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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Napthens supports The Cube in licence extension

Napthens - October 14th 2020
A popular Poulton bar and restaurant has been granted permission to serve customers outside for longer, following an extension of its licence permissions by Wyre Council.
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Creative and digital sectors ‘on growth path in Liverpool’

Napthens - September 18th 2020
The creative and digital sectors of the Liverpool economy has the capability to grow further and diverse funding streams are available despite the challenges presented by Covid-19.
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Access Future Fund before it’s too late…

Napthens - September 3rd 2020
High-growth businesses across the region that need crucial investment to get through the current crisis are being urged to apply for the government’s specialist Future Fund scheme before it is too late.
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COVID-19: How Have Family Law Services Adapted?

Gillian RIgby - July 21st 2020
As we emerge from more than 100 days of lock-down, I thought it might be interesting to look back over how much things have changed - not only in the way that we work within the Napthens family team but in how the Courts are now approaching various family matters.
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Check employment contracts warning for employers

Napthens - July 13th 2020
Emma Saunders, senior associate solicitor in the Employment team at regional law firm Napthens, warns employers that existing contracts may not be flexible enough to allow them to change working arrangements for staff returning to work following the lockdown.
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VAT cut could help save summer season for thousands

Napthens - July 9th 2020
As Rishi Sunak announced a cut to VAT for hospitality and leisure, head of real estate, Jamie Allison has welcomed the move saying it will be a huge benefit to those taking advantage of the increase in 'staycations' this year.
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Stamp duty holiday – is it enough?

Napthens - July 9th 2020
As Chancellor Rishi Sunak announces a stamp duty holiday on properties under £500,000, head of private client, Simon Ainsworth says it needs lenders to adapt to the situation as well to fully benefit individuals.
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Don’t forget data protection laws, expert warns pubs and bars

Napthens - July 2nd 2020
Information being gathered from customers at restaurants, pubs, bars and takeaways under the easing of lockdown must follow strict data protection laws, warns a legal expert.
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Following guidance key for building trust in leisure industry

Napthens - June 23rd 2020
Head of Leisure and Licensing, Malcolm Ireland has welcomed the latest government announcement that the country’s leisure sector can reopen on July 4 but has offered caution to licensees and business owners.
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Let’s create a staycation capital says Head of Cumbria office

Napthens - May 28th 2020
Tourism businesses looking to responsibly bounce back after the pandemic should work together to promote Cumbria as the UK’s staycation capital and maximise the capacity of what it has to offer
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Protect your business, warns Napthens

Napthens - May 21st 2020
The need to plan and protect the future of businesses has never been more important, according to regional law firm Napthens.
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Take stock of your house sale

Napthens - May 14th 2020
Buyers wishing to pursue their deals made before lockdown need to check the detail to make sure they can still go ahead out of the shutdown, warns regional law firm experts Napthens.
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Wellbeing of employees is key

Napthens - May 7th 2020
An expert in people management has issued advice to North West business owners to invest time in the wellbeing of their workforce as the coronavirus pandemic changes working patterns.
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Napthens offers mental health support for clients

Napthens - April 29th 2020
Napthens is offering mental health support to its clients who may need help during the current or future crises.
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Plan for recovery now

Napthens - April 28th 2020
North West business owners should start planning their recovery as soon as possible says Napthens Partner and Head of Cumbria, Jamie Allison.
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Open discussions key to maintaining landlord-tenant relations

Napthens - April 24th 2020
As the Government announces new measures to protect the high street from ‘aggressive rent collection and closure’, commercial property litigation partner David Bailey has provided some advice for landlords and tenants alike.
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