Articles

Not Such A Good Gig

July 2017

Don’t Get Hung Up

June 2017

There has been a lot of uncertainty in the run up to the election, but now the votes have been counted and we are expectedly, or unexpectedly in the Prime minister’s hands, left with a hung parliament.

May's Activism

May 2017

It started with Brexit and was followed by the election of Trump - a new era of politics which has shaken up convention.

Brexit Two Years On

February 2017

What most people want to know is what format the trading relationship with the EU will look like in two years’ time.

Can Less Ever Be More?

February 2017

Most people are aware of how strong the banking and financial sector is within the UK economy as it has a global reputation throughout the world.

2016: A Year To Remember And The 'Midlands Engine'

January 2017

A look into the year ahead and what it has in store on both domestic and international fronts for the 'Midlands Engine'.

2016 A Year To Remember

January 2017

We have now started 2017, are there any certainties for this year?

Constitution Matters

January 2017

The UK has long been recognised for having a constitution which is flexible and capable of evolution, unlike many other countries where their constitutions are rigid and fixed because they are enshrined in statute.

Trumped Brexit

January 2017

Free trade, will this still be there when President Trump takes residence in the Oval Office. Within the UK, more specifically the Midlands, politics aside, people are keen to see if the Trump rhetoric will come to pass. The reason why this is important to the Midlands is because the Midlands is one of the UK’s largest regional exporters to the US.

The Tick Tock Of The Brexit Clock

December 2016

Given all of the talks of “hard” and “soft” Brexit all we can be certain about is that Brexit will happen. In fact Teresa May has said that Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty will be exercised before March 2017. Economic forecasting aside businesses must start to prepare for the inevitable break from the EU.

Investments Will Stave Off Brexit Fears

September 2016

It has been a few months since the referendum on Brexit and we have seen a lot of economic data and retail sales figures, however the picture is still cloudy with no certainty until further figures are released in October 2016.

Gold, Silver Or Bronze For The Midlands

September 2016

Given that Team GB came second in the medals table of the Olympics in front of China there are lots of reasons to celebrate.

Lull Before The Storm

July 2016

Tax Evasion Gets Messi

July 2016

Not Such A Sterling Effort

July 2016

Endurance Or Extinction On The High Street

July 2016

Haven Or Hell?

May 2016

Mossack Ripples Continue To Flow

April 2016

An Open And Shut Suitcase?

March 2016

Limitation – The Clock Is Ticking!

March 2016

Harminder Sandhu, Managing Director and head of Dispute Resolution at Hawkins Hatton provides some guidance on the rules of limitation periods.

Are You In Or Out

February 2016

Defamation And The Legal Dangers Of Social Media

February 2016

Harminder Sandhu managing director and head of Dispute Resolution considers the increase in defamation claims due to social media.

What Prophecies Will Come True In 2016?

January 2016

Colin Rodrigues, Corporate Partner at Hawkins Hatton considers the economic challenges facing the UK in the year ahead.

The First Ten Years

October 2015

Will The Dominos Keep Falling?

October 2015

Ruth Murday, Associate in the Corporate Department at Hawkins Hatton considers the impact of China on the UK economy.

The Small Business, Enterprise And Employment Act 2015

September 2015

Ruth Murday, Associate in the Corporate Department at Hawkins Hatton considers how The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 may affect SME’s in the coming years.

Obtaining Debt Payments By Statutory Demands

August 2015

Some guidance on using insolvency procedures to obtain payment of contractual debts from Harminder Sandhu, managing partner and head of Dispute Resolution at Hawkins Hatton.

The Implications Of Part 36 Settlement Offers

August 2015

Harminder Sandhu, managing director and head of Dispute Resolution at Hawkins Hatton provides some guidance on the consequences of using Part 36 of the Civil Procedure rules to settle claims.

To Buy Or Not To Buy - That Is The Question

August 2015

Colin Rodrigues, addresses the issues of owning commercial property.

Excluding Liability In Commercial Contracts

August 2015

Harminder Sandhu, managing director and head of Dispute Resolution at Hawkins Hatton provides some guidance on the drafting of commercial contracts.

Direct Or Indirect Loss?

August 2015

Harminder Sandhu, managing director and head of Dispute Resolution at Hawkins Hatton provides a useful insight into the ability to limit a contractor's liability.

