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What should happen to an employee’s shares when they exit a business?

A recent court decision highlights the importance of compulsory share transfer provisions in the context of outgoing employee shareholders. Charles Mather from our corporate team considers the case and its…


Pharmacy First Service – Guidance for your pharmacy business

The new Pharmacy First Service, implemented on January 31 2024, allows people to access treatments for seven conditions, such as sore throats and earaches, direct from pharmacies without the need…


The effectiveness of disclaimers and accountants’ duties to third parties

Charles Mather, trainee solicitor in our corporate & commercial team, looks at a recent case concerning disclaimers and accountants’ duties to third parties. Where accountants receive instructions from both parties…


Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act – Changes to Companies House in March 2024

Changes are incoming at Companies House that will impact not just every company, but the countless agents and advisers who file on their behalf. Kerry Southworth, associate solicitor in our…


What the Post Office IT scandal can teach us about conducting workplace investigations

Helen Russell from Harrison Drury’s employment and HR team reflects on the Post Office IT scandal and what learnings can be drawn for how investigations into alleged workplace wrongdoing should…


New hospitality venue brings a unique experience to Longton

A new tap house and cocktail bar has opened its doors in Longton, bringing a quality food and beverage experience to the town centre. Hoptons of Longton is an industrial…


Mark Traynor appointed to lead Harrison Drury’s NW corporate team

Harrison Drury has appointed experienced corporate lawyer Mark Traynor as the new head of its corporate team in the region. Mark, who joins after more than four years as a…


Employee side hustles – What you need to know as an employer

A ‘side hustle’ is paid work that is separate from one’s main employment. Side hustles are becoming more common throughout the UK, and data suggests that the rise in secondary…


Fixed Recoverable Costs and the New Intermediate Track

Significant reform to costs recovery in the civil justice system is now imminent. With effect from 1 October 2023, new rules regarding fixed recoverable costs will apply, including the introduction…


Factory automation specialist targets growth with move to new premises

A Lancashire business that specialises in helping world-leading manufacturers automate their operations is targeting growth after securing new premises in Burnley. LED Controls – which supplies electric motor controls, building…


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