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Top tips for protecting your digital legacy

A recent survey found that we value our digital assets at approximately £25 billion and this will only increase as more of our lives are captured and stored in digital form. Our digital footprint exists throughout our entire life however is it time to start thinking beyond that – What about after our life has finished? What about our digital legacy?

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Posted in: Corporate / commercial updates

The whole truth and nothing but the truth when it comes to selling/letting commercial property

What is disclosure and how does it work?

When selling or letting commercial property, there is a legal process which you must follow to ensure both parties are protected. This includes, amongst other things, disclosing or revealing any matters that might negatively affect the property.

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Posted in: Commercial Property

What structure would suit us best as we convert to academy status?

As the move towards being an academy becomes reality for many schools, they start to consider what structure might suit them best.

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Posted in: Education

Endeavour celebrates women in business with special event

We’re very much looking forward to celebrating the achievements of women in business from across Teesside this International Women’s Day, Wednesday March 8th when we host a special event at Crathorne Hall, near Yarm..

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Posted in: News & PR

What knowledge and skills does the governing body of an academy need?

Although the changes affect everyone from teachers to pupils to parents, the governing body is expected to take a very new role in an academy, and governors are often those that need the most help in managing this change.

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Posted in: Education

What are the challenges of converting to an academy school?

We’ve all seen it in the news. It has been writ large across the face of the secondary education sector for some time now. The ‘academisation’ of schools (the most inelegant of terms) is fast approaching and although there has been some change of heart in the government ranks it still looks likely that the academy status is the route that the current government wants schools to go down.

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Posted in: Education

Don't get hit by health and safety fines: here's what you need to know

In February 2016, the Sentencing Council published its renewed and harder hitting sentencing guidelines. One year on, and we are already starting to see signs that courts are willing to hand down higher fines to businesses, with the amount fined being directly linked to the financial success of the offending company.

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Posted in: Employment Law

How to future-proof your commercial contracts in preparation for Brexit

Britain's decision to leave the European Union is one that will have wide reaching ramifications across many different sectors, but as of yet the road to Brexit is paved with uncertainty.

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Posted in: Corporate / commercial updates

Boundary disputes; where do you draw the line?

Becoming involved in boundary disputes with your neighbour can be both stressful and upsetting for you and your family. In extreme cases, it can even lead you to feel you have no other option but to sell your home to escape the problem.

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Posted in: Commercial Property

Business rates: legislation and case law collide

Rents are in some places steadily recovering from the lows of 2009/2010 with strong growth in some sectors and localities.  For the property sector as a whole however, there has been little if any rent increase since 2008. 

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Posted in: Commercial Property

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