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During this unprecedented time we have put together a bespoke legal team to provide our clients with solutions to the key issues arising.
The law might be the same across the UK, but do your lawyers have to be?
At Wright Hassall we dare to be different. Our clients tell us that, as well as being exceptional lawyers, we are proactive, diligent, commercial, provide value for money and, above all, we have great people who are fun to work with.
We pride ourselves on the satisfaction levels of our clients. We have a defined way of working across the firm, “The Wright Hassall way”, which sets the service levels to which we aspire. At the end of every matter, we will ask you whether we have met these standards and, if not, we will work with you to ensure that any short-comings are addressed immediately. We do not stand still, we aim to continually improve in everything we do.
"Matthew Goodwin is notably skilled in financial services litigation."Legal 500 UK
"In addition, in the legal industry, Wright Hassall advises leading law firms on their internal immigration issues"Legal 500
Holland & Barrett has firmly established its place as the UK’s leading retailer of vitamins, minerals and herbal supplements.
Its green branded stores are a familiar site in most major towns and cities across the UK and Ireland – and are popping up more and more across the globe.
Based in Nuneaton, the company is a real success story for Warwickshire and the Midlands and is deep in the middle of a major expansion that will secure its long-term future in the region.
Roger Craddock, Holland & Barrett’s group legal director and company secretary, has been with the company since 1991, and has been instrumental in the journey the firm has made.
We sat down with Roger to find out more about the company’s HQ expansion, move into new continents, and its links with The Queen.
We realise that our people are our most valuable asset and we understand that providing them with a great environment, challenging work and supported personal development is vital to our success.
All businesses are now operating in uncharted waters. The government is reviewing its support for businesses on an almost daily basis and, last weekend, the Business Secretary announced a proposed relaxation of the law around ‘wrongful trading’ for 3 months (see our guide for more detail) thereby giving directors of otherwise viable businesses space to see whether the package of government incentives will enable them to survive the pandemic. Alok Sharma also announced he was considering other measures, largely based on the government response to the proposed changes to the insolvency regime in 2018.Read article
There will undoubtedly be many directors who, increasingly concerned about the solvency of their businesses and their potential exposure to personal liability for trading whilst insolvent, may have been considering whether to shut down during this pandemic. The UK Business Secretary, Alok Sharma, recently announced proposed new insolvency measures to suspend the laws on wrongful trading to offer some protection to business directors.Read article
A recent Court of Protection decision, BP v Surrey County Council & Anor  EWCOP 17, highlights the difficulties now arising due the Coronavirus pandemic in maintaining contact with our family and friends, especially keeping in touch with those living in care homes. As many care homes have imposed restrictions on visitors, including close family members physically seeing their loved ones, Mr Justice Hayden ultimately had to weigh up whether it was in the resident’s best interests to remain at the care home or return home with a designated care package.Read article
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We are proud to have been operating from our Leamington base for nearly 175 years. We are completely committed to supporting the growth of our region. We measure ourselves not only by whether we have met our own targets but how we have supported the Coventry & Warwickshire region and the business, charities and communities within it.
We act for national and international companies but it is SMEs and individuals across our region who are the focus of our business. This focus plays to our strengths and allows us to deliver services that are unmatched by our competitors.