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Harrison Drury advises Walker Fire on two…

Lancashire headquartered fire safety specialist Walker Fire has made two further acquisitions as part of its continued expansion in the fire detection and security sector. The Preston-based firm has bought…

Thomas Connell

Legal Apprentice

Using sustainability to attract employees – top…

The battle for talent has seen the issue of ‘greener employment’ surge up the agenda for many businesses seeking to be more appealing to future employees. Olivia Bailey and Lucy…

Winding-up petitions after April 1st – what…

As of 1 April 2022, the temporary restrictions on issuing winding-up petitions will come to an end, as part of a general relaxation of coronavirus-related legislation. Peter Barlow examines if…

Offering work to Ukrainian refugees – What…

Kate Shawcross and Lucy McKevitt from Harrison Drury’s employment law team summarise the key considerations for employers offering work to Ukrainian refugees. Under the recently introduced Homes for Ukraine scheme,…

The Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Act

After the government has issued many press releases heavy on ideas yet light on detail, the Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Act is now in force, and the long moratorium has ended.…

Entrepreneur opens Thai restaurant with ‘street market’…

A business graduate from Lancaster University has opened a Thai restaurant in the heart of Lancaster. Jing Pongwisaitat, founder of TwoThai restaurant, seeks to offer an authentic Thai street food…

Accommodation for agricultural workers

It is not uncommon for farms to provide accommodation for its workers. Joseph Mitchell, an associate solicitor in Harrison Drury’s property litigation team, looks at some of the common pitfalls…

Rangi Chase – Rugby player’s reduced ban…

Matthew Astley, head of Harrison Drury’s sports sector team, and Hannah Pike, solicitor from the sports sector team, consider UK Anti-Doping’s recent decision to ban Rangi Chase from sport for…

23/02/22

Harrison Drury helps PJM Property Investments Group…

Harrison Drury's commercial property team has helped an acquisitive property investment group to acquire three new properties in Central Lancashire. PJM Property Investments Ltd has acquired Cuerden Green Mill in…

Committed carers Cheryl and Kirk become new…

A respected Lytham care home which has been providing care for over 40 years has been taken over by new owners. Westholme Care Home, based in Victoria Road in the…

Entitlement to paid annual leave: The case…

In the recent case of Smith v Pimlico Plumbers Limited, the Court of Appeal held that a worker is entitled to compensation for leave that has been taken but not…

COVID-19 vaccination status: How easy is it…

Associate solicitor Sarah Astley from Harrison Drury’s employment law team explains the risks in withdrawing sick pay for unvaccinated employees and what employers need to consider before making any changes…

Can a commercial landlord terminate a tenancy…

Hasin Amin, a solicitor in our property litigation team at Harrison Drury, refers to a recent case Macey v Pizza Express (Restaurants) Ltd [2021] EWHC 2847 (Ch) to explain what…

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022: Are my employees…

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee includes an additional bank holiday in May 2022. Olivia Bailey from Harrison Drury’s employment law team outlines an employer’s position in determining its employees’ rights to…

25/01/22
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