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Recruitment & Retention- todays greatest challenge

Sherrards, along with 20 other professional service firms and the St Albans City Chamber and Council, formed the ‘City of Expertise’ group in 2013 to showcase St Albans as a thriving business hub. Made up of law firms, chartered surveyors/infrastructure, accountants and financial services firms, the City of Expertise group recognises and promotes the huge …

Recruitment & Retention- todays greatest challenge

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Rent Reviews: Not to be disregarded

A landlord can only conduct a rent review if there is a rental review provision in the lease. In modern leases, reviews are around every three to five years. Negotiations over rent clauses are crucial because the landlord will have a different objective to the tenant as the provisions often only allow for increases in …

Rent Reviews: Not to be disregarded

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Adopting the right mentality for Mental Health

After the high-profile support of Prince William and Harry, last month’s Mental Health Awareness week reinforced the need to prioritise mental wellbeing in modern society and in particular in the workplace.  ACAS suggest that 1 in 4 of us suffer from mental health issues and the Mental Health Foundation report that two thirds of us …

Adopting the right mentality for Mental Health

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New Scheme for Business Tenants

HMCTS have initiated a pilot scheme to introduce a more cost-effective way of dealing with unopposed lease renewals, by transferring them over from the Central London County Court to the First-Tier Tribunal (FTT) Property Chamber. On a positive note, this should reduce unnecessary delays and force parties into focusing on the job at hand but …

New Scheme for Business Tenants

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The Supreme Court rules on the need for variations to be agreed in writing

In a decision last week (16 May 2018), the Supreme Court held that a variation clause (also known as a no oral modification (NOM) clause) is legally effective, restoring the order of the County Court which had been overruled by the Court of Appeal. Variation or NOM clauses are commonplace in contracts for various reasons …

The Supreme Court rules on the need for variations to be agreed in writing

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Springboard into recruitment

Starting any business from scratch is a daunting task. It’s no different when it comes to starting a recruitment business. But it’s a darn sight easier if you’ve got a ready-made database of clients and candidates. It’s an all-too familiar scenario in the recruitment sector: a member of staff leaving to set up on his …

Springboard into recruitment

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