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How can high street retailers remain competitive in an online world?

Rosie Davies
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This article first appeared in CWB, The Childrenswear Association . Online retailing is not a temporary phenomenon. It brings huge challenges for high street retail, and retailers need to act quickly to embrace new technologies and remain...

Building a positive workplace culture - our three minutes video to get you started

Emily Kearsey
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Just over 2 years ago, American Actress Alyssya Milano tweeted #MeToo to draw attention to the number of women impacted by sexual harassment and abuse. The movement swept around the world exposing the prevalence of sexual harassment, especially in the...

Dealing with deposits

Tanya Shillingford
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No-shows are a headache for the restaurant sector. Not only are they frustrating but they also place a financial burden upon businesses, particularly when extra costs have been incurred, such as staff and supplies, to account for a specific number of...

WeWork woes highlight need for rethink of leasing model, Dominic Whelan writes for Property Week

Dominic Whelan
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Dominic Whelan's article was first published in Property Week , on Thursday 7th November It seems impossible to discuss the flexible workspace market without mentioning WeWork. The international operator and London’s largest private occupier...

Construction - limits on liquidated damages provisions

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Commonly construction contracts include liquidated damages (“LDs”) provisions, which are fixed or determined sums agreed by the parties to a contract that are payable on breach of contract. In a construction context, they are generally payable by...

How much is a hotel worth?

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Jonathan Harris of boutique property advisory practice HarJoh provides some hard-won insight to answer this seemingly simple question. The start and end point is “Market Value”, as defined in the RICS Global Standards - “The Red...

Property development nightmares - help to avoid unwanted site surprises

Dominic Whelan
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Dominic Whelan's article was first published in Construction News Halloween is that time of year where we try to scare our friends and families with gruesome tales and surprises.  Developers often have their own scare stories to pass on to the...

12 tips for retailers to ensure merry Christmas trading

Rosie Davies
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Rosie Davies' article was first published in CWB Magazine , on Tuesday 29th October. Retailers are approaching their busiest time of year with the run-up to Christmas and the sale period that follows. But is there anything that retailers should...

Influencer advertising - is it worth it?

Paul Herbert
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This article first appeared in CWB . Influencer advertising is an increasingly common component of brands’ marketing strategies. Its inherent effectiveness is that it is seen as a more “natural” form of marketing and can allow brands...

Upcoming employment legal developments in April 2020

Clare Gilroy-Scott
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There is a lot going on in the world of employment law in April 2020. Below is a summary of some of the main upcoming developments so that you don’t get caught out. Statement of terms One of the biggest changes coming into force on 6 April 2020 is...

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