Retail and leisure

CVAs – Landlords strike back?

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2018 has been the year of the CVA (Company Voluntary Arrangement) in the retail and casual dining sectors. With difficult market conditions and falling consumer demand, a number of high street chains have struggled to continue to meet their liabilities. More …

What future for zero hours contracts?

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As a number of high-profile retailers, pubs and leisure sector businesses pledge to move staff away from zero hours contracts, we consider the pros and cons – should all employers follow suit? More …

Are you missing out on talented staff?

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What do Samantha Cameron, David Beckham, Angelina Jolie and David Dimbleby have in common? They are just a few high-profile individuals who have a tattoo or, in David Beckham's case, lots of them. More …

No Refunds?! Why the Supreme Court refused Marks & Spencer rent repayment after lease breaks

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No refunds? As many people think about returning their itchy Christmas jumpers, some are wondering why, when it comes to property, refunds are not always available for unwanted and unused services. More …

Licensing fees - The Scottish position

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The Scottish Government recently issued a report looking at alcohol licensing fees, entitled the ‘Review of Alcohol Licensing Fees – Steering Group: Recommendation to Scottish Ministers’. More …

What's new for hospitality premises in 2014?

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Whether the emerging craze for "vaping" continues to avoid legislation remains to be seen, but certainly the e-cigarette market seems to have taken off. More …

When is a good time to get married?

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We do not profess to have the relevant expertise in psychology to answer that question and leave that to others, but can answer it from a legal perspective. More …