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Further Planning Permission Secured

August 31, 2016

Further planning permission was granted to extend and convert Colemans offices to 12 flats. Previously in November 2015 Colemans had secured planning permission to develop the property with 11 flats but Mike Stone, Head of Colemans’ Commercial Property and Town and Country Planning Department felt there was still further potential for the building. Working closely…

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Partnerships – how they work

May 5, 2016

If two or more people want to establish a business arrangement between them, they can choose to do so by creating a partnership rather than setting up a company. The legislation governing the establishment of partnerships is the Partnership Act 1890. Section 1 of the Act defines a partnership as ‘the relation that subsists between…

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Marriage versus cohabitation – the legal status

May 4, 2016

According to figures from the National Office of Statistics, divorce rates have fallen to their lowest level for 40 years. There has been a significant rise in the proportion of couples marrying after a period of cohabitation, with the data pointing to these marriages surviving the so-called “seven year itch”. It seems that many couples…

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Health and Safety Legislation– What Businesses Need to Know

April 28, 2016

At the beginning of February this year, the Sentencing Council’s guidelines for health and safety offences came into effect. The message they sent was clear; the regulatory authorities expect health and safety to remain a key priority for all businesses. The guidelines make it clear that persistent offenders or those who adopt a cavalier approach…

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Leasing business premises

April 25, 2016

Most businesses at some point need a building to operate from, whether it’s an office, a workshop, or a factory. Whilst some are in a position to buy, many more occupy premises that they rent under the terms of a lease. Here, we look at some of the issues you should consider before committing to…

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Why do employers need a social media policy in place?

February 4, 2016

A recent case heard before the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has highlighted the grey area surrounding an employee’s right to privacy when accessing social media during company time. In this case, involving a company in Romania, an employee used a workplace messaging account to send private e-mails. This was in clear breach of…

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Contact with children following divorce

December 14, 2015

Every year, 12,000 couples with children decide to live apart. As the recent high-profile case of Rebecca Minnock and her son Ethan illustrated, making arrangements for parenting following the break-up of a relationship can be challenging. Section 1 of the Children Act 1989 states that whenever a court has to make a decision concerning the…

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Planning Permission

December 11, 2015

Planning permission granted to extend and convert Colemans’ offices to flats. On Wednesday 25 November the Maidenhead Development Control Panel unanimously resolved to grant planning permission for the redevelopment of Colemans’ offices which involved partially converting the existing building and further extending it to create ten two bedroom flats and one one bedroom flat.  The…

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