 2013 changes

    If you are an employer, there are several changes to employment law that you must be aware of. These reforms came into play this month, April 2013 and are as follows: 1. Statutory sick pay will increase from £85.85 to £86.70 from Saturday 6th April. 2. Statutory maternity and paternity pay will increase from £135.45

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    • 19 APR 13
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    Food bank charity collection

    Staff at our Bury office staged a food bank collection on behalf of a Radcliffe based charity. Porch Boxes use donated goods to make up “crisis packs” containing non-perishable food and toiletries for vulnerable individuals in the Bury and Radcliffe areas. The charity provides around 200 parcels each month to agencies working with people who

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    • 19 APR 13
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    Andrew bows out at the top

    After more than a decade with the firm, Andrew Taylor has announced he is retiring from his role as the head of our property team. Born in Bury and educated at Bury Grammar School, Andrew has enjoyed a long and distinguished career, specialising in commercial and residential property work with particular emphasis on large-scale residential

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    • 19 APR 13
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    New business unit launched

    Woodcocks Haworth and Nuttall have launched a New Business Unit, headed by Partner David Buskey and a team of specialist commercial law solicitors. The unit is a one-stop-shop for all the legal needs a business may have. From reviewing or drafting standard terms and conditions, advising on credit control and debt recovery procedures, to helping

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    • 19 APR 13
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    Eleanor joins our commercial team

    We would like to welcome Eleanor Cornthwaite who has joined Woodcocks Haworth and Nuttall on a training contract. The 23 year old from Rising Bridge, Accrington joined the commercial team at the Bury Office, although she will gain experience on all aspects of law throughout our seven offices. Eleanor says “I am delighted to have

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    • 19 APR 13
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    All eyes on Blackpool for Red Rose Awards

    Woodcocks Haworth and Nuttall have been shortlisted for one of Lancashire’s most prestigious business awards. After two intensive days of judging which saw more than 200 long-listed candidates interviewed by a team of expert judges, the shortlists for the 2013 Red Rose Awards were unveiled by Lancashire Business View magazine. We were shortlisted in the

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    • 19 APR 13
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    Give me a break: Why early planning is important

    I recently acted for a commercial tenant company in a matter which highlights the importance of planning ahead and having a full understanding of the terms of a lease. The tenant had previously traded from various commercial properties and largely as a result of good relations with its landlords had never encountered any difficulties when

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    • 19 APR 13
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    Woodcocks Haworth and Nuttall launch new CPDR unit

    We are pleased to announce that we are launching a new Commercial Property Dispute Resolution unit, headed by Senior Partner David McCann and commercial property litigation specialist, Daniel Long. The service will provide landlords and tenants with expert legal advice on a  number of potential disputes, including: breach of covenant, insolvency, lease, disputes, rent and

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    • 19 APR 13
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    Solar power

    Energy efficiency and protecting the environment are hot topics at the moment, and in amongst “doing your bit” you need to consider the legal issues that arise. There are many companies offering deals whereby solar panels are fitted to the roof of a property. That property then generates its own power from nature, and indeed

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    • 17 APR 13
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    Lancashire legal firm cracks niche market

    Lancashire legal firm cracks niche market – Greyhound Ford acquired by Peoples Liverpool Ltd Newly merged Lancashire firm, Woodcocks Haworth and Nuttall have completed a major car dealership sale as they continue to prove their expertise in niche business areas. Shahin Akhtar, of the company’s Blackburn office, conducted the sale of J Pilling & Son’s,

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