Law

  • Free business webinars to cover redundancy, Brexit or post-pandemic working practices

    Free business webinars to cover redundancy, Brexit or post-pandemic working practices

    12-10-2020

    Key topics of our time - from redundancy to Brexit and post-pandemic working practices – are all set to be covered in a series of new free webinars for employers.  Legal experts at G...

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  • Standout performance by Gloucestershire legal experts

    Standout performance by Gloucestershire legal experts

    05-10-2020

    It is that time of year again – when those in the legal profession wait to see if they have been ranked in the latest edition of the independent guide to the best lawyers and firms nationwide....

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  • Solicitors celebrates latest Legal 500 rankings

    Solicitors celebrates latest Legal 500 rankings

    04-10-2020

    With the annual independent guide to the sector now published those featured in the Legal 500 are rightly proud and letting everyone know.  Cheltenham firm BPE’s corporate and t...

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  • Understanding the Chancellor's Job Support Scheme: Jenny Hawrot, Willans LLP

    Understanding the Chancellor's Job Support Scheme: Jenny Hawrot, Willans LLP

    25-09-2020

    To help steer businesses and employees through a tough winter and avoid the much-feared ‘cliff-edge’ as the furlough scheme comes to an end, today Chancellor Rishi Sunak has introduced a r...

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  • New partner leads raft of appointments as law firm expands

    New partner leads raft of appointments as law firm expands

    23-09-2020

    Expansion sees five new legal experts join the ranks of a leading Gloucestershire headquartered law firm, and a new partner join the top tier of the business.  Suzanne O’Riordan, who...

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  • Extension to deadline buys tenants more time, but the expert advice remains the same - act now

    Extension to deadline buys tenants more time, but the expert advice remains the same - act now

    22-09-2020

    Pressure to do something, anything, to help tenants and businesses facing the September 30 deadline set by Government to protect them from pending rent arrears and potential closures eventually told...

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  • Countdown begins to commercial property deadline

    Countdown begins to commercial property deadline

    09-09-2020

    There have been enough stories written about the impact of covid-19 on business to set enough hearts racing for a lifetime, but it is likely more will come as October approaches. One of the key protec...

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  • Welcome aboard Willans LLP! Law firm becomes first premier partner with The Raikes Journal

    Welcome aboard Willans LLP! Law firm becomes first premier partner with The Raikes Journal

    02-09-2020

    We are delighted to announce our first-ever ‘in association with’ partnership here at The Raikes Journal. Step forward to take a bow Willans LLP. From today you will see the commercial a...

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  • Staff facing quarantine after returning from Spain could be left out of pocket

    Staff facing quarantine after returning from Spain could be left out of pocket

    28-07-2020

    There is bad news for staff returning from Spain and caught out by the Government’s decision to impose a two-week quarantine as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.  Unless ...

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  • Law firm offers money off to NHS staff moving house

    Law firm offers money off to NHS staff moving house

    22-07-2020

    The boss of Gloucestershire-based Dee & Griffin solicitors realises some may be cynical about his firm’s offer to knock 10 per cent off their fees for NHS staff moving house.  But an...

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  • Powerful ally for charity which rescues and rehomes 600 animals annually

    Powerful ally for charity which rescues and rehomes 600 animals annually

    15-07-2020

    A charity which rescues and rehomes more than 600 cats, dogs and small animals every year has been singled out for support by a well-known Gloucestershire law firm.  Cheltenham Animal Shel...

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  • Senior associate returns to Cheltenham law firm’s commercial team

    Senior associate returns to Cheltenham law firm’s commercial team

    14-07-2020

    Cheltenham based BPE Solicitors has welcomed a new senior associate to its growing commercial team.  Matt Jackson, re-joins the spa town heavy weight firm after a stint at Emms Gilmore Liberso...

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  • Legal experts recognised in independent guide for high-net-worth individuals

    Legal experts recognised in independent guide for high-net-worth individuals

    13-07-2020

    An independent guide which recommends leading lawyers for high-net-worth individuals has given recognition to two partners at Gloucestershire law firm Willans LLP.  Chambers High Net Worth...

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  • Law firm makes raft of senior promotions

    Law firm makes raft of senior promotions

    08-07-2020

    Ten senior promotions have been announced at a law firm across its private client, agriculture, family, dispute resolution and real estate teams and its first ever legal dir...

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  • Gloucester and Shakespeare connection revealed by housebuilder

    Gloucester and Shakespeare connection revealed by housebuilder

    07-07-2020

    A £5.7 million housing development with a difference has completed at Hunts Grove in Gloucester.  Platform Housing Group’s 30-unit scheme near Kingsway is a mix of two and three-be...

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  • Charity will benefit afterall as runners limber up for this weekend's virtual Gloucester 10k run

    Charity will benefit afterall as runners limber up for this weekend's virtual Gloucester 10k run

    03-07-2020

    It is as much strength of will as it is fitness that keeps a runner going – and perhaps that doggedness explains why even with a pandemic the Gloucester 10k was always going to find a way.&nbs...

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  • Law firm welcomes new expert to its ranks

    Law firm welcomes new expert to its ranks

    03-07-2020

    Specialists in property law, Frank Smith & Co Solicitors, has announced a new recruit to its ranks as the firm expands.  Set up in 2016 as a specialist law firm advising on all aspects...

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  • BPE appoints new member of employment team

    BPE appoints new member of employment team

    03-07-2020

    BPE Solicitors, one of the most high-profile names jostling for position on the busy Cheltenham scene, has revealed its latest appointment.  Nick Rowe’s appointment to the firm&rsquo...

