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Wednesday, 18 April 2018
As I mentioned in my blog in January, the Government indicated that it may extend licensing hours for the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, to allow people to celebrate on the nights of Friday 18 and Saturday 19 May until 1am the following morning.  Following a consultation, it h...
Wednesday, 28 March 2018
You havegiven a Personal Guarantee to a creditor of a debt payable by another personcompany or organization, the creditor has made a formal demand and followed itup with service of a Statutory Demand. What should you do?First ofall you must act quickly. To avoid a bankruptcy petition you must make p...
Tuesday, 6 February 2018
Prior to 1996 therewas no regulation outside of London which gave a statutory mechanism for resolvingbuilding issues with Party Walls and other structures against a boundary. ByParty Walls I mean walls and structures which are shared by adjoining propertiesor built on or near the boundary line.The A...
Wednesday, 31 January 2018
Here isa brief overview of recent news affecting the alcohol entertainment and latenight sectors.Licensinglaw changes?InNovember 2017 the Government gave its response to the House of Lords SelectCommittee report on the Licensing Act 2003. By all accounts the response wasdefensive and negative, perha...
Tuesday, 5 December 2017
Christmas is nearly upon us so if you have not yet applied for any TENs (Temporary Event Notices) for any events which are not covered by a Premises Licence, then you need to act now. Soon it will be too late.Remember that Christmas Eve and New Years Eve fall on a Sunday, so it would be a good idea ...
Tuesday, 8 August 2017
What licences do you need to screen entertainment and play music in your venue?These requirements apply if you are entertaining the public in your venue or just entertaining your staff.Screening TV and filmsFirst of all you may need appropriate licenses from a satellite broadcaster to screen such th...
Tuesday, 1 August 2017
The recent high profile case between Jeffrey Blue and Mike Ashley has brought a reminder from the High Court on how a contract is formed in English law and why it is so important to record any agreement in writing.On 26 July 2017 Mr Justice Leggatt gave his judgment in a claim brought by the investm...
Thursday, 13 July 2017
Whom do you turn to when you’re in dispute with yourbusiness partner(s) and what should you ask them? How do you know whether your accountant or local solicitor isthe best person to advise you? For many business owners and directors, their first port ofcall is their accountant. After...
Wednesday, 5 July 2017
Flat management companies are companies that are set up tomanage blocks of flats. They mainly deal with issues such as repairs but alsomay have a role in ensuring that flat owners comply with the terms of theirleases.It is usual for the shareholders of these companies to bethe flat owners. They buy ...
Thursday, 6 April 2017
On 21 March 2017 the Ministry of Justice published thenew and long anticipated Pre-Action Protocol (“PAP”) on debt recovery . It willcome into force on 1 October 2017.So what will this mean in practice? It has long beenthe requirement of the Civil Procedure Rules that parties should foll...

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