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Blog archive: September, 2021

Back to School, Back to Work, Back to Normality?

With the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (the Furlough scheme to you and me) coming to an end on 30th September 2021 (*as it stands…Rishi, any update?), the vaccination program in full flow, the children happily returning to school (absent the dreaded ‘bubbles’) and staff going back to work, you would be forgiven for thinking that …

Back to School, Back to Work, Back to Normality?

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Don’t forget your Digital Assets when making a Will

What are digital assets? We live in a digitalised society with most of us owning laptops, notebooks and smart phones which give us access to third party digital platforms and applications such as Dropbox, Facebook, Google, Netflix, Amazon and Apple to name a few. These platforms store our personalised collections of digital products such as …

Don’t forget your Digital Assets when making a Will

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The Coronavirus Act 2020- The Cat and mouse for Retailers and Rent Payments

The Coronavirus Act 2020 came into force on 26 March 2020 to provide protection to many aspects of society. One such group are retail tenants on the High Street. Michael Lewis explores the latest position. One of the key features of the Coronavirus Act (“the Act”) legislation, in relation to landlords and tenants are a …

The Coronavirus Act 2020- The Cat and mouse for Retailers and Rent Payments

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Brexit and the legal industry explored

In a recent article, published by the Law Society of England & Wales, Diana Bentley explores the impact of Brexit on the English legal market by interviewing leading figures in the English legal industry, including Paul Marmor, Head of the Disputes Resolution department. Paul explains how our membership of the Alliott Global Alliance has assisted …

Brexit and the legal industry explored

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“Without Prejudice”& “Subject to Contract” What do they mean?

Partner Barney Laurence examines what the two key terms “Without Prejudice” & “Subject to Contract” mean and how you can use them when trying to resolve disputes. Two terms that are as important as they are misunderstood. What do they mean? And when and why should you use them? “Without Prejudice” (sometimes just “WP” or, …

“Without Prejudice”& “Subject to Contract” What do they mean?

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British National Overseas (BNO Visa)

If you’re from Hong Kong and are a British national (overseas) you and your family members can apply for a British National (Overseas) visa. This is known as a BNO visa. It allows you to live, work and study in the UK. In order to qualify your permanent home must be: in Hong Kong, if you’re …

British National Overseas (BNO Visa)

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Two Jabs – Protect you from the Virus and the Job Centre?

As the rapid rollout of the UK’s COVID-19 vaccine provides hope of returning to normality, preparations are being made for staff to return to the workplace. Unsurprisingly the vaccine has divided opinion, with a survey by HR Locker suggesting that one quarter of UK employers are intending to introduce a ‘No Jab, No Job’ policy …

Two Jabs – Protect you from the Virus and the Job Centre?

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Why the franchise agreement is so important

Franchise agreements are often compared to prenups, they are only reviewed when you want to get divorced! However, the franchise agreement is possibly the most important document in the franchise system. If the relationship between franchisor and franchisee breaks down or a franchisee is not compliant, the agreement plays an important part to make sure …

Why the franchise agreement is so important

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Making a Will and How to Protect Your Family and Financial Assets

It is my firm advice that everyone should make a Will, but if you don’t then it is important to be aware of the consequences of not having one. Without having a Will in place at the time of your death, or if your Will is no longer valid, the law dictates how your estate …

Making a Will and How to Protect Your Family and Financial Assets

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Cultures in International Legal Negotiation

International legal negotiation is becoming increasingly prevalent. As globalisation expands indefinitely, disputes continuously transcend international borders. Domestic legal negotiation can often prove to be difficult as it is. The additional challenge of international legal negotiation is not to be understated. With this is in mind, one crucial element to international legal negotiation is an appreciation …

Cultures in International Legal Negotiation

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