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Marriott announce data breach of information for as many as 500 million people

Friday November 30 2018

The Marriott Hotel chain (“Marriott”) announced on Friday 30 November 2018 that information contained in its Starwood brands guest reservation database was compromised. Unauthorised access occurred in connection with reservations at Starwood properties on or before 10 September 2018, potentially … Continue reading

Directors’ duties: Staying shipshape

Thursday November 29 2018

If we think about companies as ships, then company directors are a ship’s captains.  They are tasked by shareholders of the company with plotting their precious vessel’s course to success while navigating choppy commercial waters, and perhaps dealing with an … Continue reading

Budget 2018 – Pro-business…but No-Deal Brexit casts a shadow

Thursday November 01 2018

The 2018 Budget has been received positively by business groups. Carolyn Fairburn, CBI Director-General said it was “a rock solid Budget, bringing more treats than tricks for business whilst the Federation of Small Businesses hailed it as “the most small-business-friendly … Continue reading

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Healthcare
Richard Buono
Richard Buono
Partner
0113 227 9283
RBuono@LawBlacks.com

Richard Buono qualified as a Solicitor in 2001 and joined Blacks Solicitors in 2006, where he is currently a Partner in the Corporate & Commercial team.

Richard regularly deals with corporate acquisitions, disposals, restructures, and the preparation of shareholders’ agreements and general commercial documents for Owner Managed Businesses (OMBs).

Examples of Richard’s work include: acting for the owners of a construction company in the sale of their business to a PLC for £9m; handling a £7.1m management buyout; acting in the purchase of a hotel for £5m; and dealing with the sale of shares in a renewable energy business for £3.75m.

In addition, Richard is Head of Blacks’ specialist Healthcare team where he acts for a large number of GP practices, advising them on partnership matters, joint ventures and other collaborative arrangements. He also acts for dentists and pharmacists, particularly in respect of business acquisitions and disposals.

James Teagle
James Teagle
Partner
0113 227 9298
JTeagle@LawBlacks.com

James Teagle joined Blacks Solicitors in 2012. He became a Partner in 2015 and currently heads-up Blacks’ Property Litigation team.

James has 15 years’ hands-on experience of resolving land and property-based disputes, and of dealing with estate management issues. This experience includes: business tenancy renewals; landlord and tenant disputes relating to service charge, rent review and dilapidations; and land disputes in respect of restrictive covenants, easements, trespass and claims for possession. James also specialises in working with LPA receivers and for secured lenders.

He is regularly involved in complex, high value claims and is recognised by The Legal 500 for his “measured approach and technical know how”. James also works closely with his property colleagues advising on large transactions which require specialist litigation input.

In addition, James is an active member of the Property Litigation Association and sits on its Northern Committee.

James is recognised by The Legal 500 as “incredibly helpful” and for having “an excellent grasp of the technical issues”.

Paul Kelly
Paul Kelly
Partner
0113 227 9249
PKelly@LawBlacks.com

Paul Kelly joined Blacks Solicitors in 2002, where he trained, qualified, and became a Partner in 2011. He is Head of the Employment team and supports Owner Managed Businesses (OMBs) and senior executives.

Having practiced exclusively in employment law for 14 years, Paul is regarded as an experienced practitioner who is known for his common sense approach to dealing with employment disputes and his focus on achieving the best commercial outcome for his clients.

He specialises in advising on redundancy, restructuring, grievances, disciplinary procedures, and employment litigation, and has particular expertise in advising on and negotiating senior exit strategies on behalf of employers and employees.

Paul is frequently asked to provide commentary for national publications on a vast range of employment and HR issues such as the gig economy, the display of religious symbols at work and bereavement leave.

He is recognised by the Legal 500 as being a “phenomenal lawyer”, “personable” and “technically strong.”

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