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Demystifying Small Print: Boilerplate clauses explained

Do you breeze through contracts with a mere glance before signing on the dotted line? If so, you are not alone. Most individuals who are required to sign contracts tend to focus on what seems “important” whilst glossing over the finer details....

A guide to commercial leases for tenants

A lease is a legally binding agreement between you and your landlord for you to occupy their property with various rights granted in return for you making regular rental payments and complying with various obligations. Many commercial tenants seek to...

Making sense of the SEN system

The ways in which special educational needs (“SEN”) impact a person’s ability to learn depend largely on the SEN the person has. SEN can have a bearing on a person’s ability to comprehend, concentrate, read, write and/or do physical...

Employment Law Changes in 2024: How to prepare

Following our look ahead at the raft of employment updates in January’s newsletter , staying informed and proactive of the upcoming changes is crucial for employers to ensure compliance and foster a positive workplace. With so many updates...

Artificial Intelligence - the key to successful business?

Artificial Intelligence is trending worldwide, with many governments (including the UK government) looking to regulate its use. As a commercial solicitor, I see AI as an exciting emerging technology which provides a number of tools to help businesses...

Why you need a will, regardless of wealth

As a wills lawyer, I often hear people say that they do not own their home outright and so they think that they do not need to put in place a will. A common misconception is that you have to be extremely wealthy to put in place a will. No matter how large...

What is on the horizon for employers in 2024

As we kick off 2024, various employment law changes have been announced recently, which are due to come into force over the course of the year. Staying informed and proactive of the upcoming changes is therefore crucial to ensuring compliance and fostering...

How will the declining economic climate affect construction in 2024?

Like so many others, the construction industry finds itself in a difficult position entering 2024, as it suffers from the effects of a declining economic climate. The construction industry, an industry incredibly reliant on the positive cash flow of its...

An ageing population and the need to plan for the future

At present, the Alzheimer’s Society estimates that there are 900,000 people living with dementia in the UK.  This number is projected to rise to over 1 million in 2025 and then to 1.6 million in 2040.  Of the 900,000 figure, 70,800 are...

Alzheimer's in the workplace

September marks World Alzheimer’s Month which aims to raise awareness and challenge stigma surrounding Alzheimer’s and dementia.  In any workplace, the illness or incapacity of an employee or worker can pose any number of issues - for both...
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