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Business Law

Factors to consider before selling part of…

There has been an increased demand for acquiring rural land over the years, primarily for development purposes or to secure additional land for working farms. Hannah Hughes from Harrison Drury’s…

How the new Job Retention Bonus will…

On 8 July, 2020, the government announced a new Job Retention Bonus for employers. Kate Shawcross from Harrison Drury’s Employment and Regulatory Team takes a look at what this means…

The chancellor’s summer statement: Getting the economy…

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has delivered his summer economic plan which is hoped to help the UK economy recover from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. But is it enough? Senior…

Harrison Drury helps Joseph make the cut…

A leading Lancashire-based barber has opened a new barber shop in Whalley as he branches out in the Ribble Valley. Joseph Lanzante, who operates The Men’s Room Clitheroe, plus a…

Harrison Drury supports housing developer’s latest project

A Lancashire-based housing developer is optimistic the housing market will continue to perform well as it starts work on its latest development in the Ribble Valley. Reilly Developments Ltd has…

Dairy Response Fund – Support launched for…

Following increasing pressure from several agricultural organisations, including The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF), the NFU, and others, a new hardship fund for dairy farmers has now opened.…

Rights and remedies for tenants and landlords…

Hayley Bamber, property litigation specialist at Harrison Drury, offers guidance on how landlords and tenants can reach agreements regarding rent payments and take a proactive approach to renegotiating a lease.…

Is it possible to own ‘wildlife’ when…

Senior associate solicitor, Wendy Newbury, from our commercial property team, highlights a recent case in the Court of Appeal. It challenges whether or not coarse fish kept in man-made lakes…

Introducing ‘flexible furlough’ – further changes to…

On the June 12, the government issued a further update regarding how the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJS) will operate from July 1 onwards. Lucy Beachell from Harrison Drury’s employment…

Managing residential lettings on rural properties

George Wilson from our commercial property team highlights how the recent tightening of regulations to prevent the letting of ‘sub-standard’ properties affects farm tenancies and rural residential lettings. The let…

How will the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme…

On Friday, May 29, 2020, the government announced further details regarding the already extended CJRS, and how it would start to gradually ease the support to businesses as the economy…

Taking the right path on redundancy and…

Businesses of all shapes and sizes are having to think differently about how they deliver services, and for many it will mean reorganising the workforce. Olivia Bailey, solicitor in Harrison…

Turnover Rent: A future consideration for commercial…

Senior associate solicitor, Hannah Hughes, offers an alternative arrangement that may be suitable for future commercial property leases to improve business relationships between landlords and tenants during times of financial…

CJRS Hub

We have built a portal which contains a number of letter templates, sample policies and fact sheets which cover current and future coronavirus-related employment and CJRS queries including, by way…

Top tips for managing seasonal workers for…

Meeting the demands of a seasonal and labour-intensive rural business can often result in employee management becoming a low priority. Olivia Bailey and Kate Shawcross from our employment and regulatory…

Plan early to avoid unnecessary redundancies, warns…

Businesses need to ensure they consider all possible alternatives to redundancy when planning their recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s the message from Harrison Drury’s associate solicitor and employment law…

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Preparing your employees’…

Olivia Bailey, solicitor in our employment and regulatory team, offers guidance for employers after the government’s recent announcement of an extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and its plans…

Construction sector update: Managing the reopening of…

Alex Walmsley, solicitor in Harrison Drury’s property and construction litigation team offers guidance for contractors and sub-contractors during a period of uncertainty for the construction sector as the government looks…

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