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WARNING! Don’t get caught by Japanese Knotweed

What is Japanese Knotweed?

Japanese knotweed is a plant native to Japan, Taiwan and northern China.  It is highly invasive and can be extremely destructive.  It has been known to grow as high as four or five metres in a matter of months with roots spanning even further.  Everyone who owns or occupies property, whether residential or commercial, should be vigilant in checking whether or not Japanese Knotweed is growing or encroaching on their property. For more information on how to identify it, see the  Japanese knotweed identification sheet. 

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Posted in: Commercial Property

Endeavour reaches fundraising total for Teesside charity

We’re really delighted to be able to share our charity news- we’ve just donated £7500 to Fairbridge House, the Middlesbrough centre of the Prince’s Trust charity.

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Posted in: News & PR

Small suppliers set to get intel on big company payment performance

New regulations designed to help small businesses get paid on time came into force this month, with a requirement for larger companies to publish information about how long they take to pay suppliers. 

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Posted in: Corporate Recovery and Insolvency

County Durham business secures million-pound investment with Endeavour’s help

Growth Capital Ventures (GCV) has received a £1.1 million investment from Maven Capital Partners, a prominent UK private equity house, working alongside our legal experts to complete the deal.

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Posted in: News & PR

BREXIT: the future of EU workers within SMEs

Many UK businesses are finding themselves in ‘limbo’ following the triggering of Article 50 on 29th March 2017, marking the beginning of the UK’s departure from the EU. According to the latest research from the Federation of Small Businesses, over half of small businesses with EU workers are worried about accessing people with the right skills, or growing their business post-Brexit.

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Posted in: Employment Law

Troublesome tweets – what to avoid when using social media

If your business uses social media, you need to be aware of publishing law and advertising regulations to ensure that incidents, like the ones discussed in this Article, are avoided.

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Posted in: Employment Law

Creditors be aware!

6 April 2017 saw the introduction of new insolvency rules that might have a profound impact on the ability of creditors to nominate a Liquidator who will rigorously investigate the affairs of an insolvent company and its directors. 

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Posted in: Corporate Recovery and Insolvency

Public rights of way: do you know your landowner obligations?

Whether you own a couple of acres of paddock or hundreds of acres of upland moor, don’t ever overlook your rights and responsibilities when it comes to public rights of way. 

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Posted in: Commercial Property Agriculture

Be sure to ‘mind the gap’ as new Gender Pay Gap rules come into force

It’s often talked about and now it’s here - the new Gender Pay Gap regulations come into force this month and they’re some of the highest profile legal changes of 2017 highlighting pay differences between men and women.

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Posted in: Employment Law

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

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