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Do you have Commercial Contracts in place?

We work with many clients that are dealing with the consequences of not having contracts in place, and worryingly come to us when it’s too late. Getting a legally sound contract agreed at the beginning of every business transaction is critical. We spoke with Partner and Technology Specialist, Martin McKinnell, on the importance of having […]

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Posted in: Corporate / commercial updates

Legal Leaders Talk Tees Valley

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Posted in: News & PR Teesside

Taking steps to manage mental health at work

Mental health is about how we think, feel and behave. It can go up and down, or around and around and different scenarios can place us in different places mentally. Laura Kirkpatrick is an Associate in our Employment and HR department and has provided the following advice on how businesses can look to manage mental […]

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Posted in: Employment Law

Overage: a trap for the unwary

A recent case has again highlighted the risks of poorly drafted overage provisions. In this case, the unfortunate party was the buyer, but there were also potential lessons for sellers as well.

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Posted in: Commercial Property

Local charity benefits from Mock Employment Tribunal event

Following our annual flagship employment law event, our team with help from Yarm School have donated  £500 to our nominated charity of 2019, Community Campus! A great addition to the year of fundraising we have committed to.

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Posted in: Employment Law News & PR

Data Protection Officers: have you appointed yours?

Even though the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR) feels like a dim and distant memory, organisations continue to grapple with data protection principles and how to achieve best practice.

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Posted in: GDPR Employment Law

Prepare for the unexpected

Businesses don’t typically start out expecting to encounter a dispute, but matters can arise between businesses and/or individuals that can be difficult to resolve. We spoke to Ged Flanagan, Partner and head of department in the Commercial Disputes team about how to resolve a situation as early as possible and ensure minimal cost and disruption […]

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Posted in: Commercial Disputes

Tips on how to keep staff focussed on business objectives

As the cold weather draws in and we approach the Christmas break it can be difficult to keep staff motivated to achieve company objectives. Partner and employment law specialist Stephen Elliott explains how communication can help maintain momentum and increase morale.

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Posted in: Employment Law

Preparing for the future

Middlesbrough Mayor Andy Preston announced a £45 million pound investment into the digital and creative sector. This will kick-start a wider £250 million pound development creating the UK’s first Digital City. As the news breaks, we speak to our in-house technology expert and partner within our corporate and commercial team, Martin McKinnell about why it […]

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Posted in: News & PR Corporate / commercial updates Technology

Meet our growing Commercial Property team

Thanks to our exceptional legal skills and reputation of being the “the go-to experts in the commercial field”, our Commercial Property team has now grown to nine with the recruitment over the summer of two new members of staff. Carly Cornell specialises in commercial property and has experience of a variety of commercial property matters […]

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Posted in: News & PR Commercial Property