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A civil rights suit in the US is seeking to hold the McDonald’s Corporation responsible for a franchise owner’s alleged actions. What does this mean for franchisors in the UK? Franchises have been previously seen as independent businesses in the United States, which has meant that franchisors have not been legally responsible for their franchises’ […]

Most farmers and land owners understandably do not spend a lot of time thinking about their pensions as the majority of a farmer’s assets are land, however, forthcoming changes to pension rules mean that pensions should not be overlooked, particularly when a couple are separating. From April 2015, if you are aged over 55 years […]

With Pre-Nuptial Agreements (‘Pre-Nups’) becoming more popular, particularly with celebrities, we are being asked about them more frequently. In general they still seem to have a “marmite” effect. People either love them or hate them. So when every engaged couple is hoping for a “happily ever after” and are busy preparing for their special day, […]

It is now almost impossible to borrow against land affected by Japanese Knotweed, even if it’s on a neighbouring site. This article covers what measures can be taken to force a neighbour to deal with removal of the plant. A landowner or occupier is under a duty to prevent the escape of Japanese Knotweed onto […]

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