18 03, 2020

Our response to the latest COVID-19 Government guidelines

By |2020-03-18T16:32:30+00:00March 18th, 2020|Services|

The current environment is challenging for us all and we wanted to let you know how we are addressing matters as circumstances are evolving. Like many businesses, our paramount concern is the health and well being of our staff whilst at the same time, being very mindful of the need to protect our clients against unnecessary exposure to the Coronavirus [...]

12 03, 2020

Life as a trainee at Teacher Stern

By |2020-03-12T17:18:16+00:00March 12th, 2020|Services|

If you are interested in applying for a training contract with Teacher Stern then we recommended you apply for our Vacation Scheme Programme. Participation on the programme will not only give you the opportunity to come and meet us in person, but it will enable you to get an inside look at what it would be like to train and [...]

10 03, 2020

How employers should deal with COVID-19 (coronavirus)

By |2020-03-10T12:47:11+00:00March 10th, 2020|Employment, Services|

The coronavirus outbreak has raised multiple employment law questions regarding the health &  safety of employees in the workplace, flexible working arrangements, managing absences and handling the outbreak in a way that does not give rise to discrimination issues. We have set out below some steps that employers should consider taking in relation to protecting their staff and visitors from [...]

4 03, 2020

Coronavirus & its impact on contracts

By |2020-03-04T16:26:42+00:00March 4th, 2020|Dispute Resolution, Services|

The Coronavirus outbreak which started in Wuhan, China is likely to worsen, not just in China but throughout the world although importantly from a private party contractual perspective it has not yet been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation. Contractual provisions in relation to a pandemic are often expressly referred to in force majeure clauses in contracts and [...]

13 12, 2019

Corona completes Business by Technology acquisition

By |2019-12-13T13:24:25+00:00December 13th, 2019|Commercial, Corporate|

Teacher Stern have assisted Corona Corporate Solutions with its recent acquisition of the Business by Technology Group. BBT have been supplying hardware and document base software solutions nationwide from their offices in Coventry, Manchester and East Anglia for over 20 years, adding to Corona’s current presence and offering in East Anglia. Teacher Stern have advised Corona on its acquisition programme [...]

9 12, 2019

UKJT Issues Legal Statement on Cryptoassets & Smart Contracts in England & Wales

By |2019-12-09T16:23:03+00:00December 9th, 2019|Commercial, Services, Technology, Media & Telecoms|

The UK Jurisdiction Taskforce (“UKJT”) is one of six taskforces that make up the LawTech Delivery Panel established by the UK government, the judiciary and the Law Society of England and Wales as a collaborative discussion forum to promote the use of technology in the UK’s legal sector. In May 2019 the UKJT issued a public consultation seeking to identify [...]

5 09, 2019

Letters of Intent and unexpected Building Contracts

By |2019-09-23T11:33:19+01:00September 5th, 2019|Construction, Dispute Resolution|

In construction projects parties often require time to agree to terms of a finalised building contract. A standard building contract, especially the JCT version, can be lengthy and substantial, requiring attention and negotiation before the parties can agree terms. At the same time, employers must juggle their requirement to ensure terms provide sufficient protection against commencing works on site. It [...]

12 06, 2019

Suing solicitors for failing to sue solicitors

By |2019-09-23T11:33:19+01:00June 12th, 2019|Dispute Resolution|

Pursuing a claim for loss of chance will mean a number of factors will be taken into account in order to assess that loss of chance. Many questions have to be asked without forensically investigating the underlying facts themselves. Take Theirry Henry’s handball incident which the referee failed to detect leading to France qualifying for the 2010 FIFA World Cup [...]

3 06, 2019

Appealing a Planning Decision

By |2019-09-23T11:33:28+01:00June 3rd, 2019|Dispute Resolution|

With planning issues becoming more important and contentious with increasing population sizes and limited spaces on which to build, planning appeals appear to be rising. The framework for the appeal process can take a number of forms but primarily a district council will empower a planning officer to make delegated decisions which can be appealed to a district council’s planning [...]

24 05, 2019

Recovering debts and considering alternative dispute resolution

By |2019-09-23T11:33:28+01:00May 24th, 2019|Dispute Resolution|

Businesses which are seeking to recover debts must comply with the Civil Procedure Rules when undertaking recovery actions. Namely, the Practice Direction for Pre-Action Conduct and the Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims apply; the latter in circumstances in which the debtor is a sole trader only. The objective for these protocols is to enable businesses to understand one another’s position [...]

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