Firms can’t afford to turn a blind eye to legal issues

22 Jun 2017

Recent research suggests that the nation’s SMEs are running up bills of some £13billion a year because they are not keeping on top of legal issues. According to the analysis, carried out by polling company YouGov, disputes can cost £1.7billion


Site goes up for sale for £32million

22 Jun 2017

The owners of a major development in Yorkshire have put the site up for sale. Allied London announced this month that it was putting its interest in Leeds Dock – an office and leisure hub – on the market. They


Hethertons steps in to offer drop-in sessions

22 Jun 2017

Hethertons will be hosting free employment law drop-in sessions in response to the plight of Citizens Advice York. The charity has been forced to halve the number of advice sessions it can offer due to a fall in its income.


Scepticism about overhaul of late payment rules

22 Jun 2017

A clear majority of small businesses do not think that changes to late payment laws will solve the ongoing problems experienced by firms nationwide. A new study suggests that some 74 per cent of SMEs are sceptical that the recent


A new addition to our employment department

22 Jun 2017

Hethertons has bolstered its team with the arrival of an experienced employment law specialist. David Scott has been appointed as a Senior Associate Solicitor in our award-winning department. He is well connected to the City of York, having previously served


York campaigners lose their tussle over English Heritage proposals

22 Jun 2017

Campaigners who had opposed plans to create a visitor centre at one of York’s most famous landmarks have lost their legal battle. Protesters had called for a judicial review into plans by English Heritage to create a facility at Clifford’s


Small deposit buyers on the rise

22 Jun 2017

For the fourth month running, first-time buyers made up an increased share of the mortgage market. Small deposit buyers, a group including the majority of those looking to get on the property ladder, accounted for 21.5 per cent of the


Uncertainty hangs over care policy following shock election result

22 Jun 2017

A controversial plan to change how people pay for adult social care could be ditched by the Conservative Party. Proposals outlined in the party manifesto would have required the value of somebody’s home to be taken into consideration if they


Couple win legal fight over wedding rights

22 Jun 2017

A couple have won a legal battle to get recognition for their humanist marriage. Belfast-based model Laura Lacole and her footballer fiancé Eunan O’Kane are due to tie the knot later this month. But they claimed they were being discriminated


Father wins landmark paternity case

22 Jun 2017

In a case believed to be the first of its kind, a man has won a case against an employer who failed to give him full paternity rights. Madasar Ali, who worked in a Capita call centre, had been informed