It is that time of year when, as we come to the festive season, we look back on the year. The usual television programmes will start soon reviewing the news, the music, the sport and the funny events of the year.
As a commercial property solicitor, the work which I encounter is varied ranging from sales and purchases of commercial premises, refinancing of property portfolios or option agreements for development.
The ‘Office Christmas Party’ can leave employers and employees feeling like the Grinch or Scrooge and while events will not be as ridiculous as those in the eponymous Hollywood film, the occasion and aftermath can quickly complicate matters in the workplace.
The festive season is almost upon us! It traditionally provides us with a wealth of media showing happy extended families enjoying jolly get-togethers around a sumptuous roast.
The October budget introduced a correction to the previous year where first time buyers of shared-ownership properties seemed to be forgotten about.
This is a really special week and it is not because it was Bonfire Night on Monday or because Jacksons new practice management system has gone live but because at 11am on Sunday it is 100 years since the guns fell silent at the end of World War One.
Fireworks and bonfires are used around the world to celebrate specific events and in Great Britain we celebrate Guy Fawkes Night on 5th November. It commemorates the events of 5th November 1605 when Guy Fawkes was arrested whilst guarding the explosives planted below the House of Lords.
Every year, since 1916 in this country, we have turned our clocks back in the autumn and forward in the spring. This ritual, designed to make better use of daylight and to improve productivity, is a bi-annual talking point when we consider losing or gaining an hours sleep.
At Jacksons we have assisted a number of clients in successfully establishing BID companies in order to invest in specific projects and initiatives to help grow and promote the area in which they operate their business.
In between Brexit negotiations and becoming a Dancing Queen, Theresa May has found the time to announce that civil partnerships will now be extended to mixed sex couples.
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