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To surrender or not surrender
Asian Express 12 Jul 2016
To surrender or not surrender
When is a commercial lease surrendered? The question may appear straightforward but as the tenant found out in the recent case of Padwick Properties Limited V Punj Lloyd Limited the answer is not always as simple as it seems...
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Better late than never
Asian Express 5 Jul 2016
Better late than never
In the recent case of Pineport Limited v Grangeglen Limited the High Court was asked to consider whether a commercial tenant whose lease had been forfeited (i.e. brought to an end) by peaceful re-entry by its landlord on the grounds ...
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Working the crowd
Northside 1 Jul 2016
Working the crowd
Aimee Hutchinson, solicitor specialising in holiday and home parks at Blacks Solicitors LLP discusses whether crowdfunding really is a potential model for financing legal procedures...
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Talking work experience: Why it
Firmwide 29 Jun 2016
Talking work experience: Why it's never too late for a career move
Progressing a career in the legal sector requires endurance, commitment, and money. To become a solicitor, training can take 3 years if you're a law graduate, 4 years if you're a non-law graduate, and six years if your're not a graduate...
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The art of noise
Asian Express 13 Jun 2016
The art of noise
Leases will almost always contain a clause allowing the tenant "quiet enjoyment" of the premises. Usually they will also include a term permitting the landlord to carry out building works...
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Blacks Solicitors Backs Local Sports Club
Yorkshire Reporter 11 Jun 2016
Blacks Solicitors Backs Local Sports Club
Blacks Solicitors LLP continues to support local amateur sports clubs with the sponsorship of Drighlington ARLFC. The partnership is expected to last for two years...
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Covering the cost of the national living wage - is it fair or legal to cut back perks
Personnel Today 9 Jun 2016
Covering the cost of the national living wage - is it fair or legal to cut back perks
A number of companies have announced plans to cut back on staff benefits to cope with the cost of the new national living wage. But is this legally watertight and are there better ways to manage the rise in the pay bill?...
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How to avoid going to court with disputes
Modern Manager 6 Jun 2016
How to avoid going to court with disputes
Want to know how to avoid the costly process of going through court when a dispute arises? Luke Patel, Blacks Solicitors, explains how ...
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Addressee gone away
Asian Express 1 Jun 2016
Addressee gone away
Commercial leases usually contain a "break clause" which allows the tenant to terminate early. To activate such a clause the tenant is required to provide the landlord with notice during a specified period in the lease and by a specific method. ...
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Resorting to law can be a costly and unpredictable busienss
The Times 25 May 2016
Resorting to law can be a costly and unpredictable busienss
Litigation can be unpredictable, the financial cost is uncertain and there is also an emotional price to pay if things get personal...
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The legal issues startups can expect to face
Modern Manager 18 May 2016
The legal issues startups can expect to face
Each month an expert from Blacks Solicitors LLP answers one of your questions about a legal topic that occurs when running a small business. This month, they tackle the legal issues you can expect to encounter when starting out....
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Boost for £2.2m Kirkgate regeneration as art hostel opens its doors
Business Desk 6 May 2016
Boost for £2.2m Kirkgate regeneration as art hostel opens its doors
An art hostel which aims to contribute to the continuing development of Kirkgate in Leeds city centre has opened its doors...
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Blacks advises on lease for art hostel
Yorkshire Post 6 May 2016
Blacks advises on lease for art hostel
DEAL: Blacks Solicitors has contributed to the development of a city centre area by...
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Is an email exchange enough to vary an agreement
Conveyancing Association 27 Apr 2016
Is an email exchange enough to vary an agreement
David Paterson, Partner in the Corporate Team at CA member firm, Blacks Solicitors LLP, looks at whether an email exchange is sufficient to vary an agreement...
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Couple lose £204,390 after fraudsters fake email from conveyancers
Firmwide 25 Apr 2016
Couple lose £204,390 after fraudsters fake email from conveyancers
A couple has lost their future home and more than £200,000 to fraudsters after receiving and email claiming to offer new bank details for their conveyancer ...
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Yorkshire
Firmwide 22 Apr 2016
Yorkshire's professionals make fashion their business
YORKSHIRE business leaders are preparing to strut their stuff on the catwalk next month at the annual charity FB Fashion Ball...
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Zaman
The Press (Dewsbury) 15 Apr 2016
Zaman's cunning plan...
Hunters 'sells' luxury Hyrstlands scheme - without planning consent. Yesterday, Blacks Solicitors of Leeds, acting for Mr Zaman, asserted that land can be sold without planning permission as 50% of the plots at Hyrstlands had been. ...
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What childcare benefits must I offer to employees?
Modern Manager 8 Apr 2016
What childcare benefits must I offer to employees?
