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Business Law

Kate Shawcross

Associate Solicitor

What does a ‘conservation covenant’ mean for…

Chloe Harrison, trainee solicitor in Harrison Drury’s property litigation department, discusses the proposals in the government’s latest green initiative and what they may mean for landowners and future developers. The…

Sussex Royal saga has lessons for protecting…

Kerry Southworth, solicitor in the corporate and commercial team at Harrison Drury, examines the parallels between the Royal Family’s recent woes and the need to protect family businesses. The recent…

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What is the difference between a positive…

Jody Proudman of Harrison Drury’s property litigation team, outlines the distinction between a positive covenant and an easement, and the subsequent obligations to boundary management for land owners. Accurate analysis…

Can I protect the access to sunlight…

Following a recent case, Jody Proudman of Harrison Drury’s property litigation team, discusses the implications for planning applications that affect natural light reaching existing solar panels. Solar panels have in…

What ‘promoting professionalism, reforming regulation’ means for…

David Edwards, director and head of the healthcare sector team, highlights what healthcare professionals need to be aware of following the government’s response to the consultation on reforming regulation. Between…

Catherine joins Harrison Drury’s property team

Harrison Drury has appointed experienced commercial property solicitor Catherine Worthington. Catherine will work across our Lancaster and Kendal offices and will advise clients on a wide range of property law…

Harrison Drury advises as Barton Grange hotel…

Harrison Drury has advised the previous owners of the well-known Barton Grange Hotel near Preston on its sale to a Wigan-based operator. The hotel, a former manor house, has been…

Chefs open restaurant in Lancaster canal quarter

Two Lancaster-based chefs have joined forces to open their own restaurant business in the city’s canal quarter. Alan Hempton and James Cocker have opened The Quarterhouse Kitchen + Bar on…

Steam train line’s future secured in land…

A popular community light railway in Lancashire will continue to operate after purchasing land along its route which had been earmarked for development. The West Lancashire Light Railway, based in…

Paving the way to land ownership: Recent…

Solicitor Jody Proudman, from Harrison Drury’s property litigation team, considers the implications of the Court of Appeal decision in the Thorpe v Frank case, and how it may affect future…

Homes plan helps Whalley school look to…

Whalley-based Oakhill School is to invest in a new state-of-the-art facility after securing an agreement to make some of its unused land available for a small housing development. The development…

Land deal nets bright future for Worsthorne…

The future of a popular green space in a Burnley village has been secured for the local community for another quarter of a century after a new long-term lease was…

Protect business data when buying or selling…

Solicitor Kerry Southworth and paralegal Alice Halpin, from Harrison Drury’s corporate team have partnered with regulatory team to offer guidance on data protection during merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions. Data…

Property specialist joins Harrison Drury’s Clitheroe office

Harrison Drury has expanded its property team with the appointment of solicitor Roberto Bonaminio. Roberto Bonaminio, Clitheroe Office Roberto, who previously worked at Steele & Son with Bagot Heyes, is…

Employing EU citizens in the UK after…

As we approach ‘exit day’ from Europe on October 31, 2019, it is vital that UK businesses consider the extent to which they rely on, and benefit from, employing EU…

Haulage firm chooses Leyland for new distribution…

North West-based H Parkinson Haulage Ltd (HPH) has chosen Leyland to be its fourth distribution centre in the region with plans to develop it as the firm’s new head office.…

Holiday pay entitlements for part-year workers

Olivia Bailey, solicitor in Harrison Drury's employment and regulatory team, considers the implications of the Court of Appeal decision in The Harpur Trust v Lesley Brazel & UNISON [2019] EWCA…

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