We are pleased to welcome three new partners, taking the total number now to 25. Emma Roe joins our commercial team from DWF, Lyn Dario heads our regulatory practice, and Helen Hill becomes a partner in our property litigation team. Lyn and Helen have progressed through our career development programme – in Helen’s case, having joined us initially as a trainee solicitor.

The firm is expanding in other ways too. We have taken extra space on the third floor of 10 Wellington Place and expanded our meeting room facilities on the first floor. We have also seen our sixth successive year of double-digit growth.

The focus of our attention, though, remains on the service that we provide to clients. In this issue you can read more about the work that we’ve done and events we’ve hosted, and keep up to date with developments that affect you and your business.

Tim Halstead
Managing Partner, Shulmans LLP
 
First National Sports Law Negotiation Competition a resounding success!
On Saturday 16 April, Shulmans teamed up with the University of Law, Leeds, to launch the first national sports law negotiation competition in the UK.
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Shulmans facilitates MBO of second-generation family business
Corporate partner Emma Greenwood has recently acted in the management buy-out of a market-leading family business.
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Fruitful discussions at Northern Powerhouse event
On Friday 15 April, Shulmans sponsored a working lunch at The Queens Hotel, Leeds focussing on the creation of the Northern Powerhouse. The event was organised around a panel of four high-profile public speakers including Tom Riordan (CEO of Leeds City Council), John Mothersole (CEO Sheffield City Council), Pat Richie (CEO of Newcastle Council) and a senior officer from Hull City Council. The panel session was chaired by Andrew Palmer, CEO of North of England Excellence.
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Shulmans attends MIPIM for the 4th year running
This year, the MIPIM global property forum took place on 15-18 March in Cannes, France. This event, which is held annually, gathers the most influential players from all international property markets, offering access to development projects and sources of capital worldwide and providing a window on the most innovative approaches to regeneration projects.
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Double-digit growth for Shulmans for the sixth year in a row
Figures from our year end to 31 March 2016 show that we have achieved double-digit growth for the sixth year running.
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Brexit – Shulmans’ survey highlights major issues as Bank of England warns of risk of recession
The question whether to remain or exit the EU is on everyone’s lips at the moment.
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Government issues guidance on PSC register
UK companies and Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs) will welcome a raft of government guidance to help them comply with the new law requiring them to identify and register individuals who exercise 'significant control' over them.
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New UK laws designed to reduce strikes may have opposite effect
This is the conclusion drawn by employment expert Jim Wright, a partner at Shulmans LLP, in an article published recently in Commerce & Industry.
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Housing and Planning Bill 2015/2016: planning provisions
The Housing and Planning Bill 2015/2016 currently contains provisions on, amongst other matters, the following issues.
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Dilapidations: risks and responsibilities
Facilities Managers of companies that rent commercial buildings are charged with maintaining the condition these buildings at minimal cost in order to provide a suitable working environment for their companies’ employees.
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What is the impact of the 2016 Finance Bill on transport operators?
The 2016 Finance Bill, which comes into force in April this year, contains provisions that will remove the travel and subsistence allowances for drivers supplied through intermediaries such as agencies.
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Multiple Adjudications – consent is required under the Scheme
In the recent decision of the TCC in Deluxe Art & Theme Limited v Beck Interiors Limited [2016] EWHC 238 (TCC), Coulson J has enforced the adjudicator’s first decision but declined to enforce the second of the decisions referred to him. The court found that under paragraph 8(1) of Part I of the Scheme for Construction Contracts 1998 (as amended) (“the Scheme”) an adjudicator appointed under the Scheme cannot adjudicate on more than one dispute at the same time unless the parties have consented.
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