Property worries during Covid-19 lockdown

If you are a commercial landlord or tenant, what does the Coronavirus Act 2020 mean for you ?   BREAKING NEWS!! Matters are moving so quickly that since preparing this article on 31 March 2020, the following update needed to be added ! Working in retail, hospitality or leisure business? Two reliefs are available for businesses in these sectors: A holiday from business rates for the 2020-2021 tax year. Cash grants up to £25,000 may be given to businesses in…

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Moving house in lockdown

Buying and selling houses during lockdown: to move or not to move? We’ve seen a lot of articles and blogs on this topic and thought we’d offer a bit more detail. Covid-19 and the current lockdown situation has of course caused concern for everyone, but what if you are due to move house? What are the implications of the lockdown: should you exchange contracts if you haven’t yet, what happens if you have exchanged but don’t want to move during…

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Contracts and Covid-19

Contracts and Covid-19: What does it mean? Are contracts still binding under lockdown ? The ongoing epidemic has posed significant risks to businesses with disruptions in supply chains, cancellations of events and the closure of many services, but what does this mean for contracts that are in place? Is there a “get out of jail free card” to avoid obligations? Under English law contracts are, in principle, absolute. In general terms, any failure to perform an obligation under a contract…

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The Section 25 Notice and what this means for commercial landlords and tenants

Termination of a commercial lease under section 25 Introduction Tiger takes a look at the landlord’s section 25 notice under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954. Here we look at Landlord’s section 25 notice to terminate a commercial lease. Before reading on, it is worth checking to make sure that your lease is not excluded from this applying, and that your lease is a tenancy as defined by the 1954 Act (the “Act”). Landlords often exclude leases from these provisions so that tenants…

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Working capital considerations in merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions

What is working capital and why is it important for M&A transactions? Working capital considerations in merger and acquisition (“M&A”) transactions - the bane of many a solicitor's life when drafting agreements in this space. A lot of solicitors choose to avoid accounting principles for a reason: for fear of liability issues and the overwhelming realisation that by even venturing into this space, a solicitor may be out of his/her depth. Solicitors often seem to turn a blind eye to what is…

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Personal Injury Trusts

With thousands of personal injury claims made a year, we look at the importance of Personal Injury Trusts for those not only on means-tested benefits, but when planning for future care costs and benefit claims. Introduction When a person has suffered from an injury for which compensation is payable, one question is how it will affect any benefits they have been claiming either prior to or following the injury.  However, regardless of the amount awarded following a claim, this is not something…

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Routes Into Law With Stacie Pettman

Routes into Law with Stacie Pettman – Qualifying as a Legal Executive via CILEx In this third instalment of the Routes into Law series, Stefanie meets with a fellow CILEx student and friend, Stacie Pettman. Stacie is a Commercial Paralegal at Mowll & Mowll Solicitors in Dover whose journey into law began with an entry level role and soon she will qualify as a Legal Executive via CILEx.

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Routes into Law Legal Apprentice Route – All You Need to Know

Routes into Law Legal Apprentice Route – All You Need to Know Routes Into Law with Stefanie Smith illuminates the variety of routes to a career in law. In this episode, Stefanie meets with Kim Powell from Damar Training to speak about the legal apprentice route into law. They discuss training whilst working and Kim explains the three stage programme including what each stage involves and what you could expect to earn whilst training. Kim and Stefanie also bust…

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Routes Into Law with Leonie Savory – An Unconventional Route to Litigation

Routes Into Law with Stefanie Smith illuminates the variety of routes to a career in law.   In this episode, Stefanie speaks to Leonie Savory, a solicitor working in civil disputes and litigation dispute resolution at Tiger Law. They talk about her journey to law, being a career changer, qualifying and working with young children and life as a litigator working remotely. Part of the ROAR with Tiger Law podcast series.

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Applications for Child Arrangements Made Simpler

When you are embroiled in family proceedings, you will have most likely heard of a Section 8 Order or come across a C100 Form. Understanding the difference between the Orders or knowing how to complete the form can be daunting, especially when you read the words “Specific Issue Order, Prohibited Steps Order or a Child Arrangements Order.” However, once you understand which Order you require and any other forms that may need to be included with the application, as long as you take your time and have all the information you need, it is something you…

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Administration and accounts manager at Tiger Law

As the administration and accounts manager at Tiger Law my day is pretty varied which I love, the interaction with my colleagues is great although, it will be nice to get everyone back to the offices for at least a few days of the week, but video chats and messages flood in all day so we’re keeping together as a team. My interaction with clients is something I really enjoy, speaking with different people from all walks of life and…

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Why you should have a Shareholders’ Agreement

A Shareholders’ Agreement is an arrangement amongst a company’s shareholders describing how the company should be operated and the shareholders' rights and obligations. It includes information on the regulation of the shareholders' relationship with each other, the management of the company, ownership and transfer of company shares and the obligations and protections of shareholders. A properly drafted Shareholders' Agreement should ensure that all shareholders are treated fairly and that their rights are protected.     When a new company is first…

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