What are my rights if my employer is insolvent?

High Street stalwart Debenhams recently went into administration for the second time in less than 12 months, as the enforced closure of non-essential shops further impacted the already troubled retailer. It has already axed 6,500 jobs, while 14,000 more are at risk. But what are your rights if your employer is facing insolvency? What is […]

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England’s Economic Heartland – Creating businesses of the future

England’s Economic Heartland (EEH) is a strategic partnership between local authorities and local enterprise partnerships (LEPs) within the region stretching from Swindon and Oxfordshire in the west to Cambridgeshire in the east, and from Northamptonshire down to Hertfordshire. It includes the so-called ‘Oxford-Cambridge Arc’, identified by the government in 2019 as an area of significant […]

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Kingly Solicitors closure – Can we help?

We were sad to hear of the closure of Kingly Solicitors this month who traded locally in Milton Keynes, Leighton Buzzard and Bedfordshire as Austin Ray, Ray Nixon Brown and Giffen Couch and Archer. The Solicitors Regulation Authority have appointed Devonshires (Austin Ray, Ray Nixon Brown) and Gordons LLP Solicitors (Giffen Couch and Archer), as […]

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Coronavirus legislation and its impact on commercial landlords

Section 82 of the Coronavirus Act contains provisions protecting business tenants from lease forfeiture due to the non-payment of rent. During the ‘relevant period’ (originally due to expire on 30 June, but since extended to 30 September), commercial landlords are unable to forfeit their tenant’s lease unless they give an express waiver in writing. Similarly, […]

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Woodfines – Getting through the Pandemic

As is the case for all businesses, Woodfines has continued to re-assess and re-appraise its approach to the delivery of our services throughout the pandemic. Throughout lockdown we have continued to provide a full suite of services and in doing so, delivered these effectively through remote working; innovative approaches to meetings; and compliance with the […]

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Lawyers in Lockdown

At the time of writing, it is the first week of August (what!?) and we are just about to be hit with another heatwave (apparently… but who knows when it comes to the British summertime). 2020 has been a bit of a blur for me. My husband and I spent just under 3 weeks travelling […]

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