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Blog archive: December, 2018

Sherrards assassins- Emirates Airlines Dubai rugby 7’s

The Sherrards Assassins recently played in the International Men’s Open at the Emirates Airlines Dubai Rugby 7’s and having won five out of their six games, they won the Plate Competition and returned home with some further silverware.  This added to the success that the team have had over the last six/seven years both in …

Sherrards assassins- Emirates Airlines Dubai rugby 7’s

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Testing times: Practical tips commercial landlords should consider when granting a lease

Sterling is weak and Brexit is lingering. Business uncertainty, particularly the risk of tenant insolvency, is undoubtedly one of the biggest concerns for UK commercial landlords in the current climate. 2018 has seen increasing indicators of stress and change in the retail and restaurant sectors in particular, with tenants entering into CVA’s (company voluntary arrangements), …

Testing times: Practical tips commercial landlords should consider when granting a lease

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That’ll be two Hamburgers, please??

Sherrards’ Nicole Marmor and Geraldine Fabre attended a recent gathering of the Alliott Group German-speaking members in Hamburg. The meeting of German-speaking representatives from the alliance firms included members from all over Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands, as well as Nicole and Geraldine, with most of the meeting being conducted in German. …

That’ll be two Hamburgers, please??

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Dealing with disgruntled former employees

In our previous blog, we focused on options for employers to consider in dealing with vexatious employees who are still in their employment. This blog focuses on how employers can deal with litigious/vexatious former employees who bring claims in the Employment Tribunal following the termination of their employment. As a result of the abolition of Employment …

Dealing with disgruntled former employees

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Keeping connected

Being connected to the internet is something we almost take for granted these days. Tenants looking to move into new premises are likely to assume that adequate connections will already be available or reasonably straightforward to set up.  This isn’t necessarily the case and before you find yourself unable to get your business up and …

Keeping connected

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Equity Release – a good idea or not?

Equity release, where a person aged 55 or over is able to release cash from their home and continue living there, seems to be very much back in favour.  The money may be taken as a lump sum or in several smaller amounts or both.  In simple terms, the home owner retains ownership of their …

Equity Release – a good idea or not?

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Location, location, location

Commercial property availability and price is a controversial subject in and around St Albans. It is an issue that seems to be raised vociferously at every business meeting. Hardly surprising since, in the recent ‘Barriers to Growth’ research commissioned by the members of The City of Expertise, 80% of the businesses in and around St …

Location, location, location

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Cohabiting siblings could win same treatment as married couples

This month Prime Minister Theresa May announced that heterosexual couples will be able to enter into civil partnerships, giving them substantial tax benefits. It could open the way for cohabiting siblings to also receive the same treatment, pending a proposed change in the law. Ms May’s announcement follows a Supreme Court ruling in June this …

Cohabiting siblings could win same treatment as married couples

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Foreign investment into the UK limited by national security concerns?

Paul Marmor spoke at the recent annual Alliott Group worldwide conference in Vancouver, on the UK government’s concerns over foreign investment and national security.  Looking from a UK perspective, Paul talked about the growing trend, particularly among Western governments, towards scrutinising foreign mergers and take-overs, and even intervening, where there is a perception that national …

Foreign investment into the UK limited by national security concerns?

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The vexing problem of aggrieved employees in the recruitment industry

You are in a business that revolves around people – clients, candidates and above all else your employees. So what do you do when you are faced with an employee who raises a complaint or threatens to bring an Employment Tribunal claim against your business? What if you consider that their complaint has absolutely no …

The vexing problem of aggrieved employees in the recruitment industry

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