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Ten in 10 – Steve Elderfield - Pannone Corporate
In the latest in our 10 year anniversary blog series, Ten in 10, we speak to the man who keeps the IT engine running at Pannone – Steve Elderfield. St...
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Commercial considerations on terminating contracts - Pannone Corporate
Commercial entities will, at some time or other, be faced with the termination of a contract they are a party to. Despite the parties’ best intentions ...
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Pannone Corporate strengthens team with quadruple hire - Pannone Corporate
Manchester law firm Pannone Corporate has strengthened its team with the appointment of four legal professionals. Helen Fyles joins the firm as an assoc...
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What could a Labour government bring to UK workforces? - Pannone Corporate
The General Election is just around the corner and is expected to bring a changing of the guard, with Labour firm favourites to take over the post. A ch...
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AI and the Future of Work: A landscape of uncertainty - Pannone Corporate
Following our AI in the Workplace event last month (May), our guest speaker, Dr Richard Whittle, University Fellow, University of Salford Business School...
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My Life in Law – Danielle Amor - Pannone Corporate
Nearly a decade on from joining Pannone Corporate, Danielle Amor talks about her career, her passion for seeing clients get the outcome they deserve, her...
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Pannone crowned Corporate/Commercial Team of the Year at the Manchester Legal Awards - Pannone Corporate
Pannone Corporate has been crowned Corporate/Commercial Team of the Year at the 15th annual Manchester Legal Awards. The firm was recognised at the regi...
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Exclusion clauses and unfair terms - Pannone Corporate
Exclusion clauses are among the most important clauses within commercial contracts. When a dispute arises, the parties may first turn to the exclusion c...
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Ten in 10 – Radhika Das - Pannone Corporate
Radhika Das joined Pannone in July 2018 as a Paralegal from a well-known HR services provider. In the last six years, Radhika has progressed to become an...
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Pannone insolvency and debt teams triumph in industry standings - Pannone Corporate
The insolvency and debt teams at Pannone Corporate have featured highly in the latest Insolvencies and Companies List, according to the latest Solomonic ...
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Penalty Clauses – ‘significant implications’ for businesses following changes - Pannone Corporate
English law upholds the principle of contractual autonomy, granting parties the freedom to negotiate and establish terms tailored to their specific needs...
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Arshnoor Amershi named rising star at Powerhouse Awards - Pannone Corporate
Arshnoor Amershi has been crowned Corporate Rising Star of the Year at the 2024 Legal 500 Northern Powerhouse Awards. The Associate Partner at Mancheste...
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Reassuringly familiar, but refreshingly different - Pannone Corporate
I was one of the founding partners who set up Pannone Corporate in 2014. We effectively performed an MBO of the commercial part of Pannone LLP - a top 50...
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Interpretation of contracts and implied terms - Pannone Corporate
Contracts form the cornerstone of business relationships. Having clarity as to the terms parties are bound by in a contract is paramount to business effi...
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What next for net zero? - Pannone Corporate
In the final piece in our series commenting on Manchester’s aims to achieve net zero by 2038, we look to the future and offer our predictions as to som...
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Ten in 10 – David Walton - Pannone Corporate
As part of our 10th anniversary celebrations, we wanted to speak to people across the firm – from those who were here at the beginning of our journey, ...
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The Battle of the Supermarket Giants – how Lidl defeated Tesco over its logo design - Pannone Corporate
In a trade mark battle of the supermarket giants, Tesco has lost its appeal against a decision that it infringed Lidl’s logo. The supermarket will now ...
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Manchester’s net zero aims: real estate - Pannone Corporate
In our penultimate article on Manchester’s intention to become a zero carbon city by 2038, we consider this week the built environment, the measures av...
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Greater Manchester’s Net Zero: Influencing Behaviour - Pannone Corporate
In the third of our series of blogs commenting on Greater Manchester Combined Authority’s intention to become net zero, we look this week at efforts be...
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What next for the Building Safety Act? - Pannone Corporate
The various provisions of the Building Safety Act 2022 continue to be implemented and come into force.  Whilst there has already been a significant volu...
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Manchester’s move towards net zero: transport and travel - Pannone Corporate
In the second of our series focusing on Manchester’s aim to become a zero carbon city region, we take a look at transport and travel. It is well accept...
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Incorporation of contract terms: how to ensure your terms apply - Pannone Corporate
The ‘battle of the forms’ is a phrase which is used to describe the common scenario in which contracting parties compete to ensure their standard ter...
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Case in point: Cleaner brings claims for unfair dismissal and race discrimination after she is sacked for eating a leftover tuna sandwich - Pannone Corporate
Facts of the case Gabriela Rodriguez worked as a cleaner at the offices of Devonshires Solicitors for two years, via contractor Total Clean. She claims ...
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Manchester’s move towards net zero - Pannone Corporate
Over the coming weeks, we will take a closer look at Manchester’s concerted aim to become net zero. We will cover each area of the city’s focus and l...
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Pannone Corporate advises on cross-border acquisition of specialist insurance broker - Pannone Corporate
Pannone Corporate has advised APRIL Group, the leading wholesale insurance broker in France and Europe, on the cross-border acquisition of Lexham Insuran...
