Boundary and Rights of Way Disputes – A Better Way To Resolve Them

20th September 2017

Without attracting much attention, a new piece of legislation that will improve the way in which we resolve boundary disputes is making its way through Parliament. The Property Boundaries (Resolution of Disputes) Bill looks set to come into force in … Continue reading

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Two Cornish creative agencies have joined forces in order to grow business on a national and international scale

25th July 2017

Leap, based in St Austell, and Truro-based MPAD will collaborate on projects in the charity, health, education and sustainability sectors. The alliance was forged by Leap creative director, Matt Hocking, and MPAD counterpart, Mark Picken. Hocking, said: “Mark and I … Continue reading

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A Side Letter to a Lease; a valuable accessory for Vivienne Westwood

3rd July 2017

When negotiating a lease, a landlord may agree to certain concessions to attract and secure a desirable tenant.  The agreement is often personal between the landlord and tenant, and documented by way of confidential side letter.  In the recent case … Continue reading

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The dangers of agreeing to agree

22nd June 2017

The feeling is a familiar one during many drawn out contract negotiations: time is marching on, both sides just want to finish the process but the important logistical details are just not being agreed upon. The temptation to leave various … Continue reading

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Trade mark protection

16th December 2015

Our client has developed significant goodwill and reputation in its brand and has protected this brand as a registered trade-mark. It recently came to our client’s attention that a third party has developed an iPhone App which is offered for … Continue reading

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Recruitment and Retention in Smaller Firms

22nd May 2017

With smaller recruitment budgets and smaller budgets for staff extras, there’s no doubt that smaller firms like Murrell Associates can’t compete on salaries or financial rewards with large firms. We are a specialist corporate and property firm with 11 fee-earners … Continue reading

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Mergers and Acquisitions Breakfast Seminar

23rd September 2019

As part of the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce Festival of Business, Henry Maples, partner Murrell Associates will be holding a seminar on Tuesday 29th October focusing on the topic of mergers and acquisitions. The seminar will cover negotiating the sale … Continue reading

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The Food and Drink Sector Post-Brexit

12th June 2017

The long-term effects of last summer’s ‘Brexit’ vote are almost impossible to predict in terms of our relationship with the European Union but the one already visible by-product is the weakening in the pound. The falling pound creates problems for … Continue reading

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People Management Breakfast Forums

12th September 2019

This autumn, Melanie Rowe, Employment Law Specialist at Murrell Associates will be launching a regular series of People Management Breakfast Forums. The forums are aimed at anyone who has HR responsibilities such as business owners, operations managers, in house HR … Continue reading

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The difficulties of implied terms

22nd March 2017

When entering into any kind of contract it is essential to expressly include clauses on all matters that are crucial to the parties and the arrangement at hand. Unfortunately this does not always happen. Where a contract is silent on … Continue reading

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