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The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme: Minimising risk exposure from personal guarantees

The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme: Minimising risk exposure from personal guarantees

The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme: Minimising risk exposure from personal guarantees The Government’s Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) for SMEs has been amended so that lenders are no longer allowed to request personal guarantees for any loans up to £250,000. However, if a business requires a greater loan, banks can still require a […]

Norton Motorcycles revival: administration as a force for change

Norton Motorcycles revival: administration as a force for change

Norton Motorcycles revival: administration as a force for change Norton Motorcycles’ rise out of administration has reminded us that administration need not spell the end of a business. This is something for businesses to bear in mind during the current Covid-19 pandemic. The breathing space afforded by administration could help struggling businesses weather lockdown without […]

Blaser Mills Welcome New Head Of Property

Blaser Mills Welcome New Head Of Property

Blaser Mills Law welcomes new Head of Commercial Property We are delighted to announce the addition of a new Partner, Ian Hylton, to the firm’s Legal 500 ranked Commercial Property team, which sits within the firm’s broader Real Estate & Development team. With over 14 years’ experience advising clients on Commercial Property matters, Ian brings […]

Property investment during Covid-19

Property investment during Covid-19

Property investment during Covid-19 The effects of Covid-19 have already had a significant impact on the property market. With the current decline in house prices, cheaper borrowing, reduction in stock market returns and lower interest rates on savings. However, the potential returns from residential property remains an attractive option to investors. Recent forecasts suggest that […]

Claims by Children – Inheritance Act 1975

Claims by Children – Inheritance Act 1975

Claims by Children under the Inheritance (Provision for Family & Dependants) Act 1975 The recent case of Shapton v Seviour in which judgment was given on 6th April 2020 is a typical example of cases being brought by children against their deceased parents’ estates under Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975. In this […]

Witnessing a Will during the lockdown

Witnessing a Will during the lockdown

Witnessing a Will during the lockdown During these uncertain and worrying times, many people are considering sorting out their affairs in order to protect their loved ones. However, with the current social distancing rules in place, many are concerned that it may not be possible to create or update a Will. However, this is not […]

Nascar driver fired for racial slur: do your contracts protect your reputation?

Nascar driver fired for racial slur: do your contracts protect your reputation?

Nascar driver fired for racial slur: do your contracts protect your reputation?  Ex-Nascar driver Kyle Larson recently went viral for using a racial slur during a live stream iRacing video game. The act led to Larson being dropped by his main sponsors, McDonald’s and Credit One Bank, and ultimately being dismissed from the Chip Ganassi […]

Covid-19: Do I need a Lasting Power of Attorney?

Covid-19: Do I need a Lasting Power of Attorney?

Covid-19: Do I need a Lasting Power of Attorney? The COVID-19 outbreak took many of us by surprise. Often, an awful event like Coronavirus can also focus people’s minds on sorting out their affairs in order to protect their family and loved ones. During these unprecedented times of uncertainty, it can be reassuring to know […]

Mission Impossible: COVID-19 and frustration of commercial contracts

Mission Impossible: COVID-19 and frustration of commercial contracts

COVID-19 and frustration of commercial contracts   It goes without saying that countless businesses worldwide have faced disruption, delays or even had to completely shut down operations due to the global Covid-19 pandemic. As a result, many businesses have found themselves unable to comply with their obligations under commercial contracts. We have previously addressed how to […]

World Earth Day 2020

World Earth Day 2020

World Earth Day 2020 Today marks the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, an important occasion observed globally to support environmental protection. Although maintaining business as usual during the pandemic is at the forefront of everyone’s minds, at Blaser Mills Law we consider it important to reaffirm our commitment to combating climate change and protecting our […]