We’re recruiting for trainee solicitors

08/10/2017

The 2018 Trainee Solicitor intake for Darlingtons will be made up of 2 and potentially 3 individuals undertaking at least 3 seats in various departments within the firm. Start, closing date and requirements Start Date: January 2018 / July 2018 Closing Date for applications: Friday 3rd November 2017 Academic Requirements: All candidates must have completed READ MORE

Secured business loans and personal guarantees

06/02/2017

Secured loans v personal guarantees – some important differences and implications It is very common for business loans, especially to fairly new businesses or small businesses, to involve some form of security or guarantee. Understandably, especially in the case of a personal guarantee, generally sought from a director in a business where the shareholders are READ MORE

Immigration Act 2016 – Landlords are you ready?

06/12/2016

Landlords will already be familiar with changes that were introduced by the Immigration Act 2014. This piece of legislation obligated Landlords (from 1 February 2016) to check that their tenants or lodgers can legally rent property in England. This is known as the ‘right to rent’. In summary, UK citizens, EEA citizens, Swiss Nationals and READ MORE

Early Stage Investment Rounds

18/11/2016

Funding considerations for start up businesses One of the most exciting aspects of being a corporate lawyer is advising start ups and entrepreneurs on how to make their idea a reality. One of the main issues with being a start up is that you may have the idea, the connections and even the contracts in READ MORE

Rail Misery, Mobile Phones and UK Class Action Claims

29/09/2016

UK rail commuters are in the headlines at the moment complaining about overcrowding, poor service and seem to be having a bad time generally. This group of consumers cite majorly underperforming services on privatised contracts, which is often leaving some commuters bereft of ideas on simply getting to work. There are also (unverified) reports that READ MORE

I received a default judgment. What do I do?

29/09/2016

D Rosen A claimant brings a claim. A defendant defends a claim. This subject is time-sensitive. You must act promptly to do something about, it or you may forgo your right to do so through passage of time. This blogpost is aimed at the uninitiated who have never been involved in the court legal system READ MORE

Have channel 4 forgotten the yeast when buying the Bake Off rights?

22/09/2016

Sometimes real life situations which genuinely impact people offer the easiest and best way to demonstrate important legal issues which can otherwise seem remote or dry. Let’s face it, people care about Bake Off! It looks as though Channel 4 are in a pickle – a vital ingredient in the show, the rights to which READ MORE

I purchased a house from someone who is a fraudster and is not the true seller after all. What do I do?  

20/09/2016

  D Rosen  You buy a property. You use solicitors or licensed conveyancers for the intended purchase. The seller of the property also has solicitors or licensed conveyancers for the intended sale. You found the property for sale through local estate agents. You have inspected the property and met with the intended seller. A price READ MORE

David Rosen interviewed by Jeremy Vine on Radio 2

15/09/2016

Our very own David Rosen, head of litigation, was approached to speak on the Jeremy Vine show on Radio 2 today. Hear what David was asked and his comments below – David’s input starts after about 4 minutes 30 seconds into the segment. READ MORE

Practical Brexit business tips

29/07/2016

Legal tips for the uncertainty with Brexit Practical steps your business can take now Every business in every sector has to deal with issues of all kinds to survive and thrive in normal market conditions. Brexit creates an unprecedented problem due to uncertainty. It is common consensus that it will take several years for Brexit READ MORE