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Blog archive: March, 2018

Breaking Ranks – Women in the Law

Any woman working in the field of law will be acutely aware of the challenges that she will face if she is to be successful in her career. Commercial law, in particular, is historically dominated by men and brings with it a culture of long and unsociable hours. Women still retain primary responsibility for childcare, …

Breaking Ranks – Women in the Law

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Sherrards award Intercultural Trophy to Institut Français, UK

Geraldine Fabre, a partner in Sherrards’ French team took to the stage at PWC’s London offices last week to announce the winner during the French Chamber of Commerce’s annual cross cultural quiz evening. Focusing on Sherrards international outlook in the face of increasing protectionist trends around the world, Geraldine praised the Institut Français’ commitment to …

Sherrards award Intercultural Trophy to Institut Français, UK

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Assets or Shares?

The Chancellor’s upbeat spring statement and predictions of the economy growing faster than expected, will hopefully provide some reassurance and optimism for UK businesses and investors. As a business owner, you are no doubt constantly seeking to grow and invest in your business, whatever the economic conditions and political uncertainties, such as Brexit. One way …

Assets or Shares?

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business isn’t Business

For lawyers, words matter. A lot. And for good reason. In a recent case in the High Court, Sherrards successfully defended a claim in which a former employer in the recruitment sector was trying to punish a former employee for having had dealings with one of its customers after the employee had left and joined …

business isn’t Business

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Make the right commercial decision when it comes to signing or granting a lease with security of tenure protection.

Whether you are the landlord or the tenant, you need to think carefully at the time of signing a new lease about what happens when the lease comes to an end.  A manufacturing company, for example, who has invested in the installation of specialist plant and machinery at a property, will want that lease to …

Make the right commercial decision when it comes to signing or granting a lease with security of tenure protection.

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Airbnb creates legal hazards

If you let property through Airbnb, you could be facing a legal minefield. Its rapid growth which provides an online platform for individuals to rent their homes or spare rooms short-term, has caused a stir across the world. But the law has not kept up with the technology, leading to a range of hazards for …

Airbnb creates legal hazards

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Employment Limits – Yearly Review

Each year, the government reviews the various limits applicable to sums payable or due in an employment context. It is important for employers to know about these changes to ensure that they are fully aware of their obligations, and the potential risks they face with respect to their employees. With effect from 6 April 2018, …

Employment Limits – Yearly Review

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