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S Franses Ltd v The Cavendish Hotel (London) Ltd 2021

05 Aug 2021

Determining Retail Interim Rents in a Pandemic Background S Franses Ltd leased premises on the ground floor of The Cavendish Hotel in London[HM1] . The Lease[HM2] benefitted from the security of tenure under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, which gives business tenants renewal rights…

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Is it safe for retailers to say goodbye to masks?

05 Aug 2021

Following "Freedom Day" customers and employees are no longer legally required to wear face coverings from Monday 19 July 2021. Masks have been a contentious issue throughout the pandemic. There is an identifiable conflict between the government advice and requirements for each retailer.…

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Is the high street truly dead?

05 Aug 2021

There is currently a downward trend in high street shopping, mainly due to an increase in shopping online. This has been accelerated by the pandemic as high street shops have been forced to close and ultimately improve their online services to retain customers. The impact has been so great that, in 2020…

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Employee Ownership Trusts within the Retail Sector

05 Aug 2021

An Employee Ownership Trust (EOT) is an alternative business ownership structure with specific benefits to both owners and employees. It involves the employees of the business holding a controlling stake in a trading company via a specifically designed trust, often appointing an advisory council and…

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What is drop-shipping?

05 Aug 2021

Drop-shipping is a form of supply chain management, whereby a secondary retailer (the "drop-shipper"), typically taking the form of an online e-commerce platform, accepts a customer's order and, rather than holding the necessary stock to fulfil such order, it relies upon the primary…

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National Apprenticeship Week

10 Feb 2021

National Apprenticeship Week began on 8 February. This year's theme is 'Build The Future.' With 20 years of experience in progressing employees through apprenticeships, Forbes Solicitors has helped build futures and this year has been no different and has been as successful, despite the…

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Where there is blame - there is the risk of a claim

19 Jan 2021

In these unprecedented times retailers are often looking at alternative methods of delivering services to maintain a viable business and seeking to survive the challenges that the current pandemic presents. Accidents and subsequent claims can be time consuming and expensive for retailers even when…

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Covid Relief 2021

19 Jan 2021

As the scourge of Covid-19 continues to disrupt and reshape our daily lives, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, announced a further £4.6bn relief package for businesses in the retail and hospitality sector on 5th January. The government's support package comes in the form of a…

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