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After people, property is the next major expense for many businesses and if not approached professionally can present a significant risk. With increasingly labyrinthine commercial property transactions, there is a growing need for legal specialists with the experience, foresight, and pragmatism to deliver working solutions in an ever-changing environment.
Buying or selling a business is always a tough decision. It also has the potential to be a complicated one, with multiple legal issues to be considered before a successful transaction can be completed. Which is why you need a comprehensive plan of action from the word go.
Whether you’re a start up ready for a more formal structure, or an established company that needs to restructure, we can provide experienced, expert advice tailored to your business type; advice that best protects your interests, assets, and personal liabilities.
The fact of the matter is, all companies require contracts. Whether complex agreements for specific circumstances, or basic terms and conditions for daily use, we have the experience and expertise to provide easily understood advice at every stage of the contract formation process. Clarifying the risks involved in any relationship, and guaranteeing you guard against them.
Corporate finance is the lifeblood of any business. Helping you mitigate risk and maximise profit, we can provide quick, clear, comprehensive advice on how best to proceed through a range of complex deals, ensuring you make the right business decisions.
As one of your single most valuable assets, your intellectual property rights need to be carefully guarded. Whether it’s help with brand or copyright, trademarks or design, our highly experienced team can identify where there is an automatic intellectual property (IP) right, when one needs to be registered, and how to best protect and exploit your IP.
Protecting your cash flow is vital if you want to keep your business afloat. To avoid debtor issues, our highly experienced team can help you establish an efficient means of payment collection in-house. If you already face issues, we can provide a tailored debt recovery service on a fixed fee, or percentage of recovery basis. Why, we can even help you recover non-UK debts.
Property disputes are rarely black and white. Whether the dispute is between landlord and tenant, seller and buyer, a dispute over trespassers and boundaries, lease-end dilapidations or business rates, you can trust our expert team of property litigation lawyers to resolve the disagreement with professionalism, sensitivity and care, no matter how complex.
You could be a Head of HR dealing with a collective consultation for potential redundancies or TUPE, or you could be facing a tribunal claim from an employee. Maybe you’re the owner of a SME with an employee issue you’re unsure how to approach.
With our roots in South Norfolk’s Waveney Valley, it’s little wonder that agriculture is close to our hearts. Experts in our field, we regularly handle sales, purchases, easements, farm business tenancies and Agricultural Holdings Act tenancies for a solid client base in East Anglia.
If you’re based in the UK, sell goods and have a self-employed sales force, you’re probably already aware that commercial agents are particularly well protected under the Commercial Agents Regulations 1993. Which makes parting company with them a potentially expensive business for you, the principal.
We have a track record of success in the highly competitive arena of motorsport. Attracting a world-class portfolio of global names, we’ve put together a top team of specialist lawyers perfectly equipped to meet the ever-changing needs of motorsport, and related high tech engineering industries.
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9 November 2017
The importance of a carefully drafted overage agreement
The recent High Court decision in Sparks v Biden  highlights the importance of well thought out and precise drafting of overage agreements.
12 October 2017
The liability of a freehold owner where a visitor suffers fatal injuries
In the recent case of Dodd v Raebarn Estates Ltd and others (2017), the Court of Appeal considered whether a freeholder, who was the landlord of a headlease, could be held liable under the Defective Premises Act 1972 (“the DPA”) when a visitor fell down the stairs and suffered fatal head injuries.
23 August 2017
The importance of carrying out a title investigation before entering into a deed of surrender
The recent case of The Co-operative Bank plc v Hayes Freehold Limited and Others (2017) raised an interesting issue concerning the effect of a purported surrender of two leases. The landlord had failed to obtain the consent of a bank, which had a charge over the property, before effecting the disposition of the leases.
21 August 2017
Removal and reimbursement of employment tribunal fees
On 26 July 2017, the Supreme Court ruled that employment tribunal fees were unlawful and had acted as a barrier to access to justice.
21 August 2017
New legislation to ban card payment surcharges
On 13 January 2018, new European legislation will take effect in the UK, with important consequences for consumers and businesses.
4 October 2017
Preventing Discrimination in the Workplace Masterclass – Wednesday 15 November 2017
Seven years on from the Equality Act 2010, our specialist employment law team present a look at how the law has developed in this area, providing practical tips for ensuring equality and diversity in the workplace and avoiding costly claims in this sensitive area of HR management.
29 September 2017
Jesse’s Anchor Launch – 10 November 2017
Steeles Law is proud to support the launch of Jesse's Anchor, a local charity set up in memory of 1 year old Jesse Langford-Daley, who lost his battle with brain cancer in June 2017. Jesse's Anchor exists to support the families of those who find themselves in similarly tragic circumstances.
20 September 2017
Sporting Predictions Leaderboard
The penultimate months leaderboard, Sporting Predictions Pointless could still change the overall result...
4 September 2017
Breakfast seminars for accountants 2017/18
We are pleased to announce this year’s programme of complimentary breakfast seminars for accountants, to be held at Norwich Theatre Royal.
1 September 2017
Steeles Sporting Pointless – Tuesday 17 October 2017
The Steeles Law Sporting Predictions Sprint Tournament 2017 will conclude with a special sports themed edition of the popular quiz show with a Steeles twist!