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Harrison Drury helps Exertrain secure new premises

Harrison Drury has helped a Lancashire fitness company secure new premises following a huge increase in sales of its specialist training equipment. Blackpool-based Exertrain has moved its headquarters to a…

Corporate manslaughter: What does the fourth UK…

A fourth UK company has been found guilty of corporate manslaughter in a case that provides further evidence that guilty pleas by the corporate entity are being used to avoid…

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…

When does the CPS get involved in…

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) along with local authorities are responsible for the enforcement of health and safety laws, designed to protect workers while they are at work. If…

Regulators join forces in health & safety…

A joint investigation by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) and the Environment Agency into an explosion at a Lancashire waste management site cost the operator £195,000 – and underscores…

New reporting rules for workplace injuries

From October 1, changes to the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) come into being aimed at simplifying the reporting mechanism. RIDDOR puts duties on employers, the…

What should be in my executive employment…

Problem: I’m in negotiations with a potential new employer about a senior executive position. What should I ask to be included in my employment contract and should I have a…

‘Don’t rush in’ call over owner-employee status

Businesses are being warned not to rush into new ‘owner-employee’ contracts that allow staff to give up some of their employment rights for shares in the business. The new owner-employee…

What should be covered in a shareholders’…

Problem I have recently started a new business with two former colleagues and we have been advised to draw up a shareholders’ agreement. Why do we need one and what…

Is my premises licence fit for purpose?

Whether you need a new premises licence or want to vary an existing one, the first thing to find out is exactly what you want one for. At Harrison Drury,…

Summary of changes to employment law

On 29 July 2013, a number of changes to employment law came into effect. These include the introduction of fees in employment tribunals, a cap on compensation for unfair dismissal…

HD Anytime gives legal boost to national…

Harrison Drury’s fixed fee legal service, HD Anytime, has helped a national airport parking and hotel booking business to flourish by taking a proactive approach to solving legal problems. Directors…

Q&A: What are the options for exiting…

Problem: I’m approaching my fifties, have a growing business and I now want to give some serious consideration to building it up and exiting. Some of my contacts have told…

How new whistleblowing rules affect businesses

Major changes to legislation protecting workplace whistleblowers have significant implications for employers. Harrison Drury's Employment law team, discusses the main issues for businesses need to be aware of. Whistleblowing is…

Keeping your business staffed over summer

With summer in full swing and the school holidays right around the corner, many employees will be planning to use some of their annual leave. As employers, this can result…

The cost implications of business prosecution

There have been recent changes to court costs rules for business prosecution & criminal proceedings following the introduction of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012. Under…

How to protect a business from bad…

Many businesses can find themselves in a situation where cash flow becomes an issue, so it is vital that companies correctly manage their credit and capital. This includes having the…

Legal considerations when incorporating a business

Many smaller businesses find it beneficial to operate under a simple unincorporated structure, such as a partnership, or as a sole trader. However, whether due to growth or for tax…

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