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Capital remains the most popular choice for start-ups

Capital remains the most popular choice for start-ups

London has comfortably held on to its coveted title as the best place in the UK for start-up businesses, according new research. Data compiled ahead of this month’s Small Business Advice Week found that the capital continued to appeal to the nation’s entrepreneurs. In fact, 68 per cent of start-ups chose to base themselves in…

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September 19, 2017
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Asian investment powers city’s commercial property deals

Asian investment powers city’s commercial property deals

Fresh analysis has confirmed that in excess of £11billion has been invested in Central London’s commercial property market this year. New data released by the estate agent Savills suggested that £2.35billion was pumped into the sector in July alone. This took the total turnover for the first seven months of the year to an impressive…

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September 19, 2017
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No end in sight for cinema dispute

No end in sight for cinema dispute

Cinema workers in the capital have vowed to fight on in a long-running battle to secure the London Living Wage. The dispute began at Brixton’s Ritzy cinema last year and has spread to union members at other Picturehouse establishments in neighbourhoods including East Dulwich, Crouch End and Hackney. Members recently voted in favour of another…

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September 19, 2017
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Charities claim woman’s later Will is invalid

Charities claim woman’s later Will is invalid

A man who lost his partner to cancer two years ago is embroiled in a dispute with a group of charities over her £340,000 estate. Tracey Leaning, who passed away in 2015, had wanted to leave her home to her partner Richard Guest. A year before her death, Ms Leaning had prepared the handwritten document,…

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September 19, 2017
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Mother give custodial sentence for ignoring family court orders

Mother give custodial sentence for ignoring family court orders

A London mum has been sentenced to six months in prison after breaching orders imposed by Judges in a family court dispute. Jessica Richards was found to have “intentionally, consistently and deliberately” frustrated the work of social services staff from Barking and Dagenham Council. London High Court heard that the three-year-old daughter had vanished three…

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September 19, 2017
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Trust pays compensation following pensioner’s death

Trust pays compensation following pensioner’s death

NHS bosses have agreed to pay an undisclosed sum to a family after a pensioner died having drunk a bottle of hand gel left by the side of his bed. Pensioner John Haughey had been admitted to Hull Royal Infirmary in September 2015, suffering from the effects of a chest infection. Evidently in a confused…

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September 19, 2017
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OGR’s experts win praise for personal injury presentation

OGR’s experts win praise for personal injury presentation

Two members of OGR Stock Denton’s Personal Injury team won the Presentation Award at the recent meeting of local Business Network International (BNI) chapters. Partner and Head of Litigation Stephen Silverman and Senior Associate Winston Kan were at the meeting to talk about the importance of squeezing insurers in the event of an accident. A…

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September 19, 2017
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Our capital named one of the best places for female entrepreneurs

Our capital named one of the best places for female entrepreneurs

London has been ranked as one of the best cities in the world for female business owners. The Women Entrepreneur Cities Index ranks the capital as the third best place on the planet for women-led enterprises. Cities were given a rating based on the access they offer to capital, technology, talent, culture and markets. Based…

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August 23, 2017
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Walking a “fine line” with family court judgments

Walking a “fine line” with family court judgments

A debate about just how much detail from family court cases should be placed in the public domain refuses to die down. Last month, the Transparency Project, a campaign group which was set up to improve public understanding of the process, warned that there was perhaps a tendency to be too cautious when taking decisions…

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August 23, 2017
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Cabinet minister intervenes to address leasehold scandal

Cabinet minister intervenes to address leasehold scandal

The Government has announced plans to ban the sale of leaseholds on new-build homes. The move, which was outlined by the Communities Secretary Sajid Javid last month, comes amid growing concerns about the current state of the property market. In his speech, the cabinet minister also vowed to take action to address the problems of…

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August 23, 2017
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