• 02 JUN 17
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    Forfeiting commercial property leases: the benefits and limitations

    Forfeiting commercial property leases: the benefits and limitations

    Commercial property dispute resolution specialist Eleanor Cornthwaite gives an overview of forfeiture and explores the pros and cons. What is forfeiture? Forfeiture is a tool available to commercial landlords to protect their interest in their property, following the tenant breaching its lease Many commercial property leases contain a forfeiture clause which enables the landlord to

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    • 21 MAY 17
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    Prison and Courts Bill scrapped: What it means for personal injury claimants

    Prison and Courts Bill scrapped: What it means for personal injury claimants

    New rules which were set to radically change the way personal injury claims are dealt with have been abandoned. Pam Roberts explains what this means for personal injury claimants. The Prison and Courts Bill, which was due to come into force in 2018, planned to bring in sweeping changes to personal injury litigation and reform

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    • 16 MAY 17
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    What you need to know when holidaying with a child who doesn’t share your surname

    What you need to know when holidaying with a child who doesn’t share your surname

    With an ever-growing number of people choosing to have children outside of marriage, it isn’t uncommon for a child not to share surnames with both their parents. But parents are having to deal with being stopped, quizzed or even refused past border control when going on holiday with their child – simply because they don’t

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    • 15 MAY 17
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    Why you need a Lasting Power of Attorney

    Why you need a Lasting Power of Attorney

    While drafting a will is on most people’s to-do list, many people do not realise the importance of appointing a Lasting Power of Attorney. While a will sets out your wishes following your death, a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) ensures you live the quality of life you desire while you’re still alive. There is

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    • 08 MAY 17
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    A commercial landlord’s guide to terms of occupation

    A commercial landlord’s guide to terms of occupation

    Commercial property owners are often eager to secure tenants and sometimes either overlook the need for the terms of occupation to be documented or allow a tenant in before the terms have been finalised. Despite good intentions this can give rise to a whole host of issues. Commercial property dispute resolution specialist Eleanor Cornthwaite gives

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    • 03 MAY 17
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    Maintenance and repair obligations: a commercial landlord’s guide

    Maintenance and repair obligations: a commercial landlord’s guide

    Under commercial leases, it will often be the landlord’s responsibility to carry out maintenance and repair works to the property. However with tenants in place, it can sometimes be difficult to carry out such works without causing disruption. Here, commercial property expert Daniel Long explores what landlords need to consider in terms of interference with

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    • 19 APR 17
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    WHN makes egg-stra special donation

    WHN makes egg-stra special donation

    WHN Solicitors has hatched up a special Easter for local families after throwing its weight behind a charitable campaign. The law firm pledged its support by donating a flurry of chocolate eggs to Community CVS in Blackburn as part of its annual Easter giving campaign. Each year WHN donates chocolate eggs to a worthy cause

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    • 13 APR 17
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    National minimum wage: what the increase means for your business

    National minimum wage: what the increase means for your business

    The national minimum wage refers to the basic hourly rate of pay which workers must be paid based on their age. The rates of the national minimum wage increase each April to ensure workers across the UK are paid fairly. Employment law expert Amy Richardson explores the latest changes and explains what they mean for

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    • 12 APR 17
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    Business brains boost charity funds

    Business brains boost charity funds

    WHN Solicitors has thrown its weight behind two Lancashire charities, racking-up £1,870 following the success of its business quiz event. The quiz night, which pitted the wits of some of the county’s biggest business brains, has bolstered the charity coffers of The Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity and Headway. Woodcocks Haworth and Nuttall joined forces

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    • 07 APR 17
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    Parents can be prosecuted for taking children on term-time holidays

    Parents can be prosecuted for taking children on term-time holidays

    Parents planning on taking their children abroad during school term-time need to rethink their holiday plans after a Supreme Court decision has ruled against the practice. The court has upheld an appeal by the Isle of Wight council and the Department for Education, reversing a former ruling that a father had not acted unlawfully by

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