Where business partners are also couples, legal advice is often needed to ensure that commercial and personal assets do not become hopelessly entangled. In one case, a former couple who built up a frozen food business with an annual turnover of £1.8 million required judicial
HSBC Bank have confirmed that they will no longer be offering executorship services. Customers who previously appointed HSBC Trust Company (UK) Limited (HSBC) as an Executor of their Will are being asked to appoint an alternative Executor in place of HSBC. HSBC have passed their
Statutory tenancies, often dating back many years, can give protected residents the right to occupy homes at a fraction of market rents. However, such rights are forfeited if the property ceases to be the tenant’s primary residence. In one striking case, an elderly man was
The interaction between sick leave and annual holiday leave poses a tricky problem for employers. However, in giving valuable guidance on the issue, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has improved the position of employees who have to take prolonged periods off work for medical reasons.
The termination of business and personal relationships can be equally painful – and that was certainly the case for one former couple who were struck by both forms of upheaval until a judge directed the equivalent of a commercial clean break. The couple lived and
A good contract is a simple contract, drafted with clarity. In a case which proved the point, a dispute in respect of the stalled £30 million sale of a football stadium to a supermarket chain was fuelled by the tortuous wording of the agreement. A