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Blog archive: July, 2014

Sustainable building makes sense, financially too

Construction costs will fall if companies build in a sustainable way was one of the key messages to emerge from the recent Real Estate Around London seminar held at the iconic BRE Innovation Park in Watford, the world’s first building science centre. The BRE Innovation Park is itself home to sustainable buildings made from innovative low carbon materials. …

Sustainable building makes sense, financially too

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Political Tensions in the Workplace

  The papers are currently full of stories charting the rise of UKIP, and their success in the recent Local Council and European Parliament elections. Whatever your own politics, it is clear that there is an increasing swell of support for a party that, in some people’s eyes, promotes a political agenda that might be …

Political Tensions in the Workplace

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Prime Minister of India – Good for business?

We were delighted to see Narendra Modi sworn in last week as the new Prime Minister of India after a landslide victory. While meeting clients and business contacts in India, Sherrards’ Managing Partner Alasdair McMillin had the opportunity to have a private meeting with Narendra Modi when he was Chief Minister of Gujarat and comments: …

Prime Minister of India – Good for business?

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Sherrards take to the high seas at R3!

Sherrards partner Karen Dobson, an Associate Member of R3, recently attended their annual conference in Vilamoura. Karen, who has an international speed boat licence, chartered a power boat thrilling some liquidators (not easily done!) by taking them out for the ride of their lives on the Atlantic Ocean.     R3, the association of business recovery …

Sherrards take to the high seas at R3!

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Sherrards Solicitors meets the Taipei British Chamber of Commerce

Paul Marmor and Andrew Cooke of Sherrards recently met with Heidi Gallant and Wendy Shieh of the BCCT at the English Speaking Union to discuss international trade opportunities between UK and Taiwan businesses.  Sherrards has recently joined the BCCT as its first overseas member.   Heidi Gallant commented: “There are huge opportunities for UK businesses …

Sherrards Solicitors meets the Taipei British Chamber of Commerce

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‘Sherrards Assassins’ kill off opposition

The Sherrards Assassins rugby 7s team competed in the Bournemouth 7s festival over the Bank Holiday weekend and came out victorious. The event is billed as the largest sporting and music festival in the world, with 350 teams competing in 28 tournaments across the sports of Rugby 7s, netball, hockey and dodgeball. Over 20,000 people …

‘Sherrards Assassins’ kill off opposition

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Sherrards hosts British Triathlon winner

Sherrards was delighted to host and support aspiring triathlete Hazel Smith in the run up to the British Triathlon Federation Sprint Championships held at Eton Dorney on Saturday 17th May. On a gloriously sunny day, several hundred competitors completed the 750m open water swim, 21.2km bike ride and 5km run. Hazel completed the event in the …

Sherrards hosts British Triathlon winner

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Don’t step in the jurisdiction accidentally!

A recent decision of the High Court (Desarrollo Immobililiario Y Negocios Industriales De Alta v Kdader Holdings Company Limited [2014] EWHC 1460 (QB))  is a timely reminder of the danger of a defendant submitting itself to the jurisdiction of a US court, which makes a judgment of the US court enforceable in England, when it …

Don’t step in the jurisdiction accidentally!

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Does a LLP Member Have Employment Rights?

LLPs and partnerships should pay attention to a Supreme Court decision on the question of the employment status of LLP members. The case of Clyde & Co v Bates van Winkelhof decided that a member of an LLP (in this case, a fixed-share equity partner of a firm of solicitors) has “worker” status and is …

Does a LLP Member Have Employment Rights?

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Need help in Taiwan? Give us a call

While you may think of us as a just London and St Albans law firm, there is in fact much more to us than meets the eye! Without wanting to blow our trumpet too loudly, we have broadened our horizons in recent years to become one of the UK’s most capable international law firms, even …

Need help in Taiwan? Give us a call

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