• 30 SEP 15
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    Business owners could face crippling fines with launch of new consumer protection law

    Business owners could face crippling fines with launch of new consumer protection law

    East Lancashire firms could be running the risk of being fined thousands if they do not comply with new consumer protection laws, a leading lawyer has warned. The new Consumer Rights Act 2015 which comes into force on October 1 has been described by consumer group Which? as the biggest reform to shoppers’ rights in

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    • 21 SEP 15
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    How to recover debt through bailiffs and enforcement officers

    How to recover debt through bailiffs and enforcement officers

    Following on from the previous blog in WHN’s debt recovery series, regarding charging orders, Amy Richardson explores the legal right to implement court judgments through bailiffs and enforcement officers. While a judgment means that the court has agreed that the debtor legally owes you money, the judgment itself doesn’t collect the payment. Once a claim

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    • 15 SEP 15
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    Can a tenant obtain relief from forfeiture if in breach of its lease?

    Can a tenant obtain relief from forfeiture if in breach of its lease?

    Commercial property expert Eleanor Cornthwaite explores whether relief from forfeiture can be granted in cases where there has been a deliberate breach of lease covenants. When can a landlord forfeit a lease? Landlords have the right to bring a lease to an end if a tenant is in breach however, there are various restrictions. The

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    • 09 SEP 15
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    WHN invests in new IT

    WHN invests in new IT

    Woodcocks Haworth and Nuttall is planning for growth after investing in a new state-of-the-art cloud-based IT system. WHN, which has offices across Greater Manchester and Lancashire, has invested in document hosting software and new financial and case management systems. The move will allow its solicitors to work on-the-go from client premises, reduce time spent on

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    • 08 SEP 15
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    How to use a charging order to recover outstanding debt

    How to use a charging order to recover outstanding debt

    Following on from the previous blog in WHN’s debt recovery series, regarding third party debt orders, Amy Richardson now shares her top tips on using charging orders to recover outstanding debt. Once a claim for outstanding debt has been made and a judgment is obtained to claim back the money owed to you, there are

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    • 03 SEP 15
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    WHN helps Holcombe Harriers stage mountain trial duathlon

    WHN helps Holcombe Harriers stage mountain trial duathlon

    Woodcocks Haworth and Nuttall has thrown its weight behind a challenging duathlon which will get legs churning, wheels turning and muscles burning. The firm has sponsored The Holcombe Harriers Mountain Trial Duathlon, which will take place on September 20 at 9am and start from the Hare and Hounds pub, Holcombe Brook. The duathlon will consist

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    • 01 SEP 15
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    Can a landlord recover legal costs for lease breach disputes?

    Can a landlord recover legal costs for lease breach disputes?

    Disputes between landlords and their tenants can arise for a variety of reasons, for example if a tenant falls into arrears following non-payment of service charges. The county courts and the leasehold valuation tribunal (now the FTT) have historically limited recoverability of costs to minimal, fixed costs incurred on issuing proceedings for the recovery of

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