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Can coronavirus be cited in force majeure…

Maria Roussari, paralegal in Harrison Drury’s commercial property team, discusses force majeure clauses in existing contractual agreements in the wake of the current coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. The ongoing coronavirus COVID-19…

Budget 2020 and coronavirus – What employers…

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has annouced his first budget and, as expected, the coronavirus outbreak has taken centre stage. Kate Shawcross, employment solicitor at Harrison Drury, looks at the measures that…

Attractive future for Clitheroe beautician’s business

A Clitheroe business owner plans to expand her beautician business after securing the lease on units at a local business park. Beauty Boutique has agreed a five-year lease on three…

Coronavirus in the workplace – reducing risk…

Roger Spence, head of Harrison Drury’s employment and HR team, details some practical steps employers can take to manage potential staff sickness and absence linked to the coronavirus outbreak. With…

Football club dispute shows importance of shareholder…

Jack Stephenson outlines why the ex-owner of Sheffield United Football Club was refused the chance to appeal against a club ownership dispute. Former owner of Sheffield United, Kevin McCabe, has…

Do directors’ duties remain after a company…

Nick Booth, a director at Harrison Drury and dispute resolution specialist, comments on the recent ruling that addresses the continuing duties of directors after a company enters into administration or…

Drafting construction contracts for modular projects –…

Alex Walmsley, solicitor in Harrison Drury’s property and construction litigation team, discusses how the outcome of a recent case may influence drafting in future construction contracts when dealing with the…

Kate Shawcross

Senior 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…

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