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Businesses warned of costly claims following Uber court case

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Businesses across the Midlands must consider whether they are incurring liability worth potentially tens of thousands of pounds following the landmark Supreme Court ruling of the long running saga involving Uber drivers. The warning has come from employment...

Law firm appoints new partner as Private Client team expands

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A Midlands legal firm has bolstered its Private Client department with the appointment of a new partner. Giles Scott has joined mfg Solicitors as a partner and divisional head of the firm’s 38-strong Private Client offering. Based at mfg’s Adam...

Midlands law firm mfg Solicitors expands corporate team

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Midlands law firm mfg Solicitors has strengthened its respected corporate team with a double appointment. The 38-partner firm, which has offices across Worcestershire, Shropshire and in central Birmingham, has appointed solicitors Matt Allen and Dan...

End of 'unfair' leasehold deals a game changer for home owners

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A radical shake-up of leasehold laws will prevent future home owners being trapped in “unfair” contracts, a leading Worcestershire property lawyer says. Richard Connolly, partner at law firm mfg Solicitors, says the sweeping changes, the biggest...

Covid insurance ruling a "lifeline for small businesses"

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Small businesses who want to claim insurance for the disruption caused by the coronavirus should feel empowered by a landmark court ruling, a leading Midlands solicitor has said. Jessica McSorley said last week’s verdict in the Supreme Court against...

Farmers to watch closely as payment scheme changes take shape

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Big changes to the way that farmers and landowners are awarded funding took effect from 1 January 2021 – but the full picture is still to emerge. Agricultural lawyer Alexandra Phillips is urging landowners to make sure they watch closely as the new...

Cancelled and postponed weddings don't need to end in tiers

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Couples who have to cancel or postpone their weddings due to the coronavirus pandemic do not have to be left out of pocket. Commercial litigation lawyer Jessica McSorley has moved to reassure couples who were planning a wedding in 2021 and are unsure...

Separated parents urged to minimise Christmas Covid risk

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Divorced and separated parents who share custody of their children are being urged to discuss their plans for Christmas with each other well in advance to minimise the risk of spreading Coronavirus. Family lawyer Rupinder Nandra says that children with...

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