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19 October 2022

Re-deployment of workforce saves jobs in cost-cutting exercise

Nick Hall and the HCR employment team provided advice and understanding when a Northampton-based company wanted to undertake a cost-cutting...

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13 September 2022

Divorce guidance leads to settlement and new beginning thanks to family lawyer

When a wife required guidance through her divorce, she turned to Sally Robinson for help. She needed advice on a...

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2 September 2022

Vehicle tracking tender reassessed

Our client had been unsuccessful in a competitive tender process to provide vehicle tracking apparatus to two local authorities. They...

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31 August 2022

Subsidy penalty quashed

A company that owns and manages arable and grazing land in Norfolk sought the expertise of HCR Hewitsons in challenging...

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31 August 2022

Clarification over the powers available to statutory bodies under the Housing and Planning Act

An arable and livestock farmer’s land was the subject of surveying work as part of preparations to build a t...

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31 August 2022

Competitive tender challenge success

Our client had been unsuccessful in a competitive tender process to provide a number of speed cameras to a constabulary....

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31 August 2022

Tenders re-evaluated following a successful challenge

Our client had been unsuccessful in a competitive tender process to provide a clean air zone to a local authority....

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31 August 2022

Public procurement process re-run after expert legal advice

Our building contractor client had finished second in a competitive tender process to supply a housing development and regeneration programme...

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30 August 2022

Renowned university defends its commercial interests

A world-renowned university received expert legal assistance from Stewart Morrison and Simon Biggin to help it defend its commercial interests....

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30 August 2022

College supported in judicial review with specialist legal expertise

Our client, a college within a prestigious university, called on the expertise of Stewart Morrison and Simon Biggin when its...

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25 August 2022

How to double contract value and quadruple win rates

Many technical businesses, those in engineering, research or design struggle with the same challenge when writing proposals. There is a...

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25 August 2022

The art of maintaining good relationships through procurement disputes

With the value of good relationships in business being paramount, it can be a difficult decision to challenge an organisation...

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25 August 2022

A trifecta approach: wrap-around support for £32m redevelopment

­Our office in Cheltenham provided wrap-around legal support for a substantial redevelopment project, for which the University of Gloucestershire looked&...

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12 August 2022

Commercial advice for rugby team leads to strengthening of position

Rugby team Worcester Warriors turned to Commercial lawyer Daniel De Saulles when they needed help understanding, negotiating and implementing the...

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5 August 2022

Cancer patient receives settlement with help from employment Partner

Nicholas Hall stepped in when his client was made redundant following a diagnosis of early-stage cancer. While there was initial...

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30 June 2022

Racing ahead

Our client needed advice and guidance on creating and negotiating a number of commercial agreements with a global car manufacturer...

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30 June 2022

On our client’s side

Our client, a national governing body, received a complaint about the interpretation of its articles of association and the electoral...

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30 June 2022

Collaboration at British Blind Sport

We act for a UK charity that enables people who are blind or partially sighted to participate in sport and...

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18 May 2022

Trustees managing rural land and rental properties supported by expertise

Our clients were the trustees of a collection of trusts. They wanted to be sure all the trusts were being...

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18 May 2022

Mediation resolved unfair dismissal and disability discrimination claim

A Northampton-based employer was facing the prospect of an Employment Tribunal for unfair dismissal and disability discrimination. They had a...

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3 May 2022

Court proceedings avoided following alleged breach of restrictive covenants

If a recent recruit is pursued by their former employer for breaches of restrictive covenants, what steps can you take...

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27 April 2022

Guidance over disputed will leads to high praise from client

When the wording of a will was disputed by family members, private client partner Laura Banks and disputed wills, trusts...

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22 April 2022

Former managing director diverted clients to her own business

What can you do if a former employee or director leaves your business and begins diverting clients to their own...

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20 April 2022

International estate complexities resolved thanks to private client lawyer

When a man died leaving an international estate but only a single copy of his will, Alexandra Svennevik was contacted...

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20 April 2022

Dispute resolution support enables solution via mediation

When John, a retired engineer, was denied an entitlement to a share of the company which he helped to build...

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14 April 2022

Care funding restored for dementia patient thanks to healthcare expertise

When a dementia patient’s care funding was withdrawn without consultation, his concerned wife contacted expert Tonina Ashby for support a...

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8 April 2022

International estate complications made clear thanks to private client lawyer

When a young woman died abroad, her family turned to HCR Hewitsons’ Hauke Harrack for help with the administration of&h...

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4 April 2022

Restrictive covenant leads to positive outcome for clients

When Geoffrey and Pauline Coleridge objected to their neighbours building a new garage, they turned to HCR Hewitsons for help....

