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Business is booming at new Preston eatery

A Preston entrepreneur is hoping to cook-up business success after opening a new city centre restaurant. Theatre Street Bar and Grill is based off Fishergate and is the new arm…

Harrison Drury in UK’s first successful appeal…

Harrison Drury’s regulatory and licensing team has been successful in overturning a closure order, applied for by the Lancashire Constabulary, and made against a nightclub in Preston. The decision of…

Naomi helps shape Cumbria tourism agenda

Harrison Drury director Naomi Fell was among those invited to share their views at the Cumbria Leisure and Tourism Roundtable, an annual summit of the region’s tourism leaders. The event,…

Licensing lawyers help concert firm clinch date…

Licensing experts at Harrison Drury have helped a renowned concert promotion company to expand one of its flagship summer music events. The firm represented Cuffe and Taylor in its bid…

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…

What’s next for zero hours contracts?

Legislation preventing employers from using exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts has now become law. The legislation, which took effect on May 26, makes clauses in contracts of employment that…

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…

Q&A: Increase in court fees for businesses

Government increases in some civil court fees are due to come into effect from March 9, 2015, and will have a big financial impact on all businesses that regularly use…

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…

Harsher penalties could be in store for…

A review of sentencing guidelines could result in tougher penalties for individuals and organisations who flout health and safety regulations or breach food hygiene legislation. The Sentencing Council is consulting…

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…

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…

How the recent ruling on Holiday Pay…

The recent ruling of the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) will affect employers whose workers are required to work overtime when they are asked to do so. Holiday pay has usually…

Harrison Drury keeps GMT on time

Harrison Drury’s leisure and tourism team helped a high-profile summer music festival go ahead after advising on licensing and regulatory matters. The Greenwich Music Time (GMT) festival, staged on the…

Cumbria duo targeting restaurant success

Two entrepreneurs behind a new Italian-themed restaurant in the Lake District are already planning to open up at two more locations following its successful launch. Caffe Riva, which has transformed…

Harrison Drury’s role in Lytham Proms success

The annual Lytham Proms concert has once again proved a huge success with over 30,000 people attending the three-night music extravaganza – and Harrison Drury playing its own role in…

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