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Calculating 'loss of profit' in a business dispute

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If you are involved in a business dispute which has reached the point of discussing loss of profit, then it may be more complicated than you expected to come to an agreed figure. When a court awards damages, the sum determined is intended to compensate you,...

The hedge and ditch presumption

Leanne Kitson
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Yours or mine? Hedge your bets Gazing over the rolling countryside, it is common to be immediately aware of the obvious boundaries between parcels of land. Whether it’s stone walls, hedges, natural ditches or fencing; the boundaries tend to be...

Providing for a pet in your Will

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Your pets are an important part of your family, but providing for them in your Will is not as straightforward as providing for other family members. Whilst a cat or dog might be relatively easy to care for, pets such as tortoises, llamas, or horses will...

Dealing with a dispute arising from an indemnity

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As a business owner you are likely to have been given the benefit of an indemnity in one or more of your commercial agreements.  These can be a valuable method of obtaining some assurance that the company or person who gave you the indemnity, usually...

A landlord's liability for a commercial tenant's activities

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The most successful commercial landlords take an active approach to managing their properties, and there is more to this than making sure the building is well-maintained. It is also important to check that your tenants are not causing a nuisance to others or...

Later life and the various bodies you might encounter

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If you are helping a loved one who is ill or vulnerable in their later life, whether formally or informally, there are various bodies that you might encounter with whom you will need to liaise to assist you with your loved one’s affairs. In this blog...

Planning for the end of a contract

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Imagine a contract you entered into is not going as expected and you want to terminate. All you want is to get out of this contract but, if not terminated properly, this could end up causing you more issues than necessary. Ending a contract cleanly is,...

We're proud to support Update Your Will Week 2024

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Update Your Will Week (4th – 10th March), is an annual campaign hosted by The Association of Lifetime Lawyers. It aims to raise awareness around the risks of not having an up to date Will and encourages people to update their Will to ensure their...

Questions to ask when buying a new build house

Adele Holliday
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Buying a new-build house comes with its own issues and processes to follow. Here are the answers to questions on buying a new build house and some tips when buying a new build house. I’ve reserved my new property, what do I need to do now? Now that...

Martin House Hospice Make a Will Month March 2024

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Our York, Malton and Pickering offices are taking part in the Martin House Hospice Make a Will Month in March 2024. This is a scheme where you can make your Will for free* from 1-31 March 2024. If you want to take part as a supporter, a Will Month pack will...

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