Each month an expert from Blacks Solicitors LLP answers one of your questions about a legal topic that occurs when running a small business. This month, Paul Kelly, employment solicitor and partner, answers your question on maternity benefits for employee...
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Contaminated land: the perils for a property lawyer
Conveyancing Association 8 Apr 2016
Contaminated land: the perils for a property lawyer
Glen Salt, Partner specialising in Commercial Property at CA member firm, Blacks Solicitors LLP looks at the legal issues associated with contaminated land. ...
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Blacks Connect joins Precise
Mortgage Introducer 5 Apr 2016
Blacks Connect joins Precise's bridging panel
Blacks Connect has joined Precise Mortgages' short-term lending conveyancer panel....
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Blacks Connect joins Precise
Financial Reporter 5 Apr 2016
Blacks Connect joins Precise's bridging panel
Precise Mortgages has added Blacks Connect to its short-term lending conveyancer panel....
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Blacks joins Precise Mortgages bridging panel
Best Advice 5 Apr 2016
Blacks joins Precise Mortgages bridging panel
Blacks Connect has joined Precise Mortgages’ short-term lending conveyancer panel....
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2016 Budget
Lawyer Monthly 29 Mar 2016
2016 Budget
The annual Budget is normally fairly uneventful and is seen by many as often being pretty dull. However the Budget 2016 was anything but dull, or uneventful...
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A gentleman
Asian Express 22 Mar 2016
A gentleman's agreement can be binding
In English law informal oral agreements can be binding between parties if there is an "intention to create legal relations". This was the position in the case of Corporate oil and Gas Limited -v- Marshall Aviation Services Limited which was decided by th...
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Remain vigilant to the signs of mortgage fraud
Solicitors Journal 22 Mar 2016
Remain vigilant to the signs of mortgage fraud
Put simply, mortgage fraud is any misrepresentation or omission of information, deliberate or otherwise, when applying for a mortgage. There are countless examples but in this article I'd like to look at four forms of mortgage fraud which are particularl...
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Underpaid women urged to take action
Yahoo 18 Mar 2016
Underpaid women urged to take action
Female employees who suspect they are being paid less than male colleagues purely due to their gender are being urged to consider taking action by legal experts...
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My Weekend
Waitrose Weekend 12 Mar 2016
My Weekend
The employment lawyer for Blacks Solicitors in Leeds swaps suits for overalls in his spare time to bring beautiful old cars back to their former glory...
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Utility charges explained
Park Homes Magazine Jan 2016
Utility charges explained
There is sometimes confusion surrounding the utility charges on a park site. In this article Aimee Hutchinson, a solicitor at Blacks Solicitors LLP, and the Leasehold Advisory Service’s Ibraheem Dulmeer, outline some practical tips on how to resolve an...
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Dangerous trees on residential park home sites
Park Homes Magazine Mar 2015
Dangerous trees on residential park home sites
Who is responsible for the maintenance and, where necessary, the removal of dangerous trees on mobile home estates? As this is a topic that often causes some confusion for both home and site owners, Nicholas Dyson, from Blacks Solicitors...
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Consult to get a result
Park Homes Magazine Oct 2015
Consult to get a result
Who pays for the improvements to the infrastructure of a park? It can be a confusing and contentious issue. Aimee Hutchinson, a solicitor at Blacks Solicitors LLP and part of the Holiday and Home Parks Team...
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QRAs: practice, procedure and formation
Park Homes Magazine Feb 2016
QRAs: practice, procedure and formation
In 2006 the law relating to residential parks changed and it became possible to establish a Qualifying Residents’ Association (QRA). In this article, Nick Dyson, partner at Blacks Solicitors LLP and head of the Holiday and Home Parks Team...
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Yorkshire Christmas catch-up
BDaily 14 Dec 2015
Yorkshire Christmas catch-up
As Christmas in only weeks away, and the business people of Yorkshire are preparing to hang up their stockings...
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The shortlist for the 2016 Mortgage Strategy Awards
Mortgage Strategy 9 Dec 2015
The shortlist for the 2016 Mortgage Strategy Awards
In just under 10 weeks the great and the good of our industry will gather to celebrate excellence...
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5 Minute Guide to care home fees
Yours 9 Dec 2015
5 Minute Guide to care home fees
The issue of paying for care fees is becoming an increasing problem...
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Members of the Blacks Team often appear in the media giving comment on legal aspects to breaking news. In the last 12 months we have appeared on BBC Breakfast, BBC Look North, ITV Calendar News, BBC Radio Leeds and Stray FM.

 6 May 2016 - Tom Moyes and Stephanie Douthwaite on BBC Radio Leeds

If you would like to listen to some of our Stray broadcasts just click below.

 3 August 2015 - Helen Gott: Wills

 6 July 2015 - Pete Bott: Intellectual Property

 11 May 2015 - Nigel Hoyle: How to choose a solicitor for your business

 13 April 2015 - Chris Allen: Employment Law

 16 March 2015 - Helen Gott: Power of Attorney

 

Podcasts with Lease Park Homes 

 Utility Charges: Nick Dyson

 Trees on park home sites: Aimee Hutchinson

 Site Rules: Aimee Hutchinson

 Qualifying residents associations: Aimee Hutchinson