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Tribunal ruling raises questions about the real meaning of “self-employed” status

Over the last few months, there has been a real focus on what it really means to be a self-employed individual.

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Posted in: Employment Law

Pavement Licence – a street level return to normality in Middlesbrough

To further aid the hospitality and leisure sector, which has been hard hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, the government has announced a new provision designed to encourage a safe return to local eateries.

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Posted in: News & PR Commercial Property Coronavirus

How we can help you get back to business

Headed up by Tees Valley Mayor, Ben Houchen, the Back to Business fund has been extended to help SME’s access professional support to aid the recovery from Covid-19.

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Posted in: News & PR Coronavirus

How will Covid-19 influence the future of commercial property?

As we all know, the Covid-19 pandemic has had a huge effect on the majority of businesses during the period of lockdown imposed by the UK Government, and will continue to do so whilst the lockdown is gradually eased and beyond. Even many businesses that saw little effect initially are beginning to see a slow […]

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Posted in: Commercial Property Coronavirus

Clarity on the temporary Stamp Duty reductions for residential purchases

On 8th July, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced a raft of measures designed to stimulate the economy as the UK emerges from the coronavirus pandemic.

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Posted in: Commercial Property

100 days of lockdown inside Teesside’s largest commercial law firm

Like many Teesside businesses, The Endeavour Partnership adapted to lockdown by following government advice and setting up remote working back in March. Last week marked 100 days since lockdown commenced and as businesses are beginning to reopen, the largest commercial law firm in the region has continued to offer much needed legal advice to leaders […]

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Posted in: News & PR Corporate / commercial updates

A guide on TUPE when buying or selling a business

What is TUPE? TUPE – which stands for the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations are rules designed to protect employees when there is a “relevant transfer”. A “relevant transfer” is when there is a transfer of a business which retains its identity, or there is a new service provider replacing a previous service […]

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Posted in: Employment Law

The duty of good faith and contracts impacted by COVID-19

The government released non-statutory guidance on the 7th of May 2020 applying to all active contractual arrangements materially impacted by COVID-19. The guidance sets out that parties should act responsibly and fairly and support the COVID-19 response to protect jobs and the economy.

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Posted in: Corporate / commercial updates Coronavirus

Rounton Coffee Roasters give back with the help of local businesses

When the global pandemic hit, our client Rounton Coffee Roasters recognised how stretched the NHS would be and wanted to help.

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Posted in: News & PR Client stories

How to encourage and maintain equality in the workplace

As Pride month comes to an end and communities across the world continue to strive for equal rights and status, now is the time for everyone to acknowledge the importance of diversity and inclusion. Employers too should look carefully at the role equality plays within their workplace. Offering equal opportunities to all is considered in […]

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Posted in: Employment Law