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Strength to the elbow of local brewers?

Thursfields Staff Member Priya

The Pubs Code Regulations 2016 were introduced under Part 4 of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act which contains provisions for the regulation of businesses that own public houses (pubcos) who rent to tenants and sell them tied products. The new rules, which came into force on July 21st 2016,  apply to companies owning…

Thinking of buying a property at Auction?

Nicky-Curtis black and white photo

Once you have identified a property (or properties) that you are interested in you should contact the Auctioneers to arrange a viewing prior to the auction date. You should research the property thoroughly and compare the price and the condition of the property to others that are similar or that might be for sale by…

Testing Times for Athletes and Employees

employment lawyer Lisa Kemp

As the Paralympic Games start in Rio, the Russian team is barred from competing due to “state-sponsored” use of banned substances amongst its athletes. Whilst this decision of the International Paralympic Committee has given a high media profile to the issue of substance misuse this summer, it is in fact an everyday concern for many…

Thinking of becoming a Landlord?

Jess Martin B & W

Changes to Stamp Duty earlier in the year requiring buyers of second properties to pay a higher rate of stamp duty seem to have settled and property investment continues.  However, before considering becoming a landlord there are numerous obligations on the ‘would be landlord’ to be considered. Tenancy Agreement You should have a written tenancy…

The Brexit Effect

Thursfields Staff Member 71

As its back to school for most this week it seems prudent to consider the impact that Brexit is having on the Education Sector, the political dust having settled over the summer holiday period. Some of the key areas within education that were noted in the immediate aftermath of the decision to leave the European…

What is an inquest and do I need a Lawyer?

Employee at thursfields Bernadette Mackie

The recent cases of the ‘Birmingham Six’ and ‘Hillsborough’ have demonstrated the importance of an effective inquest system. Not only to protect  the rights of the deceased’s family, but also to highlight lessons to be learned, and to advance medical knowledge. An inquest is a fact finding process, opened by a Coroner in around 10%…

What does the apprenticeship levy mean for your business?

Thursfields Staff member 68

The government has set out its stall to use apprenticeships to upskill the UK workforce and improve the nation’s productivity.  At the heart of its plans is the introduction of an apprenticeship levy in 2017.  So called an “apprenticeship levy” but in fact its application is not dependent upon whether your business employs apprentices or…

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