Retail and Leisure

Thursfields launches specialist Retail & Leisure Team

Thursfields Retail Leisure Team 1

Thursfields Solicitors has launched a new Retail & Leisure Team made up of industry specialists who can provide a one stop service for retailers and leisure operators of all shapes and sizes across the Midlands region and beyond. The team will be headed by Rob Pettigrew, a commercial property director based in Thursfields’ Solihull office. …

City bar and restaurant changes hands | Commercial property law

Lisa Kemp Stewart Coles Tim Edwards Louise Fenton

with help from Thursfields Solicitors Thursfields Solicitors has helped a prominent Worcester bar and restaurant achieve a seamless transition to new ownership. The Worcester office has helped Catering Group (Midlands) Ltd, owned by Louise and Nicholas Fenton, acquire Primo Bar and Dining from the Cokaj family that founded the popular venue in February 2016. The…

Budget brings business rate relief for SMEs | Commercial law

Robert Pettigrew Colour WEB

Chancellor Philip Hammond revealed the business rates reliefs planned for smaller commercial properties in last month’s budget. In an attempt to address the decline of the high street the budget provides some respite for smaller businesses by cutting their business rates bill. Businesses operating from premises with a rateable value of £51,000 or less will…

Investors, as distinct from occupiers, now own £486 billion worth of commercial property in the UK

Robert Pettigrew Colour WEB

Investing in Commercial Property Even during stable periods, where Interest Rates produce viable returns and the Stock Market provides a reliable income, prudent investors will look to diversify their investments to best manage the risks investment portfolios are exposed to. During recent years investing in the “buy to let” residential market has been one method…

‘Tis the season to be folly?! Employment law

Jade Linton - Colour WEB 1

Some do’s and don’ts for the festive season… Invitations for festive functions have been dispatched. Diets are on hold and sparkly outfits have been dusted off for the party season, but did you know you could be held liable for actions committed by staff outside of the office? I am no bah humbug I promise…

Keystones of the GDPR for your Business

Jane R and James M

With GDPR now in force through the enactment of the Data Protection Act 2018, the most notable thing is that the panicked phone calls have stopped! Does this mean that all of our clients are completely compliant? We doubt it – however there is the inevitable feeling that now GDPR has been enacted and nobody died, that its…

Commercial Tenants – What are you signing up to?

Katie Colour Web

Standard commercial leases will include a clause that obliges the tenant to comply with all statutory obligations relating to the property.   Failure to comply with legislation will be a breach of the lease and the landlord may then have the option to forfeit.   It is imperative therefore, that you know what you are signing up…

What is Small Print?

commercial solicitor Jane Rudge

The days of businesses having to cram all of their terms and conditions onto one side of A4 paper are, thankfully, now gone.  Small print used to be literally typeface in as small a print as possible so that more clauses could be fitted on to one page.  Thankfully technology has revolutionised the way that…

FAQ’s about Consumer Agreements

Mark Pittaway

Three FAQs between customers and suppliers in consumer agreements (that is to say, agreements where the customer is buying as an ordinary a member of the public). Q  I paid a deposit for some goods that I now do not want. The supplier says I cannot have a refund because his terms and conditions do…

How well do you know your consumer rights?

Tracey Ashford Black and white photo

We are now 6 months on since the Consumer Rights Act 2015, the biggest revamp of consumer law, came into effect. However, if you were to buy a faulty washing machine tomorrow, would you know your rights and what action to take? The aim of the Consumer Rights Act is to simpfly and modernise the…

When even doing one’s best is not enough

The High Court decision earlier this year in All Property Claims Limited v Tang Pang and ITC Compliance Limited [2015] EWHC 2198 (QB) (29 June 2015) is a timely reminder to traders that sometimes even doing one’s best is not enough and that traps can await them if they do not know and strictly follow…

Did you know that there is a Retail Ombudsman?

The Retail Ombudsman Scheme (ROS) has been in place since January 2015 having been launched in anticipation of the European Directive on alternative dispute resolution (ADR) Given that the aim of the scheme is to try to resolve disputes cheaply, efficiently and effectively, without the input of the courts, one might think that it is…

By using this website you agree to accept our Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions