Pannone Corporate News and Opinion

Never has it been easier to buy and sell online. But in a changing world, what considerations do online retailers need to make when selling overseas? Danielle Amor explains to First Voice magazine.  Danielle Amor, Director in the Commercial Services team, says that moving online has never been easier or been more vital. But, while the internet and social media have opened up a sea of opportunities for independent retailers, the ability to engage…
No one quite envisaged a year like 2020. It threw up a plethora of obstacles and challenges – the likes of which have not been experienced before by many businesses. Bill Dunkerley speaks to First Voice magazine about one particular issue that’s been grabbing the headlines in recent months – business interruption insurance. So, why has it been dominating the front pages? At the end of last year the Supreme Court heard the appeal of…
New ICO guidance on dealing with subject access requests New guidance has been released by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), concerning an individual’s right to ask an organisation whether or not they are using or storing their personal information and to request copies of their personal information – commonly known as subject access requests (SARs). The detailed guidance focuses on how data protection officers and those responsible for data protection within an organisation should respond…
Once again, the controversial topic of ‘wealth tax’ has reared its head – this time as a potential solution to the ever-increasing bill caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The Wealth Tax Commission believes that a one-off tax on millionaire couples – taxing those households an extra 1% above a £1 million threshold – could raise £260 billion over five years. The Commission has suggested that this would prevent the need to increase income tax or…
Welcome to our Winter newsletter! As the light finally appears at the end of the Covid19-shaped tunnel, we’ve seen a period of significant developments across our practice area. In the past month, the Supreme Court has turned inquest practice for regulatory lawyers on its head. An uninvited ruling looks set to make cases following workplace deaths far more challenging and potentially dangerous for employers. The High Court has also been in action, ruling that the…
A staple in every employment contract, the non-compete clause serves to act as a deterrent for any employee looking to jump ship and set up a similar business in direct competition with their former employer. Despite being somewhat difficult to enforce, it’s their mere presence in a contract of employment that makes them as effective as they are, particularly when coupled with other clauses, such as confidentiality and protection of intellectual property. However, there are…
“A Member State may not prohibit the marketing of cannabidiol (CBD) lawfully produced in another Member State when it is extracted from the Cannabis sativa plant in its entirety and not solely from its fibre and seeds”. – the European Court of Justice (ECJ) Beleaguered by a patchwork of regulation and shifting goalposts, these words from came as music to the ears of the burgeoning CBD industry in Europe. Background The case followed the criminal…
The British high street has seen a number of significant casualties over the course of 2020, as the sector has faced unprecedented challenges – a word too often overused during the pandemic, but one that is fitting given the strain businesses have been put under. National and localised lockdowns have forced non-essential retailers to close their doors for significant periods, while reopening has triggered restrictions on capacity and extensive store remodelling to manage footfall in…
Palmbest confirms £28m retail park acquisition The business has completed the purchase of Staples Corner Shopping Park Palmbest Limited, part of the Bestway Group of companies, has acquired the 50,500 sq ft site on the Edgware Road. With tenants including Decathlon, Wren Kitchens, Bensons, Argos and HomeSense, the high footfall out-of-town retail scheme is adjacent to the entrance of the future Brent Cross West Thameslink Station.   The Bestway Group is a multinational group of…
2020 has left an indelible footprint on North West businesses. COVID-19 has not discriminated against one sector over another; companies from across a breadth of industries have faced exceptional challenges and, in many cases, shown sheer grit and determination to navigate through national and local lockdowns that have affected the region since March.   But, despite the undeniable pressures being placed on the region’s businesses, there are segments of the market that are prime for…