Legacies ……the next 21 years?
Next year, The Heart of Kent Hospice celebrates 21 years of providing very specialist palliative care to patients with a life-limiting illness. Kate Bosley, Chief Executive, r...
Three-point test for duty of care responsibility
Leisure and hospitality businesses want to ensure guests and customers enjoy their time and feel as safe as possible, but to what extent does a nightclub owner have a duty to ...
Loss must be proven to be actionable
Losing a professional or sales team can be a severe blow to a business and it is not uncommon for companies to poach rival firms’ teams. To minimise the risk of such a loss ...
Website privacy rule change
A new EU directive has been imposed to force member states to make changes to their national legislation around how websites collect cookies. Many websites only allow full access ...
Tackle rent arrears without delay to mitigate losses
There are always risks when renting out residential property to tenants. If you have a mortgage on the property, payment of that remains your responsibility so if your tenant...
Guard against id fraud to prevent home from being sold
A person’s home is usually their biggest asset, and one which is looked after and protected by the owner. But imagine a situation where your home is sold by someone pre...
Acting on Bribery is now a must for all businesses
The Government’s new Bribery Act came into force on 1 July. It has generated much discussion and many myths have arisen around it, the most preposterous being that corp...
Protecting land rights – how long do short-term covenants last?
Clearly written covenants will ensure clarity and prevent misinterpretation in the often complex area of property and land rights. Some disputes can end up in court if a covenant ...
Polytunnels do not require an environmental impact assessment
A Herefordshire farmer who wished to set up more than 50 hectares of polytunnels on his 377 hectare farm found his wishes opposed by environmental group Natural England in a case w...
Seek legal advice before drafting letters of intent
Letters of intent are widely used in the building trade, because it is not unusual for both developer and contractor to wish to make progress on a building project without having t...