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Staffordshire solicitors Bowcock & Pursaill were founded in 1927 and act for clients in Staffordshire and throughout the country. We have a reputation for specialising in tax planning, trusts, wealth management, residential, agricultural and commercial property, corporate and commercial services and provide all the other services you would expect from a modern, progressive law firm.

We provide practical and straightforward legal advice to private, public and commercial clients. We listen carefully to their needs and concerns and use this knowledge to provide the best advice for them.

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Consultation underway to compensate workers facing cancelled shifts

Flexible workers may benefit from new rights and extra protections if they lose out on work.
The proposals form part of the Good Work Plan and the Government are consulting further on the proposed new measures. These include:

Compensation for workers when shifts are cancelled at short notice
Entitlement to a reasonable period of notice for their allocated shifts
Additional protections for individuals who are penalised if they do not accept shifts last minute

Flexible working is a feature of…

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Commercial property leases and ‘contracting-out’

Unless specific steps are taken prior to completion of a lease of business premises, a tenant usually has an automatic right to renew their tenancy under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (or the ‘1954 Act’). Our commercial property specialist Joy Hancock explains how this right can be excluded from new leases through a provision known as ‘contracting out’.

By contracting out, the parties agree to take the lease outside of the automatic renewal rights as afforded to a tenant…

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17/10/2019

Commercial property leases and ‘contracting-out’

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09/10/2019

Consultation underway to compensate workers facing cancelled shifts

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07/10/2019

Taking on a commercial lease? Advice for tenants from our commercial property team

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