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Commercial contracts: a practical guide for businesses - Pannone Corporate
In the first of a six-part blog series from Pannone’s dispute resolution team, we take a closer look at commercial contracts, focusing at those element...
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In the absence of a blank cheque, under-funded and under-resourced social housing providers may struggle to live up to Awaab’s Law - Pannone Corporate
Although the media interest surrounding the Awaab Ishak inquest focussed on the presence of damp and mould, there were other matters arising in evidence ...
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Pannone Corporate advises on sale of North West mortar and concrete producer - Pannone Corporate
Pannone Corporate has advised on the sale of Eco-Readymix Ltd, a leading producer of mortar and concrete in the North West. The company, which was estab...
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The Hillsborough Charter: teeth but no bite? - Pannone Corporate
Calls for a ‘Hillsborough Law’ and increased accountability of public servants have been voiced for many years.  However, despite a number of indepe...
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Martyn’s Law – its passage through Parliament - Pannone Corporate
The draft wording of the Terrorism (Protection of Premises) Draft Bill (also known as ‘Martyn’s Law’) continues to work its way through Parliament,...
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Chambers rankings 2024 – ‘A great all-round team of high-level thinkers’ - Pannone Corporate
Once again, both individual lawyers and teams at Pannone Corporate have featured strongly in this year’s Chambers 2024, consolidating the impressive sh...
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IP Round-Up – October 2023 - Pannone Corporate
Welcome to our latest IP update – insight into the most recent cases and developments in IP law. We'll uncover the news stories most relevant to you an...
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Pannone Corporate bags trio of new clients - Pannone Corporate
Pannone Corporate has strengthened its cross-sector expertise, after being appointed by a trio of high-profile clients – TalkTalk, Silentnight, and Exa...
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Legal 500 2024 - Pannone Corporate
Pannone Corporate has been recommended as top tier in two practice areas and also recommended in a further ten practice areas in The Legal 500 2024 editi...
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My Life in Law – Natasha Mafunga - Pannone Corporate
Natasha Mafunga joined Pannone Corporate at the start of the year as a solicitor in the dispute resolution team. In the latest in our blog series, My Lif...
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New Adequacy decision for EU-US personal data flows - Pannone Corporate
Earlier this year [July], the EU adopted a decision that will see the free flow of personal data between the EU and the US – a move that will undoubted...
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One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to insolvency and restructuring - Pannone Corporate
In our insolvency and restructuring blog series, we’ve been exploring the various options available to businesses that may find themselves in financial...
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Why employers should be encouraging workplace mediation - Pannone Corporate
In this short article, Jack Harrington and Radhika Das from our employment and pensions team consider the use of mediation as a conflict resolution tool....
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What next for the CQC? - Pannone Corporate
Following Pannone Corporate's Freedom of Information Act request to the Care Quality Commission (CQC), regulatory associate partner, Bill Dunkerley, look...
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Awaab’s Law - Pannone Corporate
Social Housing (Regulation) Act: Awaab’s Law in practice The Social Housing (Regulation) Act received Royal Assent in July 2023, and makes provision...
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Pannone Corporate hones in on talent with raft of promotions - Pannone Corporate
Pannone Corporate has announced the promotion of five people, as it continues to invest in future talent across the law firm. Effective from 21 July, Ar...
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Safeguarding concerns falling in care sector, latest figures show - Pannone Corporate
Safeguarding concerns in the UK care sector are falling from the highs seen during the coronavirus pandemic, new figures show. From January to May this ...
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Pannone Corporate advises Mission Mars on London expansion - Pannone Corporate
Pannone Corporate has advised multi-concept operator, Mission Mars, on the letting of a flagship London site, as part of an ambitious expansion plan for ...
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CVAs – divisive in nature, essential to many - Pannone Corporate
Company Voluntary Arrangements (CVAs) have grown in prominence in recent years, as businesses have sought to implement them as a means to continue tradin...
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Retail Law Update - Pannone Corporate
In our latest retail law update, we look at the news and legal developments affecting the sector. This month, it covers how to transform retail spaces...
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My Life in Law – Dominic Beddow - Pannone Corporate
With a year under his belt at Pannone Corporate, we speak to real estate solicitor, Dominic Beddow, on his legal career so far, the importance of being a...
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Losing the baggage – how pre-pack administrations can help businesses restructure - Pannone Corporate
In the last three years, companies of all shapes and sizes have had to contend with a plethora of challenges that have severely tested the balance sheet ...
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Why instruct an external party to carry out a workplace investigation? - Pannone Corporate
In this short article Michael McNally and Lorna Shuttleworth from our employment and pensions team consider the use of external investigators when carryi...
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Pannone Corporate advises Junkyard Golf on latest London opening - Pannone Corporate
Pannone Corporate has advised crazy golf brand, Junkyard Golf Club, on the purchase of its second London site – its biggest location to date. The Manc...
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14-strong Pannone team raises over £2,500 for charity - Pannone Corporate
A 14-strong team of Pannone fundraisers took to the streets on Sunday to compete in the 20th Great Manchester Run. Taking part in both the 10k race and ...
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