News

Employment and HR lawyer Blackburn

Warning as ‘Fit for Work’ scheme is scrapped

Napthens - February 23rd 2018
A specialist in HR and employment law is warning bosses to ensure their policies and procedures are in place following the news that the controversial Fit for Work scheme is to end.
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Litigation - Partner - Rob Richards

The future for solving legal disputes?

Napthens - February 21st 2018
An expert in litigation has expressed caution at the news that the rules around legal disputes may be tightened up to oblige parties to try to solve their differences out of courtrooms.
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Jon Esner, Partner in corporate

Napthens strengthens commercial law offering

Napthens - February 14th 2018
Jon Esner has joined Napthens solicitors as a partner within the Corporate department, heading up the specialist Commercial Contracts team. He joins Napthens after 17 years holding senior in-house legal positions within large corporate businesses, including Co-op Group, Arriva Group and US-owned leisure business, Wyndham Corporation. Prior to this Jon spent time in private practice with DLA Piper and Eversheds.
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Landlords should ‘check contents of premises licence’ before refurbishing a venue

Napthens - February 13th 2018
A licensing expert is warning operators to be aware of the contents of their premises licences or face a potential impact on the business. Malcolm Ireland, partner and head of Leisure & Licensing at regional law firm Napthens, explains that premises licences provide permission for operators to carry out certain activities, including the sale of alcohol, regulated entertainment and late-night refreshment.
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Daniel Coll, Commercial property, Cumbria,

Daniel joins Kendal office as Napthens continues Cumbria growth

Napthens - February 9th 2018
Regional law firm Napthens continues its growth in Cumbria with the appointment of a Commercial Property solicitor in its Kendal office. Daniel Coll joins the team bringing wide ranging expertise in property issues, with a particular focus on the purchase of commercial premises, the purchase of land for small developments, and drafting and reviewing commercial leases.
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Family and Divorce - Partner - Helen Lucking

Civil partnership consultation to bring major changes

Napthens - February 6th 2018
Government plans could bring major changes to the way couples can secure their rights in an alternative to marriage, an expert has warned. Under a consultation announced this week, civil partnerships could be extended to same sex couples. Civil partnership ceremonies are non-religious, and civil partners have the same financial rights upon divorce as married couples.
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