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Automotive, Transport & Logistics

What should you do if you’re affected…

Construction firm, Carillion PLC, announced this week that it and its five sister companies had been placed into compulsory liquidation. Harrison Drury’s construction and insolvency teams look at what this…

What can employers do about staff using…

The number of possible in-car distractions has increased significantly in the smart phone age. Harrison Drury HR expert Helen Darbyshire offers advice for how employers can reduce the risk of…

Brexit’s impact on your contractual obligations

Corporate lawyer Brett Cooper examines the possible implications of Britain’s pending exit of the EU on business contracts and what steps businesses may need to take. We previously published a…

How would the automotive sector react to…

A key aspect of the Brexit debate is the movement of manufactured goods across continental Europe. Harrison Drury’s specialist solicitors within the automotive, transport and logistics sector consider what this…

Commercial property stamp duty: How Budget 2016…

The chancellor’s decision to introduce “a slice instead of a slab” approach to commercial property stamp duty will help those buying lower value properties, but could penalise those involved in…

How do I ensure I’m employing migrants…

The issue of immigration to the UK is rarely out of the news these days and it has been brought into even sharper focus by the recent migrant crisis in…

Six legal issues to address when negotiating…

Large businesses that are used to negotiating contracts on a day-to-day basis will no doubt be familiar with the legal pitfalls involved. They may have dedicated procurement departments handling negotiations…

Four ways to recover debt from an…

Just because a company has or is about to enter an insolvency process does not necessarily mean that all is lost. I have been involved in a number of recent…

What’s next for zero hours contracts?

Legislation preventing employers from using exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts has now become law. The legislation, which took effect on May 26, makes clauses in contracts of employment that…

Five ways to reduce claims for workplace…

A recent High Court case has shed more light on the circumstances in which an employer may be liable for psychiatric illness caused by occupational stress. In the case of…

Q&A: Increase in court fees for businesses

Government increases in some civil court fees are due to come into effect from March 9, 2015, and will have a big financial impact on all businesses that regularly use…

Harrison Drury supports expansion at FDC Holdings

A fast-growing Lancashire haulage and logistics business is on the road to further growth and job creation after acquiring new commercial premises in a multi-million-pound deal. FDC Holdings, which specialises…

Avoiding the libel trap lurking on social…

A number of high-profile politicians, sports stars, business people and other celebrities have got themselves into hot water for publishing defamatory comments on social media. The action Lord McAlpine took…

Dealing with disputes in a fragmenting boardroom

People who own and run limited companies will always have their differences – that’s just a fact of life. It is sometimes healthy for individuals within these businesses to have…

Harsher penalties could be in store for…

A review of sentencing guidelines could result in tougher penalties for individuals and organisations who flout health and safety regulations or breach food hygiene legislation. The Sentencing Council is consulting…

Caterham F1 case “a first” for enforcement…

Harrison Drury has successfully acted for Andrew Wilson & Co High Court Enforcement after an application to the High Court allowed it to retain two racing cars that had been…

Is remanufacturing the next big sector opportunity?

While remanufacturing is not an entirely new concept, a recent report by the All-Party Parliamentary Sustainable Resource Group (APSRG) believes it has the potential to be £5.6bn industry in the…

Incorporating a business – what’s involved?

Most owners of start-up businesses will be asking this question when they begin to enjoy a certain level of financial success. With the money starting to come in, deciding at…

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