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Blog archive: December, 2017

Retail goes Pop at Christmas

The rise of the ‘pop up’ shop in shopping centres and high streets throughout the UK has kept the retail team at Sherrards working flat out in the run up to Christmas.  Led by Terry Fendt and Stephanie Kierans, they have provided the legal advice on 28 pop up stores for long standing client Menkind …

Retail goes Pop at Christmas

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Disclosure – all change?

Over the coming months all eyes will be on the development of the area of ‘disclosure’ and the way in which that task is undertaken if the Disclosure Working Committee’s proposal for a mandatory disclosure pilot scheme goes ahead. The rationale behind the proposal is understandable. For anyone involved in commercial proceedings, disclosure is arguably …

Disclosure – all change?

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How to avoid boundary disputes and stay on good terms with your neighbours

Picture the scene: John Smith decides to move a fence a few inches into his neighbour’s land. He thinks nothing of it. In fact, he believes the additional land is his anyway. He re-locates the fence whilst his neighbour is away on holiday. John’s actions spark a row and a claim for adverse possession is …

How to avoid boundary disputes and stay on good terms with your neighbours

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Co-habitation- it can make you poorer

Beyond the stark warnings of the recent BBC article  highlighting the challenges faced by unmarried couples in life, they are also at a serious tax disadvantage post death both in terms of how the estate is shared if their partner dies without leaving a Will (they have no automatic claim on assets solely owned by …

Co-habitation- it can make you poorer

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Doing business in China: A legal perspective

With a booming economy, China has become an economic powerhouse for UK businesses looking to expand, as a result of the country’s high growth and investment potential. While the Chinese market is attractive to investors across a range of sectors, the country has a reputation for being a difficult market to penetrate from an international …

Doing business in China: A legal perspective

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The relevance of legal directories discussed at showcase panel, at the IBA conference in Sydney

Paul Marmor, head of Litigation and Dispute Resolution and responsible for the development of Sherrards’ International Services, recently presented at a panel at the International Bar Association’s annual conference in Sydney, on the relevance of legal directories. The panel included David Burgess, the Publishing Director of the Legal 500, which is among the most prestigious …

The relevance of legal directories discussed at showcase panel, at the IBA conference in Sydney

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A Touchy Subject… Top Five Tips for Dealing With Sexual Harassment Complaints

I was at a networking event the other night and the hot topic of conversation amongst the guests was the allegations that have been made against Hollywood producer, Harvey Weinstein. Everyone agreed that, if the allegations are true, his behaviour was heinous and entirely unacceptable. He was a man in a position of power, who …

A Touchy Subject… Top Five Tips for Dealing With Sexual Harassment Complaints

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Don’t get in a ‘MEES’ about the new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards

We are now less than a year away from the introduction of the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES), which are due to come into force on 1 April 2018 and will make it unlawful to grant a new lease of residential or commercial premises with an EPC rating of band F or G.  As this …

Don’t get in a ‘MEES’ about the new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards

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Preventing Property Fraud – you CAN help yourselves

Residential property owners open themselves up to property fraud particularly when leaving properties empty in circumstances such as void periods between tenancies; living overseas for part of the year; carrying out building works; parents moving to residential homes; and whilst waiting for grant of probate. Unsurprisingly, properties are also at risk when they are tenanted, …

Preventing Property Fraud – you CAN help yourselves

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The results are in…

Sherrards have again been highly recommended in the Legal 500 Directory for our corporate/commercial, litigation, commercial property, employment and private client work –  all with very good rankings. It is however our people who really stand out with recognition for Jean-Paul da Costa, Geraldine Fabre, Asha Ngai, Terry Fendt, Paul Marmor, Marta Grieve, Karen Dobson, …

The results are in…

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