Without Prejudice - Engaging In Negotiations With Confidence

March 2015

Harminder Sandhu, managing director and head of Dispute Resolution at Hawkins Hatton provides some practical tips on use of without prejudice privilege.

Partnerships - Are You In Agreement?

February 2015

Harminder Sandhu, managing director and head of Dispute Resolution at Hawkins Hatton provides some general guidance on partnerships.

Forfeiture Of A Lease

October 2014

Harminder Sandhu, Managing Director and Head of Dispute Resolution considers commercial landlords’ rights to forfeiture.

The Thorny Legal Area Of Terminating Agency Contracts

September 2014

A Journal Of A Corporate Lawyer

August 2014

Are You Prepared For The Consumer Contract Regulations?

July 2014

Restraints Of Trade

June 2014

Harminder Sandhu, our Managing Partner and Head of Litigation considers how to protect against the risks associated with key employees leaving to join a competitor.

What Is Security For Costs?

June 2014

Harminder Sandhu, our managing partner and head of litigation, considers how to protect a party from the cost risks associated with litigation brought by an insolvent claimant.

Protecting Against The Costs Of Litigation

May 2014

Harminder Sandhu, managing partner and head of litigation at Hawkins Hatton, considers how to protect a party form the cost risks associated with litigation brought by an insolvent claimant.

Tenant’s Repairs – Don’t Despair!

April 2014

BUYING A PHARMACY? THOROUGH DD IS ALWAYS THE KEY!

March 2014

If you are looking to buy or sell a pharmacy there are the usual key issues you need to consider prior to commencing negotiations. Whether it is a sale or purchase, the process involved can be demanding and pressurised, hence understanding the target business early in the process is essential. This article focuses on the main areas of due diligence that should be dealt with as part of a purchase of a pharmacy.

The Disclosure Stage In The Litigation Process

February 2014

Disclosure is an important part of the litigation process, says Harminder Sandhu, managing partner and head of litigation at Hawkins Hatton.

USE OF INJUNCTIONS IN COMMERCIAL DISPUTE

January 2014

THE IMPORTANCE OF RETAINING TITLE TO GOODS

December 2013

We have seen a gradual increase in client’s from different industries seeking to protect themselves from non-payers by use of carefully drafted Retention of Title (“ROT”) clauses.

Mediation Vs Litigation

October 2013

In this article Harminder Sandhu, our managing partner, examines why mediation is often the preferred route for settling disputes.

No Dispute – It's Best To Avoid Costly Court Proceedings

April 2013

Commercial disputes can be costly and time consuming to resolve. In this article Harminder Sandhu, our managing partner and head of litigation, looks at how an open and realistic approach is often the best way of solving a problem.

Is Your IP Protected?

October 2012

Harminder Sandhu discusses how copyright infringement can affect businesses.

Tenants Beware - Taxing Problems On Rent Reviews

January 2012

Benjamin Jones explains why complex tax legislation can be extremely burdensome for tenants.

10 Top Tips To Avoid Litigation

June 2011

Harminder Sandhu provides some key considerations which all parties to a dispute should take into account.

Sound Property Advice Will Support Refinancing

May 2011

Benjamin Jones explains why seeking legal advice at the outset will avoid frustrating delays when a company is keen to move on to an improved banking package.

Negotiating The Right Terms To A Break Clause

May 2011

Benjamin Jones examines the pitfalls of negotiating a tenant's break clause and why commercial tenants would benefit from legal advice.

How To Offer Shares To New Investors

April 2011

Ruth Coleridge considers the implications of introducing new shareholders in order to move a business forward.

Investment By Way Of Directors Loans

April 2011

Ruth Coleridge explores this popular method of investment and considers the best means of protecting directors.

Ten Tips For A Successful MBO

November 2010

Capital Gains Tax Changes

September 2010

When The Going Gets Tough It Pays To Talk Lease Options

July 2010

Options For Commercial Debt Recovery

April 2010

Tackle The Burden Of Business Rates: Express & Star

January 2010

Green Targets Are Taxing Issue For Home Owners: Express & Star

November 2009

Short Time Working And Lay Off

June 2009

Whose Rent Deposit?

May 2009

State Aid Could Help Firms Buy Premises: Express & Star

March 2009

Matches Made In Heaven: Law Gazette

April 2008

Feeling The Crunch?: Law Gazette

March 2008