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Gifting land, is it that easy?

So, you’re fortunate enough to own some land, and you wish to gift parts to your children....

Demergers - an option to pass your business to your children

As a business owner, it can often be difficult to decide how best to hand over the running of the...

Managing conflict in family businesses

Directors are concerned with the running of a business day to day. Shareholders are owners of a...

Employment in a family owned business

Over the years I have come across all manner of employment issues in family owned...

Health and safety law(s) in construction

Health and safety is an obvious concern across all industries. It’s of particular...

Health and safety offence sentencing guidelines

In the event the HSE elects to proceed with enforcement action by way of prosecution against the...

How to avoid common pitfalls in your construction project

The judgment Cartwright Pond Ltd v Wild [2021] EWHC 1600 (TCC)   highlights key issues...

Disputes between homeowners and building contractors

As an Associate Solicitor specialising in dispute resolution and construction law, I am often...

Does your contract cover prior works?

I was once asked to assist a client to draft the construction contracts for a number of projects...

Defending adjudication: How to avoid common pitfalls?

Adjudication has been successful in overcoming problems previously associated with resolving...

Mandatory Covid vaccinations for care home staff

Ministers recently voted in favour of approving the draft of The Health and Social Care Act 2008...

Do you have resident care home employees?

Some employees live at their place of work in connection with their employment. This can arise...

Planning an exit from your healthcare business

Whether you operate your healthcare business as a sole trader, partnership, LLP or company there...

Government response on sexual harassment in the workplace

The government has published its response to the 2019 consultation on sexual harassment in the...

Health & Safety Dismissals relating to Covid-19

With the easing of lockdown, it is no surprise that there has been an increase in the number of...

Working from home - Flexible Working Application

Many employees will have been working from home during the Covid-19 pandemic and given the recent...

Are you a first-time commercial tenant?

Here at Birkett Long, we act for many different types of landlords and tenants. But, if this is...

Buying a business - due diligence more important than ever

When buying a business, whether by way of an asset or share deal, the process of due diligence is...

Sustainable growth - doesn't have to cost the Earth!

No matter which sector your business is in, or where it is located, we are all coming under...

Death benefit where suicide is suspected

Blog updated 12/7/21 Some contracts of employment entitle the employee to a death in service...
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