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1 April 2022

Northampton company guided through dismissal process thanks to employment knowhow

When a serious complaint was made about an employee of a Northampton company, the company turned to HCR’s employment a...

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1 April 2022

Successful purchase of award-winning fish and chip shop thanks to cross-discipline guidance

Brad and Liza Salazar gave up their jobs to pursue their dream of running their own business and turned to...

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24 March 2022

Pub purchase made easy thanks to lawyers’ expertise

When Joanne Vogler and James Redding wanted to buy their first pub - the Queen Matilda in Stroud, Gloucestershire -...

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10 March 2022

Historic Cotswolds pub sells thanks to Ben Thomas and team

When the owner of a Grade II listed Cotswold pub decided to retire after 15 years, he turned to HCR’s&h...

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23 February 2022

Full state pension for vulnerable farmer after HMRC refusal

In a recent case, a hard-working, vulnerable farmer who had worked for over 50 years was told by HMRC that…

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17 December 2021

Event organiser not at fault in insurance claim

In 2021, Jonathan Edwards acted for an event management company through its Public Liability insurers, in connection with an insurance…

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17 December 2021

Gloucestershire College aim to achieve net zero by 2030 – with help from HCR

Gloucestershire College has made a commitment to being carbon zero by 2030. They’re the first college in the country to&h...

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10 December 2021

Independent school transformed into school for SEND pupils thanks to HCR

St Mary’s Roman Catholic girl’s school had dwindling pupil numbers, which in turn had a negative impact on the...

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1 December 2021

FCA authorisation successfully navigated thanks to practical knowhow

An overseas futures broker wanted to be recognised as a Registered Intermediating Broker by the London Metal Exchange. Their proposal...

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22 November 2021

HCR corporate team help law firm become employee-owned trust

Tim Ward and Olivia Brooks helped to secure an employee owned trust (EOT) deal that has been hailed as a...

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19 November 2021

Businesses get settlement thanks to financial knowhow and determination

Over the course of three years, starting in 2009, Stuart Brothers was approached by a number of businesses who had…

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19 November 2021

Pensions and life insurance firm defended against Financial Services Authority

Stuart Brothers successfully helped defend a pensions and life insurance company against a claim made by the FSA (now the...

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15 October 2021

Laying the foundations for the future of longstanding family business

Real estate lawyers at Harrison Clark Rickerbys helped their clients to lay the foundations of a new family business with...

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14 October 2021

Expert cross-sector legal advice lands substantial site acquisition

When a major international company needed help with seeking land for the development of a new flagship research centre, HCR’s...

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23 September 2021

Complex share acquisition and third-party security refinancing success

HCR were instructed by a bank in connection with a refinance of three mobile home parks with a loan value...

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11 March 2021

Banking fraud scam – the right result for a victim of authorised push payment (APP)

An APP scam, also known as a bank transfer scam, occurs when you - knowingly or unwittingly - transfer money...

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8 February 2021

Can I claim for Business Interruption Insurance?

Sport has suffered during lockdown, and clubs have struggled without revenue – one club came to Jenny Raymond of our…

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14 December 2020

Triumph v Primus – tender summary

Richard Morgan, Head of Dispute Resolution at HCR, represented US-owned multinational aerospace component manufacturer Primus International Holding Co – they…

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2 December 2020

How the court will balance the rights of site owners and telecommunications operators in disputes over the installation of telecommunication equipment

In a landmark case, the Upper Tribunal declined to impose an agreement against a site provider under the Telecommunication Code...

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17 November 2020

How dog Arlo’s future is being protected

When Charlotte H came to us for advice about safeguarding her puppy’s future, we knew a Pup-Nup™ would be a co...

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23 October 2020

Business sale allows time for seller’s motoring passion

Our corporate team in the Wye Valley has given a Bromyard businessman the time to enjoy his passion for classic...

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23 October 2020

Seamless development support from the ground up

From advice on planning strategy, right through the building phase to sale agreements, HCR’s development team made a new i...

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12 October 2020

Protecting and preserving assets for generations to come

How to protect international assets for children and grandchildren was uppermost in the mind of an hotelier who came to...

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12 October 2020

Key legal advice for family business journey

From incorporating a family business’ company, through the successful sale of that business and now to the establishment of a&h...

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7 October 2020

At the heart of the action

Ruroc Ltd is one of the world’s premier helmet makers and has made helmets for bikers and snowboarders all o...

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6 July 2020

Unregistered land preserved after expert help

Saving a wildlife haven from encroachment by a neighbour and enabling the owners to keep the land in the family,...

