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Copyright Infringement - what is it and how can it be avoided?

Copyright Infringement – what is it and how can it be avoided?

The risks of copyright infringement can be mitigated by undertaking analysis at the outset and, ...
Net Zero – Commercial Drafting

Net Zero – Commercial Drafting

Commercial contracts: in 2022 and beyond businesses are looking further than their ESG initiatives to ...
Proposed changes to allow agency workers to cover striking staff

Proposed changes to allow agency workers to cover striking staff

Today marks the first of three days of planned industrial action, with the further two ...
Working smarter not harder? Will the 4-day week work for everyone?

Working smarter not harder? Will the 4-day week work for everyone?

For employers, there are many potential legal issues that could arise as a result of ...
Without Prejudice – what is it and can I get around it?

Without Prejudice – what is it and can I get around it?

The term "without prejudice” should only be used to genuinely settle existing employment disputes, not ...
The Building Safety Act – What do I need to be aware of?

The Building Safety Act – What do I need to be aware of?

The 28th of April 2022 saw one of the biggest legislative changes to the UK ...

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All in a Day’s Work: Employee Inductions

This month we are looking at employee inductions. Hannah King and Usof Shah will consider what these are, why they are important and what areas employees should address...

Contentious Insolvency – Transactions at an Undervalue

Our team explains the process around insolvency, looking at transactions at an undervalue, looking at case examples where this might happen and what happens if transactions at an undervalue are discovered.

All in a Day’s Work: Right to Work Checks

This month’s episode covers the legal requirements of right to work checks and how employers must conduct them going forward.

All in a Day’s Work: Managing Absence

This podcast offers practical tips on managing absences, updating policies and consideration of when Occupational Health involvement might be recommended.

All in a Day’s Work: Managing Performance

In this episode of the All in a Day’s Work series we offer practical tips for managing performance whilst also examining the legal risks.

All in a Day’s Work: Grievances

The first in Herrington Carmichael’s “All in a Day’s Work” series, this episode looks at the disciplinary processes used by employers in respect of their employees.

Intellectual Property Law & NFTs (Non-fungible tokens)

This podcast discusses the copyright issues that arise from ownership of non-fungible tokens which are cryptographic tools based on digital ledgers such as blockchain.

Contract Law – Battle of the Forms

Our latest contract law podcast is a discussion around the importance of properly incorporating your terms and conditions.

All in a Day’s Work: Disciplinary Processes

The first in Herrington Carmichael’s “All in a Day’s Work” series, this episode looks at the disciplinary processes used by employers in respect of their employees.

Commercial Lease Break Notices and Pitfalls for Tenants

This podcast will be discussing the common errors commercial tenants make when deciding to end their commercial lease early by using the Break entitlement in the Lease.

Featured Insights

Option Agreements – Purchasing land

Imagine a developer identifies a plot of land he or she believes has significant future development potential, but obtaining planning may not be guaranteed.

Material Breach of Contract

What is a ‘material’ breach of contract by a party to a commercial contract?

Restrictive Covenants – The Price of Modification

Whether you are a private landowner looking to sell your land to a developer for housing or wishing to take advantage of that large garden plot to build an extra house on the land,

Works to your Property between Exchange and Completion

When buying a Property, one of the most exciting parts is thinking about how you wish to decorate your new home

Can I cut down a tree on my land?

When buying a property, trees on the land may not be the first thing on your mind. However, the regulatory status of trees is important

What is a title indemnity policy?

The title of a property will usually be investigated when the property is either being sold or leased out.

Adverse possession – does a fence matter?

Adverse possession (commonly known as “squatter’s rights”) is continuously using land which

What is a Full Repairing and Insuring Lease?

A full repairing and insuring lease (“FRI Lease”) is a lease in which the tenant takes on all of the costs for repairs

The Common Law Duty of Confidence: Can you rely on it?

If you find that your confidential information is being misused, the common law duty of confidence might provide useful protection.

Can I acquire land through squatters rights?

Most people are generally aware of the term “squatters rights” which in principle, allows a person who has been in possession of a piece…

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