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We act for national and international companies but it is SMEs and individuals across our region who are the focus of our business.

People we help

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.

 

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Laura Steel - Commercial Lawyer
Our team of technical experts Laura provides commercial legal advice to businesses across a range of sectors.

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January 26th, 2021 A Guide to Setting Aside Default judgment

A default judgment it is a judgment which has been obtained by a claimant by default because the defendant has failed to respond to the claim. The judgment is granted without the court considering any evidence or submissions from the defendant. When a claim is brought in the County or High Court, and the defendant to that claim fails to respond within the specified time limits, either by filing an acknowledgment of service and/or a defence to the claim, a default judgment can be entered against a defendant.

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January 20th, 2021 What does 2021 have in store for us?

As 2020 passed the baton to 2021, any optimism we may have been harbouring about a gradual return to normality, as the vaccination programme began its rollout, was badly dented by another lockdown and the inevitable economic disruption that entails.

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January 18th, 2021 Coronavirus and the business interruption insurance test case

Many businesses had insurance cover designed to pay losses if they had to close down for a period, known as business interruption insurance

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