News & Views

Retail: Unwanted Valentines gifts & Dry January

Dry January followed by Valentines Day – Mike Lewis from the Sherrards Retail Team investigates the ramifications… The press is full of stories of astronomical Business Rates and struggling public houses – ‘Dry January’ must only exacerbate this. However, friend of Sherrards, Sean Hughes, the publican of several of the finest bars in St Albans …

Retail: Unwanted Valentines gifts & Dry January

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Buying Real Estate in the UK

The UK Residential Real Estate system is unique.  It offers transparency, a secure way of holding an asset and clear rules on ownership.  Although it may seem complicated to an overseas investor it provides a structured way of ownership and allows for the relative ease of trading in properties. The first stage for an investor …

Buying Real Estate in the UK

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Kirsty steps into the ring for OLLIE

Sherrards Wills, Trusts and Probate Solicitor, Kirsty Limacher, will be stepping into the boxing ring at Harpenden Hall, St Albans on March 20th to support The OLLIE (One Life Lost Is Enough) Foundation, a charity dedicated to providing suicide prevention, intervention and support. An evening showcasing 15 fights, consisting of 3 rounds of 2-minute boxing …

Kirsty steps into the ring for OLLIE

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Sherrards take part in Rennie Grove’s ‘Make a Will month’

After the great success of last year, Sherrards’ Wills, Trusts and Probate team are offering their expertise once again to write Wills in return for a donation to Rennie Grove, as part of Make Your Will Month. Sherrards raised an amazing £5,125 for the scheme last year, contributing towards approximately a quarter of the overall …

Sherrards take part in Rennie Grove’s ‘Make a Will month’

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A reminder on protected tenancies

  When acting for a landlord or a buyer of a property one must remember to consider the concept of succession. Where a tenant is Rent Act 1977 protected, the landlord may well be burdened with a tenant for a number of years.  It is not uncommon for a buyer to acquire a freehold in …

A reminder on protected tenancies

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To suspend or not to suspend

Solicitor Jasmine Sudworth in the Sherrards Employment department explores suspension. Whilst suspension is a precautionary measure, it is important to note that the question over whether to suspend in the first place is still a vital question to be asked before any steps are taken. This has been highlighted by a recent tribunal matter where …

To suspend or not to suspend

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