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Harrison Drury’s High Court victory highlights issue of compliant witness statements

In a recent judgment, where Harrison Drury successfully acted for the claimant, His Honour Judge Pearce emphasised the importance of complying with PD57AC and the potential sanctions solicitors face if…


Selling a business through a management buyout

A management buyout (MBO) is one way to plan for succession of a business when the owners are seeking to step back. Solicitor Kerry Southworth from Harrison Drury’s corporate and…


Harrison Drury advises on buyout of luxury portable loo firm

A North West company that hires out portable toilets and showers for events and shows has been acquired by a new owner with plans to diversify and grow the business.…


Use of private email and messaging apps: the data protection implications for business.

Harrison Drury’s regulatory team looks at the risks in using private email and messaging applications such as WhatsApp within the business environment. In July 2022, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)…


Landmark judgment on collateral warranties used in new Court of Appeal case

A legal precedent established in 2013 with help from Harrison Drury’s property litigation team has been used to determine another construction dispute at the Court of Appeal. The case has…


Harrison Drury advises on major caravan park deal

Harrison Drury has advised on a major leisure sector deal that has seen a Lancashire holiday park, set in the grounds of an historic hall, sold to new owners. Our…


Winding-up petitions after April 1st – what are the new rules?

As of 1 April 2022, the temporary restrictions on issuing winding-up petitions will come to an end, as part of a general relaxation of coronavirus-related legislation. Peter Barlow examines if…


IR35 and off-payroll working rules in the private sector: One year on

Emily Leeming, solicitor in Harrison Drury’s employment law team, considers the off-payroll working rules for private sector businesses, one year on from their implementation. The IR35 rules were introduced by…


Offering work to Ukrainian refugees – What you need to consider

Sarah Astley and Lucy McKevitt from Harrison Drury’s employment law team summarise the key considerations for employers offering work to Ukrainian refugees. Under the recently introduced Homes for Ukraine scheme,…


Entitlement to paid annual leave: The case of Smith v Pimlico Plumbers Limited

In the recent case of Smith v Pimlico Plumbers Limited, the Court of Appeal held that a worker is entitled to compensation for leave that has been taken but not…


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