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16 June 2020

Gweithredu’n gyflym wedi trasiedi yn sicrhau bod cleient yn cael cadw eu cartref

Mae’r ffaith fod Hefin Archer-Williams ac Emma Jennings wedi gweithredu’n gyflym i ofyn i reol gael ei newid wed...

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12 June 2020

Swift action after tragedy ensured client could keep their home

Swift action by Hefin Archer-Williams and Emma Jennings to ask for a rule to be modified meant that their client...

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11 May 2020

Swift CBILS success with expert advice

Key questions about a CBILS application brought John Price from Chris Mullins Tyres in Gloucester to HCR’s finance team i...

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4 May 2020

Going the extra mile to make wills happen

Going the extra mile to help clients in their 80s who were shielding, Lucy Willmett’s professional, efficient and thorough s...

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27 April 2020

Expert support for battle against discrimination

Wye Valley employment team recently acted for Mr Allen, a quality manager, in a claim against his former employer. He...

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21 April 2020

Total commitment and team approach enables HMRC change to benefit clients

Total commitment to clients, combined with a willingness to question the status quo and some excellent professional contacts, not only...

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31 March 2020

Saving £350k – clarity cuts through HMRC bureaucracy

Sarah Woodall succeeded in bringing an HMRC enquiry into the disposal of employment-related securities to an end within months of...

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16 March 2020

Harrison Clark Rickerbys helps company director right three wrongs

Adrian Holmes OBE is the founder and former CEO of ESG (Skills) Ltd, which helped people fulfil their potential through...

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24 February 2020

£180k Tax penalties wiped out in dementia case after HCR acts

A couple facing £180,000 in penalties for late tax returns had those penalties dropped after Sarah Woodall, HCR’s head of&he...

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12 February 2020

Positive HMRC engagement saves almost £1M

Sarah Woodall recently helped a large international retail distributor facing excessive VAT assessments to achieve a settlement which saw a...

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11 February 2020

Family firm makes great strides in global arena

Selling to 850 retailers in the UK and many more overseas, with their own warehouses in Ireland and the US,…

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15 October 2019

In-depth immigration advice ease employer’s path to successful recruitment

The in-depth immigration expertise of Lynne Adams’ team enabled a company wishing to take on a migrant worker to do&h...

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25 September 2019

Insolvency isn’t always ‘the end of the world’

Businesses fail for many reasons, most often as a result of factors beyond the control of its management, such as...

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17 September 2019

Urgent advice brought client leave to remain

A change in Home Office rules left one client facing deportation, a split from his partner and the loss of...

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17 September 2019

Dealing with refusal of spouse visa

A man who had been refused a spouse visa came to Lynne Adams’ team for advice on how to proceed. Wi...

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17 September 2019

Advice for employee taking up new post

A client wanted to work for a sponsored employer, and came to Lynne Adams’ team for advice, especially since he&h...

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16 September 2019

Family firm keeps business on the move when the weather does its worst

From one four-wheel drive and a trailer to a fleet of 12 salt spreaders serving local and national customers, AA…

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2 September 2019

Specialist legal support enables academy to open new sixth form

Dene Magna School were able to call on the specialist expertise of academies expert Emma Swann and the education team...

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5 August 2019

Corporate specialists support global engineering group’s new acquisition

Our corporate team recently helped global engineering group Trelleborg AB to acquire liquefied natural gas (LNG) transfer systems provider, Signum...

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8 July 2019

Expert corporate advice helps secure £7m investment for cutting edge technology provider

Global growth for Chemigraphic and continued development of its high-tech expertise will be supported by the £7m private equity investment&...

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11 June 2019

A vital part of the team for global HR and payroll services

Providing not only the means to generate tailored contracts for a global provider of HR and payroll services across 76…

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11 June 2019

Expert investment support for early-stage tech firms

Combining understanding of the needs of early-stage tech companies and the needs of the investors they seek gives Inger Anson...

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5 June 2019

Getting access to mobile phone data after the owner dies

As our lives are increasingly linked to our mobile phones, the importance of our digital data - photos, videos, emails...

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5 June 2019

Assessing risks and finding solutions with in-depth legal support

Providing software solutions to customers across the world needs the backing of highly skilled legal advice, as contracts and agreements...

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5 June 2019

University/corporation collaboration benefits from specialist legal expertise

Successful collaboration between a university and a large corporation to establish new commercial income streams was supported by Nicola McNeely’s...

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22 March 2019

UK/India shareholder dispute resolved

An Indian widow and a former finance director and Chartered Secretary of an Indian listed company, who came under pressure...

