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News & knowledge

Registering unregistered land – 5 benefits of land registration

Historically, all land in England and Wales used to be unregistered. When a property or land changed hands, lawyers would hand write documents transferring the property or land from one party to the other.

New UK standard contractual clauses

Businesses will no doubt be aware that they cannot transfer personal data to countries outside the UK (a third country) without ensuring that certain safeguards are in place.

Murrell Associates helps The Great Cornish Food Store to become 100% employee owned

The Great Cornish Food Store, based in Tregurra Park, Truro and exclusively stocking food and drink sourced from around 200 local suppliers, celebrated its sixth anniversary and transitioned to employee ownership on 30 June 2022. Nikki Reid, supported by Megan Bingley, was delighted to provide assistance and advise on the legal aspects of the transition.

Employer guides: Should I give a reference?

References are often an area of confusion and concern for employers. Many decline to provide a reference for fear of the potential legal consequences of responding honestly. This has the negative side-effect of reducing the worth of a valuable recruitment tool.

Employer guides: Should disciplinary and grievance meetings be recorded?

Well obviously, the answer is no isn’t it? Your policies probably say so. Why would you let that happen anyway?

Buying and selling a small business: What to expect and how to prepare

Whether you are selling a business that you have developed and worked hard at, or you are embarking on a new venture or lifestyle change, you should make sure that you are fully prepared and protected.

What does the new Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) mean for landowners in Cornwall?

Landowners in Cornwall who are considering, or in the process of, selling land for the purpose of residential or commercial redevelopment, are likely to be affected by the new Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) introduced by Cornwall Council on 1st January 2019.

GDPR – Enhanced rights or enhanced hassle?

Businesses need to be aware of the new enhanced rights granted to individuals (data subjects) under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as the date the new regulations are implemented (25 May 2018) fast approaches.

Interview with Hubbox’s Richard Boon

It’s early Autumn in Truro. Sun streams in through the windows and the hubbub of Lemon Street murmurs below us. Lunch has arrived in the form of brown paper bag, perched in anticipation on the table, for inside is the latest offering from one of the South West’s fastest growing restaurants.

The corridor tax? Problems in the world of business rates assessment

Do I really need to read an article about business rates? Well possibly. Read on.

The difficulties of implied terms

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.