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Company law changes in June 2016

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 is bringing in a number of company law changes. Harrison Drury’s Brett Cooper looks at what businesses need to do to ensure…

Insurance Act 2015: Is your business ready?

The Insurance Act 2015 is coming into force in August this year and represents the most significant change to insurance in contract law for over a century, but are you…

Free legal advice for businesses affected by…

Has your business been affected in any way by the floods caused in Lancashire and Cumbria by Storm Desmond? Harrison Drury's Lancaster office will be opening its doors to offer…

Deregulation Act: Do your residential lettings comply…

Are you a residential landlord? The laws surrounding residential property lettings have recently changed in a bid to make them simpler and clearer. But with the changes come new responsibilities…

Five rules for creating a safer workplace

In all the health and safety cases I have witnessed over the years a common thread runs through nearly all of them – they might have been avoided. It is…

7 vital ways to protect your solar…

Has your business recently diversified into the renewables sector? Or maybe you are considering getting into the solar energy sector. Either way, Harrison Drury's energy law specialist Brett Cooper has…

Are you ready for feed-in-tariff cuts for…

A must-read for all solar panel users – it looks set to be an eventful few months for the solar energy industry in the lead up to the government’s January cuts.…

Changes to Modern Slavery Act: Does your…

From October 2015, new obligations under section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act will apply to certain commercial organisations. Relevant businesses will be required to publish an annual ‘anti-slavery and…

Religious discrimination: Is a limit on garment…

There has been a flurry of religious discrimination cases making the headlines in recent weeks. Two cases in particular illustrate that employers can face difficult and conflicting considerations when dealing…

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…

Four ways to recover debt from an…

Just because a company has or is about to enter an insolvency process does not necessarily mean that all is lost. I have been involved in a number of recent…

Challenging and enforcing restrictive covenants

A restrictive covenant affecting freehold land usually restricts the use of its land in some way for the benefit of another's land. There are generally two types of covenant affecting…

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…

Government retains insolvency litigation LASPO exemption

A new plan to extend the temporary exemption of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO) in insolvency litigation cases has been announced. The LASPO Act…

The importance of proactively protecting your trade…

In increasingly competitive markets, and in a digital age where brand imagery and other intellectual property (IP) is easily accessible, making it more susceptible to replication, protecting your brand has…

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…

Diamond role for Harrison Drury

Harrison Drury has been chosen to provide legal advice for one of music legend Neil Diamond’s UK concerts next year – his first in four years. The firm has been…

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