Insight Articles

An archive of our latest insight articles, written by our Partners, Associates and Lawyers.
Public Rights of Way over Private Land - Landowners Beware!

Public Rights of Way over Private Land - Landowners Beware!

10 July 2018

A public right of way can be established over privately owned land which can have serious implications for land owners in terms of their own legal rights and liability to...

Practice Area: Healthcare

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​Intra Group Loans and Guarantees – are they distributions?

​Intra Group Loans and Guarantees – are they distributions?

15 June 2018

Loans and cross guarantees between members of the same group of companies are common features of many group funding structures. In 2017 the Institute of Chartered Accountants...

Author: Hannah McKeague
Practice Area: Banking & Finance

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The rocky ground of non-compliance with a “no oral modification” clause

The rocky ground of non-compliance with a “no oral modification” clause

14 June 2018

A ‘no oral modification’ or a “NOM” clause is a common feature in written contracts which gives parties a degree of assurance that a written agreement between them cannot be...

Author: Rachel Craig
Practice Area: Corporate - M&A

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Can you really afford that car?

Can you really afford that car?

05 June 2018

It can be a tempting prospect to sign up for a new car when you see adverts which promise expensive brands for a manageable and low monthly payment. ...

Author: Naomi Gaston
Practice Area: Banking & Finance

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Shelved Reform on Log Book Loans

Shelved Reform on Log Book Loans

29 May 2018

Log book loans are advertised as an easy way to raise money and are often taken out by borrowers who have difficulty accessing other forms of credit. Log book loans...

Author: Naomi Gaston
Practice Area: Banking & Finance

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Rules on minimum wage are complex and employers need to be on the ball

Rules on minimum wage are complex and employers need to be on the ball

24 May 2018

It was reported earlier this month that more than 200,000 people received a combined payout of £15.6m in pay that they had previously missed out on because employers paid them...

Author: Rachel Penny
Practice Area: Employment Law

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What landlords can learn from the collapse of BHS

What landlords can learn from the collapse of BHS

21 May 2018

Local and national press have recently publicised a number of high profile Company Voluntary Arrangements and speculated there will be more coming down the line in the retail sector. High...

Author: Darren Toombs
Practice Area: Insolvency and Restructuring

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To stay or not to stay…

To stay or not to stay…

19 April 2018

The success of adjudication as a means of resolving disputes in the construction industry has in large measure been as a result of the courts’ willingness to support the process...

Author: Aideen Hannigan
Practice Area: Construction Law

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What’s the Alternative?

What’s the Alternative?

22 March 2018

What is alternative finance (“AF”)?AF is effectively “non-bank lending" or "private debt". The concept can usefully be separated into:Alternative funding providers; and Alternative finance products – such as...

Author: Claire McCloskey
Practice Area: Banking & Finance

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The New Tax Year Is Looming – have you got your estate planning in order?

The New Tax Year Is Looming – have you got your estate planning in order?

15 March 2018

With the next tax year looming, now is the time to review your Inheritance Tax (IHT) planning strategy. This tax year has been an especially busy time for Private...

Author: Stephanie Johnston
Practice Area: Private Client

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