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19 March 2019

Navigating tax complexities

Helping business people navigate the complexities of HMRC’s procedures, including Code of Practice 9 or the Hansard procedure (COP9), is&h...

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19 March 2019

Advising on loss relief for investors

Mr and Mrs Thomas came to Sarah Woodall when they were denied the loss relief that they had expected, after...

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19 March 2019

Expert advice on tariffs, customs and EU steel quotas

The immediate impact of EU-imposed quotas on steel, especially the type imported into the UK as reinforcing bars, or rebars,...

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19 March 2019

Untangling tax matters after poor advice

Making a decision based on poor advice in the midst of a painful and stressful divorce to become involved in...

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13 February 2019

Supporting Paragon’s growth

Bringing together experts in banking, corporate deals and finance from our Cheltenham office meant that a £276m deal for Paragon Ban...

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24 January 2019

Expert legal advice on corporate and property issues supports purchase of leading Hereford garden centre

When Pru and Rupert Woods found the ideal new site for their reclamation business, they turned to corporate lawyer Arpinder...

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30 August 2018

Corporate team in Cheltenham advise on the sale of leading ladder and fencing firm

Peter Raybould from our Corporate team advised Rowan (216) Limited on the sale of Newent based Ladder and Fencing Industries…

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7 August 2018

State of the art new campus for Gloucestershire College (GC)

We provided all the property, procurement and construction support for a new £18 million Gloucestershire College campus on a former…

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20 June 2018

Supporting university growth with finance expertise

Acting for a growing university in support of its ambitious plans for the future, an HCR team led by Tim...

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20 June 2018

Complex transaction to support acquisition

The HCR team, led by Harry Bengough with Mark Carter from Real Estate, advised a bank and its invoice finance...

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11 June 2018

Advising the ISBA

The project was significant for the ISBA and for the sector as a whole, and it took time to come...

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31 May 2018

Speed and expertise with Section 106 agreements benefit local authorities

Drafting and agreeing Section 106 agreements can be key to driving planning permissions forward and helping local authorities to keep…

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31 May 2018

Standing firm against village green proposal

Opposing an application to create a village green on part of her client’s land, Rosalind Andrews from our planning t...

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31 May 2018

When land is not an asset of community value

When local residents wanted to stop the development of land belonging to Rosalind Andrews’ client, they applied to register it&h...

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29 May 2018

Social housing leases move to Falcon HA with HCR support

Boosting Falcon Housing Association’s portfolio and supporting the provision of care for vulnerable adults, the reassignment of leases from F...

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24 May 2018

Resolving complex issues for receivers

A care home in receivership set against a background of a family feud, a local authority embargo preventing them taking...

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17 May 2018

Security Industry Authority Case Study

Acting for a private security contractor, who had been subcontracted to provide surveillance personnel and vehicles to a London based...

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8 May 2018

Insolvency, fraud and bankruptcy after car business collapse

The winding-up of a high-end second-hand car business, Armston Developments Ltd, called on our insolvency expert Derek Jones’ considerable court&h...

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1 May 2018

Corporate Case Study

Bromsgrove IT infrastructure specialists, Prestige Systems Ltd, had over 28 years’ experience providing IT solutions and expertise in the data…

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24 April 2018

Commercial Case Study – GP Practice

Robert Capper acted for a partner of a large GP practice following his suspension by his local PCT.  Robert advised&...

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24 April 2018

Dispute Resolution Case Study

Remaining alert to who benefits more from international investment advice – the investor or the adviser – was the key…

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24 April 2018

Defence, Security and the Forces Case Study

We acted for a defence contractor supplying complex software to MOD (jamming of remote triggers for IEDs). The company’s s...

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24 April 2018

Construction and Engineering Case Study

Winning mix of legal expertise supports Worcester charity The winning combination of legal expertise in both construction and healthcare offered...

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24 April 2018

Wills, Trusts and Estates Case Study

We successfully represented the beneficiaries of an estate in a claim against executors who delayed the distribution of the assets...

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24 April 2018

Real Estate Case Study

A lease renewal and excellent legal advice from Mark Fabian, Partner in our Commercial Property Team in Cheltenham, saved an...

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24 April 2018

International Case Study

Our client (a business with headquarters in England) planned to outsource its sales function in respect of numerous European countries...

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20 April 2018

Relationships and Family Law Case Study

Family lawyers at Harrison Clark Rickerbys helped Juliet to feel more at ease discussing her divorce and the personal issues...

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27 February 2018

Substantial Acquisition for UK client

Harrison Clark Rickerbys acted for a UK client in connection with a substantial acquisition of an international group of software...

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