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    Business Law

    Furloughing working parents during school closure

    Olivia Bailey and Hannah Pike, from Harrison Drury’s employment team, outline how furloughing may be an option for employers wanting to support employees that are home-schooling during the current national…

    Harrison Drury advises Walker Fire on latest…

    Fast-growing fire safety specialist Walker Fire has expanded into the south west of England with the acquisition of Cornwall-based Fire Crest Fire Protection Ltd. Preston-headquartered Walker Fire, part of the…

    Dealing with “loss of business” insurance claims…

    Supreme Court backs small firms over business interruption insurance claims On the 15th January 2021 the Supreme Court handed down its judgment in relation to the nature and extent of…

    Businesses urged to review algorithm processes that…

    The ICO is urging businesses to review their algorithm processes after growing concern they may lead to bias and discrimination in employment-related decisions. David Edwards, director and head of Harrison…

    Jonie Little

    Associate Solicitor

    Harrison Drury advises on petrol forecourts deal

    The corporate team at Harrison Drury has advised on a major deal which has seen a family-owned petrol station business with six sites in Cumbria purchased by a large national…

    Businesses urged to review international data transfers…

    At the end of Brexit's transition period on 31 December 2020, UK will be classed as a third country outside the European Economic Area (EEA). Any data received into the…

    Heads of Terms for property transactions –…

    George Wilson, associate solicitor in Harrison Drury’s commercial property team, outlines the key information provided in a Heads of Terms agreement and how this can make a property deal run…

    Furlough extension – Everything you need to…

    Kate Shawcross and Zoe Edwards from Harrison Drury’s employment team discuss the updates and extensions to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. On 5 November, the chancellor Rishi Sunak extended the…

    Job Support Scheme payments – Reducing the…

    David Edwards, director and head of Harrison Drury’s regulatory team, looks at how HMRC intends to prevent abuse of the Job Support Scheme and what steps employers need to take…

    ICO penalty against British Airways a stark…

    David Edwards, director and head of Harrison Drury’s regulatory team, outlines the outcome of ICO’s penalty decision against British Airways after a significant data breach and reminds businesses of their…

    COVID-19 update: Commercial landlords and tenants

    With lockdowns still in place across the country due to the coronavirus pandemic, there is no respite to the challenges facing the commercial property sector. Hayley Bamber and Abbie Seed,…

    What is an employee’s right to privacy…

    Since March 2020, many employers across the UK have implemented ‘remote’ or ‘home working’ arrangements to comply with government guidance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hannah Pike and Olivia Bailey, from…

    Blackpool pet bakery celebrates steady rise in…

    A Blackpool-based bakery that specialises in treats for dogs has seen a steady rise in business as it celebrates its first anniversary at new premises in the Blackpool Enterprise Zone.…

    Divorce and the family farm

    Although divorce rates appear to be slightly falling, 2019 figures indicate that as many as 42% of marriages still ended in divorce with farming families by no means immune to…

    Structuring a business sale following coronavirus

    Kerry Southworth, solicitor in the corporate team at Harrison Drury, looks at some of the options for structuring a corporate deal at a time when some valuations will be diminished. …

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