Our blog provides you with updates and points of view on different aspects of law that can affect individuals and businesses.

Posts are written by some of our partners, senior solicitors and solicitors.

The Hazards of Winter Motoring and How to Avoid Them

15 January 2021

Two vehicles were stolen in Louth, Lincolnshire this week. They had both been started and left to defrost on the roadside by their owners – incidents that highlight just one of the possible pitfalls of winter motoring. Wilkin Chapman Partner, Steve Hennegan, our Personal Injury specialist, looks at how to keep you, others, and your vehicles safe at this time of year.

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What is Insolvency?

13 January 2021

Insolvency is when an individual or company is not able to pay its debts or expenses as they fall due for payment. Company insolvency or Corporate insolvency means that a company’s liabilities (debts) are greater than its assets or the company cannot pay its bills whether that is tax or VAT due to HMRC or payments to supplier or salaries to employees.

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A Guide to the Building Safety Bill 2020

09 December 2020

The Building Safety Bill is one part of the Government’s proposed response to the Grenfell tragedy.

The Government has already banned some materials and provided funds towards the cost of removing unsafe cladding. New blocks of flats over 11m high will have to have sprinkler systems.

If enacted, the Bill will play its part by creating systems and responsibilities designed to help make sure nothing like Grenfell can happen again. It will probably become law in 2021 and into effect by 2023-4.

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Unfair Prejudicial Conduct by Shareholders and The Impact of Coronavirus

26 November 2020

As the country returns to work following lockdown, companies are having to adapt to the new normal as they implement social distancing measures and learn to work in new and flexible ways.

Some companies will not be able to go on. Others will, but will have to adapt in order to prosper. For most, business strategies and plans will need to be reconsidered at management level.

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Green Action Group Loses It's Legal Challenge, but Pledges to Appeal

25 November 2020

The High Court has dismissed a challenge by Rights:Community:Action Ltd against the Government’s easing of planning regulations, designed to help town centres ‘bounce back’.

In rejecting the environmental group’s legal action, the High Court highlighted the severe impact of Covid-19 on the nation’s urban retail and commercial areas, and how ‘urgent action’ is required.

The news will be welcomed by property owners, but the fight may not be over with an appeal in the offing, says Commercial Property solicitor Ben Cox.

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