On 1 October 2015, the Consumer Rights Act 2015 (the “Act”) came into force.Read article
Update on the implementation of PSC registers and other changes to company law and corporate governance.
Pitmans has acted on behalf of White Knight Laundry Services Limited in the recent sale of its Reading based business to Berendsen UK Limited.
Pitmans corporate team acted on behalf of The Romans Group (UK) Limited in its recent acquisition of Campsie Estate Agency, which has branches in Staines-upon-Thames, West Drayton and Windsor from national property services group, Orchard and Shipman Group Plc.
Welcome to Pitmans' Hospitality quarterly legal update. Pitmans delivers specialist legal advice to the Hospitality sector and our team advise on a wide range of matters.
David Cameron recently announced the Government’s new 5 point plan to boost tourism across the entire UK. The aim is to spread the benefits of one of the fastest growing sectors beyond the capital, and to focus on creating jobs and rebalancing the economy.
The hospitality industry like most others has to move with the times and one way in which this can often be achieved is by developing new premises or altering and refurbishing existing premises.
If you are considering running your restaurant or bar or other business in the hospitality sector through a private company, then choosing its name will be something you will take a lot of time and care over. Whilst there is technically no need for your company name to be the same as your business name, most people tend to make these names one and the same to enhance the recognition of their brand. The name you choose will need to stand out and quickly and easily represent your business, but there are also legal requirements to consider when choosing a “sweet” name for your company.
As of 1 October 2015, Calvert Solicitors will cease practising and will become part of the Pitmans team, relocating to Pitmans’ London office.
Sir Michael Parkinson and Theresa May joined John and Fiona Devine in Woodlands Park last week to support the start of building Berkshire's first children's hospice.
There has been significant coverage recently by national and trade press into the question of pay in the hospitality and leisure sector. Are workers getting paid at least the national minimum wage? Should they be paid the living wage instead? How high does the government intend to take the national minimum wage? Are workers getting the tips they deserve?
Pitmans LLP Solicitor Alex Morgan secured his first win in the SEAT Leon Eurocup Championship last weekend at the prestigious Nürburgring circuit in Germany on 19-20 September 2015. Driving for Baporo Motorsport, the Reading-based driver/solicitor showed grit and determination to defend his race-leading position and bring home his first victory of the season.
On 1 October 2015, a significant change is going to happen to consumer law, a change with implications for any business which sells goods or services to consumers. The familiar landscape of the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977 (“UCTA”) and the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999 (“UTCCR”) (among others) are going to be swept away, and replaced with the Consumer Rights Act 2015. Touted primarily as a piece of consolidating legislation, pulling many separate strands of consumer protection law together under a single umbrella, the reality is that this act significantly extends consumers’ protections in several key respects. The changes which it is bringing about are ones that any supplier of goods and services in the consumer sector needs to have prepared for, and taken into account.