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Travelling to and from work – Advice for employers

A decision handed down by the European Court of Justice on September 10 means that time spent travelling to and from a place of work should now count as working…

Employment Law

Wind turbines ‘lesser of two evils’ shows survey

Would you rather live near wind turbines than a fracking well? If the answer is yes, you wouldn’t be in the minority, as a recent poll suggests. Over 65% of…

Energy & Utilities

I’m separated: Can I change my will and disinherit my wife?

My wife and I have recently separated. I know that she intends to issue divorce proceedings shortly so I want to change my will to ensure that my wife doesn’t…


Clitheroe event takes in Tour of Britain

Harrison Drury’s Clitheroe office hosted a client event with a difference – putting its guests within touching distance of the Tour of Britain peloton. The firm hosted the event to…

HD News

Are you ready for feed-in-tariff cuts for solar?

A must-read for all solar panel users – it looks set to be an eventful few months for the solar energy industry in the lead up to the government’s January cuts.…

Business ProtectionEnergy & Utilities

Changes to Modern Slavery Act: Does your business comply?

From October 2015, new obligations under section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act will apply to certain commercial organisations. Relevant businesses will be required to publish an annual ‘anti-slavery and…

Business ProtectionEmployment LawRegulatory & Compliance

Four things to consider if you’re a cohabiting couple

Under current laws, cohabiting couples have only limited rights in comparison to those who are married or in a civil partnership. When a cohabiting couple separates they must divide jointly owned property, but assets held…


How to avoid being gazumped on a commercial property purchase

The issue of gazumping – being outbid on a property at the last minute – isn’t a phenomenon that’s confined to the residential property market. Gazumping is legal in England…

Property & Construction

Compensation for businesses affected by Lancashire boil water notice

Was your home or business one of the 300,000 across Lancashire that was affected by the recent water crisis? While United Utilities has advised its customers in the county that…

Dispute ResolutionEnergy & UtilitiesLand, Estates and Rural Business

Challenging a spousal maintenance order

Q. Following our divorce in 2002, I was ordered to pay spousal maintenance to my former wife on a ‘joint lives’ basis. Our children are now adults and live independently.…


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