Schemes to avoid payment of business rates

Due to the uncertainty surrounding Covid-19 panic many business are in a time of crisis, which in turn has left many landlord’s without tenants and empty properties. If a Landlord has a vacant property they will be responsible for business rates. A Landlord in general terms may receive a maximum of three months relief for […]

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£18.4m fine for Marriott Hotels following data breach

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK’s independent privacy watchdog, has fined Marriott Hotels £18.4m after a data security breach left the personal data of hundreds of millions of customers worldwide exposed to hackers. The breach occurred following a cyber-attack in 2014, on a company called Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc. However, it went […]

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Have you been affected by the Kingly Solicitors closure?

With the recent revelation to the High Court that millions cannot be found that belongs to clients of Kingly Solicitors Limited, there are understandably a lot of individuals worried and unsure of how to proceed and what steps to take next. As a former client of any of the above Solicitors, you now have the […]

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H&M hit with fine for GDPR breach

A word of warning for any UK companies breaching GDPR rules after German retailer H&M was hit with a whopping £32million fine. It is the second-largest fine on record for a GDPR breach, sitting only behind Google’s £45.5m penalty from the French data regulator CNIL last year. And Johannes Caspar, head of Germany’s watchdog the […]

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Woodfines are Winners!

We are delighted to announce that we have won the SME News Enterprise Award for Best Full Service Law Firm of the Year 2020. Now in its fourth year, the SME UK Enterprise Awards continues to recognise SMEs of all sizes and across the UK who are endeavouring to bettering business in their industries. Award […]

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Overhaul of sentencing laws for violent criminals

The government have today announced new changes to the Criminal Justice System in England and Wales. The changes announced are the biggest reforms to sentencing we have seen in almost twenty years. Sexual and violent offenders will now serve at least two thirds of their jail term in comparison to the half they previously served. […]

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