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Intellectual Property is Everywhere, Especially at Christmas

December 20, 2018

Christmas feels like it’s rolled round unusually quickly this year. Love Actually is back on the Netflix agenda and the manic hurry to cram in all present shopping is well and truly in count-down mode. But before the holiday season begins, we thought we’d leave you with some final thoughts and observations about Christmas and intellectual property (IP). We’re surrounded by examples of  IP at Christmas whenever...

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Commercial Property Leases – 5 Key Points

December 17, 2018

Taking a commercial lease of a property can be complex and is likely to be different to any other legal deal your business will do. A new property is exciting and will give the business opportunities and the environment to grow but will also be a significant financial investment and potential risk. It is therefore vital to ensure that: 1. The terms of lease that you negotiate suit your busines...

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Monthly Rolling Tenancy Agreements | What Should Landlords Consider?

January 23, 2018

Monthly rolling tenancy agreements of commercial premises could be an attractive option for Landlords if they wish to test the water with regard to the marketability, popularity and demand of their property. It is also a good option if you are unsure of the business and financial credentials of a proposed tenant. However, there is a lack of certainty in...

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Contracts | Part 2: What Does Construction Law Say About Contracts?

December 5, 2017

We’re about to launch our brand new ‘Construction Guides to the Law’ and we thought we’d give you a sneak preview on the content. Last week we looked at why contracts are important and this week we’re looking at some of the legislation that goes into them. If your construction business involves architecture, design, surveyi...

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Location, Location, Location! | How to Get the Best Property Deal for Your Food or Retail Business?

November 2, 2017

Finding and keeping a winning location It should go without saying that finding the right location is extremely important for the success of a food retail store and a restaurant. A quick Google-search will bring up countless articles about what due-diligence you should be conducting on the area you have found e.g. its demographics: age, household type, income or its poten...

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