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31/07/19 - Pay first, argue later – “Smash and Grab” update

Many readers will no doubt be familiar with the principle of the “smash and grab” Adjudication (hopefully because they have heard me talk about it before, and not because they have been on the wrong end of one!). The term refers to an Adjudication commenced by a contractor/sub-contractor after it has made an application for payment under a construction contract, in circumstances where its employer (which may be a main contractor) has neither issued a valid payment certificate nor a valid pay less notice but has nevertheless withheld payment.

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22/07/19 - New Debt Recovery Measures Announced

It has been announced this month that the government have put in place new debt recovery measures, to ensure that small businesses are paid on time. Holmes & Hills debt recovery solicitors are experienced in working with small to medium sized enterprises, and understand the strain that cash flow issues due to late payment can cause.

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17/07/19 - Holmes & Hills expand residential property team

A new residential conveyancing lawyer has joined our team of residential property solicitors this month. Vicki Crawford will be working at our Sudbury office with the expert residential property team, advising on matters such as buying and selling property, transfers of equity and re-mortgaging.

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12/07/19 - Lease Extension Calculators – the Lowdown

If you are the owner of a leasehold flat, maisonette or apartment, lease extensions will likely already be at the back of your mind. With a growing trend for online Lease Extension Calculator tools, Holmes & Hills residential property solicitors explore if these are truly necessary for the leasehold property owner.

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08/07/19 - The Importance of Terms and Conditions to your Business

Late payment of invoices is an unfortunate fact of life for many small to medium sized enterprises businesses, as customers often give lower priority to bills from small firms. Holmes & Hills Debt Recovery and Litigation Solicitors the right Terms and Conditions of payment in place, however, you can ensure that you get paid on time, making your customers excuses for slow payments non-existent.

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27/06/19 - Employment Law: Change is Coming

Despite Brexit overshadowing Government business there are still several significant employment law reforms being debated or indeed enacted. The Government’s “Good Work Plan” (which commits to implementing the Taylor Review’s recommendations) has already resulted in draft legislation. Many of the changes will not take effect until April 2020, but employers and recruiters still need to be aware

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14/05/19 - Very Special Circumstances: Recent Green Belt Development in the South East

By way of an introduction, the Green Belt policy was established in 1955 with the primary aim of preventing urban sprawl. There are now 14 separate areas of Green Belt with a coverage totalling approximately 13% of England.

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