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Children’s charity makes permanent home in Morecambe

A Morecambe charity that supports children and young adults with disabilities and special educational needs will be able to help even more people after purchasing the building it operates from.…

Where would a Brexit leave the charities…

The Charity Commission has warned charitable organisations against engaging in political campaigns around the upcoming EU referendum. In this blog, Rhian Hawkins, the head of Harrison Drury’s Charities & Not…

Six legal issues to address when negotiating…

Large businesses that are used to negotiating contracts on a day-to-day basis will no doubt be familiar with the legal pitfalls involved. They may have dedicated procurement departments handling negotiations…

Five ways to reduce claims for workplace…

A recent High Court case has shed more light on the circumstances in which an employer may be liable for psychiatric illness caused by occupational stress. In the case of…

Avoiding the libel trap lurking on social…

A number of high-profile politicians, sports stars, business people and other celebrities have got themselves into hot water for publishing defamatory comments on social media. The action Lord McAlpine took…

Dealing with disputes in a fragmenting boardroom

People who own and run limited companies will always have their differences – that’s just a fact of life. It is sometimes healthy for individuals within these businesses to have…

Harrison Drury signs up to support Wills…

Harrison Drury is supporting a campaign encouraging people to plan for the future by writing a will while also supporting their local hospice. The firm is backing Wills Week 2014…

Right to request Flexible Working – the…

The Flexible Working Regulations 2014 came into force on June 30, 2014 extending the right to make a request for flexible working to any employee who has been employed for 26…

How do new consumer contract rules impact…

Businesses need to be aware of a number of recent changes to the law that will impact on the terms and conditions or ‘contracts’ they have in place with the…

An employer’s guide to dealing with World…

Do I have to give staff time off to watch the World Cup? This is a question we always get asked around the time of major sporting events. There seems…

Why can my business no longer reclaim…

New rules aimed at encouraging long-term sick employees to return to the workplace have come into force in the UK. Changes to legislation, which came into effect from April 6…

Dealing with Early Conciliation in employment claims

Changes to the way UK employment claims are dealt came into force today (May 6) with prospective claimants now being required to submit an ‘Early Conciliation Form’ to ACAS before…

Staffing for the upturn: How to avoid…

A recurring theme in many of my conversations with clients over recent months has been the dearth of new talent available to their organisation. With the economy in recovery mode,…

New employment tribunal rules come into force

New rules aimed at reducing the number of employment tribunals have come into force and could see employers facing fines of up to £5,000. Changes to the law, which came…

Publically owned land – the Right to…

In a recent blog I looked at the issue of Community Right to Bid which enables local community groups to bid to purchase local property where it is deemed that…

What are the new rules on shared…

Under the latest Government plans, new parents will soon be able to share up to 50 weeks’ leave after having a baby or adopting. Current legislation allows new mothers to…

How does Community Right to Bid affect…

Q. I am selling a property that has been classed as an ‘asset of community value’. What are the implications of this and will it delay the disposal of the…

How can I pursue a debt owed…

It’s not unusual if you are owed money by a company for it to enter some form of insolvency process, but this doesn’t mean that all is lost. Subject to…

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