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    Is remanufacturing the next big sector opportunity?

    While remanufacturing is not an entirely new concept, a recent report by the All-Party Parliamentary Sustainable Resource Group (APSRG) believes it has the potential to be £5.6bn industry in the…

    Incorporating a business – what’s involved?

    Most owners of start-up businesses will be asking this question when they begin to enjoy a certain level of financial success. With the money starting to come in, deciding at…

    Supplying the MOD – Considerations for manufacturers…

    The UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) spent £19.9 billion with UK industry in 2013 making it the number one customer for the nation’s manufacturing and engineering businesses. Over the next…

    What is an architect’s duty of care…

    Architects and building professionals who issue certificates or other documentation during, or on completion, of construction projects will be breathing a sigh of relief following a recent Court of Appeal…

    What constitutes a disability in the workplace?

    Several recent legal cases have implications for employers seeking to reduce the risk of claims of discrimination on the grounds of disability. In this blog, Harrison Drury director Roger Spence,…

    Exercising break options in commercial leases –…

    Break clauses have been the subject of much litigation in recent years with landlords seeking to protect income streams from their property investments in a depressed commercial rental market and…

    Keeping a lid on competition from ex-employees

    Being aware of threats to your business is a basic yet fundamental aspect of sound risk management and effective business planning. However, when identifying such threats, many businesses fail to…

    Six legal issues for digital and creative…

    While all businesses encounter legal issues at one time or another, anyone running a web development company, a software business, a branding and design agency, or PR and marketing firm…

    Does a guilty plea to corporate manslaughter…

    In a previous blog I looked at the four previous UK convictions for corporate manslaughter and how a guilty plea by the corporate entity could help the company’s individual directors…

    The important difference between periodic tenancy and…

    The Court of Appeal has provided further judicial guidance on the approach to be adopted in determining whether a tenant that is ‘holding over’ after the expiry of its lease…

    Harrison Drury lands new clients

    Harrison Drury has secured two new clients for its innovative fixed-price legal service. Kendal-based PHX Training and Preston Plastics are the latest to sign up to HD Anytime which challenges…

    New magistrate court fines should cause concern…

    New proposals on the maximum fines imposed by magistrates in England and Wales will have significant implications for businesses, not just individuals. The justice minister Jeremy Wright announced this week…

    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…

    Is it possible to challenge a director…

    It’s not uncommon to hear about former company directors being disqualified from holding directorships once their company has been put into a formal insolvency process. How is a director disqualified?…

    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…

    Landmark ruling for administrators and landlords

    The Court of Appeal has handed down the long awaited judgment in Re Games Station, in an important ruling for administrators and landlords. Prior to this judgment, due to the…

    Do I need a partnership agreement for…

    While GPs are doctors first and foremost, for those in a partnership practice they are also business people. It is important, therefore, that those in partnership set up their business…

    How can I protect my business in…

    Businesses of all sizes face a multitude of risks every day, but a question many business owners fail to answer is how they would cope in the event of a…

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