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Business premises – what to look out for when taking on or renewing a lease


When granting, or taking on a new lease for business premises, one of the key questions that needs to be addressed is whether the lease should be protected or unprotected under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (“LTA 1954”). This is a fundamental point for both the landlord and the tenant, and we explain why below from both a landlord’s and a tenant’s perspective.

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Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 – 40th Anniversary


A press campaign launched by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (“APIL”) has highlighted the importance of the Health and Safety at Work Act in saving the lives of workers across Great Britain. 2014 marks the 40th Anniversary of the Health and Safety at Work Act, legislation that was intended to protect British workers against serious injury, ill health and incidents of death.

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What might happen if I do not have a Lasting Power of Attorney


If you do not have a Lasting Power of Attorney and you can no longer look after your affairs, usually because you have lost mental or physical capacity, then there may be a period of time when no one can make some types of decisions for you (as no one will have the legal power to do so).

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