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  • Advanced manufacturing firm unveils £5 million investment

    Advanced manufacturing firm unveils £5 million investment

    01-07-2020

    Advanced materials manufacturer and all-round graphene guru Versarien has revealed it secured £5 million of funding.  The cash came from Innovate UK, a non-departmental public body w...

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  • Much-loved charity Maggie’s Cheltenham gifted near £20,000 by law firm

    Much-loved charity Maggie’s Cheltenham gifted near £20,000 by law firm

    29-06-2020

    A charity based in Cheltenham which supports anyone affected by cancer has received a serious boost to its finances in the form of almost £20,000 from Willans LLP.  The spa town-head...

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  • Self-made Gloucestershire businessmen toast rescue of award-winning drinks brand

    Self-made Gloucestershire businessmen toast rescue of award-winning drinks brand

    26-06-2020

    Two self-made businessmen from Gloucestershire will not be short of fine spirits to toast their latest deal after stepping in to takeover one of the best British rum brands.  James Strickl...

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  • New partner appointed at Gloucestershire law firm

    New partner appointed at Gloucestershire law firm

    25-06-2020

    A new partner and in-house barrister has been revealed at a Gloucestershire law firm with ambitions for growth.  Jack Henry joins the Tewkesbury-based firm where he will also head-up its f...

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  • Law firm acquires four decades of experience with one signing

    Law firm acquires four decades of experience with one signing

    23-06-2020

    If reputation, pedigree and contacts were worth their weight in gold a certain Cheltenham law firm would be creaking under the strain with its most recent appointment.  Former senior partn...

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  • Handful of promotions will help keep law firm on the winning way

    Handful of promotions will help keep law firm on the winning way

    16-06-2020

    One of Cheltenham’s best-known and respected law firms has announced five senior promotions.  Bridget Redmond, managing partner at the Imperial Square-based firm, said: “The ex...

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  • Tips to help business owners plan corporate transactions during lockdown: Paul Symes-Thompson of Willans

    Tips to help business owners plan corporate transactions during lockdown: Paul Symes-Thompson of Willans

    09-06-2020

    Numerous transactions and commercial initiatives being put on hold or, worse, aborted, during the ongoing coronavirus lockdown.  This includes company and business acquisitions and sales...

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  • Law firm adds associate to its Cheltenham employment team

    Law firm adds associate to its Cheltenham employment team

    05-06-2020

    One of the firms jostling for space in the hotbed of legal talent that is Cheltenham has revealed a new appointment to its employment law team.  Faye Reynolds has joined Lodders as an associat...

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  •  Furlough update: Darren Sherborne, of Sherbornes Solicitors

    Furlough update: Darren Sherborne, of Sherbornes Solicitors

    03-06-2020

    Many will be aware the Government announced how the furlough scheme will change over the coming months, in that employers will be required to contribute to payment. In case you have missed this, the c...

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  • Homeworking and employment law: Matthew Clayton, Willans LLP Solicitors

    Homeworking and employment law: Matthew Clayton, Willans LLP Solicitors

    03-06-2020

    The coronavirus lockdown has seen a vast ballooning of the numbers of people working from home. This situation won’t last for ever, but it is likely to lead to increased requests from staff for ...

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  • Law firm's foundation donates £12,000 to charities to help tackle rising demand

    Law firm's foundation donates £12,000 to charities to help tackle rising demand

    26-05-2020

    A charitable foundation founded and run by a Cheltenham law firm has been revealed as the donor behind a £12,000 boost to three charities. Each of the beneficiaries, one in Gloucestershir...

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  • Covid-19. Furloughed workers and annual leave: Jenny Hawrot, Willans

    Covid-19. Furloughed workers and annual leave: Jenny Hawrot, Willans

    22-05-2020

    The government has provided some long awaited guidance on the treatment of annual leave for furloughed employees affected by the coronavirus pandemic. One of Willans senior employment lawyers, Jenny ...

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  • Update: Can employers force workers to take holiday during furlough? Darren Sherborne, of Sherbornes Solicitors

    Update: Can employers force workers to take holiday during furlough? Darren Sherborne, of Sherbornes Solicitors

    14-05-2020

    The government has updated their guidance to employees regarding the furlough scheme. This update is correct as at 14th May 2020 but there may be further changes and updates. Following the Government...

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  • County firms emerge as key players in Cheltenham hotel sale

    County firms emerge as key players in Cheltenham hotel sale

    30-04-2020

    Chris and Julie Taylor, the former shareholders and owners of The Clarence Court Hotel, have sold the business for an undisclosed sum.  Making the deal possible was one of the spa town&rsq...

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  • £22m restaurant, hotel and pub development deal completed

    £22m restaurant, hotel and pub development deal completed

    27-04-2020

    A specialist commercial property team with a penchant for property deals hasbeen revealed as the advisors which helped secure progress on a £22 million scheme.  Cheltenham law firm L...

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  • Law firm makes two senior promotions

    Law firm makes two senior promotions

    27-04-2020

    A law firm at the centre of the competitive cluster of practices headquartered in Cheltenham has announced two promotions within our senior management team.  Jon Rathbone has been made an ...

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  • Matthew Clayton, Willans: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme guidance clarified. COVID-19

    Matthew Clayton, Willans: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme guidance clarified. COVID-19

    24-04-2020

    Our employment lawyers summarise the latest developments on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to emerge from HMRC. On Friday 17 April 2020 there were two developments in relation to the government...

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  • Sophie Martyn, Willans: Corporate and commercial issues. COVID-19

    Sophie Martyn, Willans: Corporate and commercial issues. COVID-19

    24-04-2020

    The global outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) and the government’s resulting emergency measures have had severe implications for many businesses. Read on for answers to some frequently-asked qu...

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