Selina Gonzalez

Interior designers win dispute over hotel ‘five-star finish’

August 24th 2021
 

A firm of interior designers have won a contract dispute over unpaid invoices for their work refurbishing a hotel requiring a “luxurious 5-star feel”. Selina Gonzalez Trainee Solicitor reports in this recent case. The case involved Phoenix Interior Design Ltd v Henley Homes plc. Henley engaged Phoenix to provide interior design services, furniture and fittings for a new apartment hotel in Scotland. The brief stated that the hotel was intended…

Furlough Explained: Answering SMEs Burning Questions

August 25th 2020
 

Over recent months the government has announced a number of changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – more commonly referred to as ‘furlough’. From September the government contribution towards wages is reducing from 80% to 70% up to a maximum of £2,187.50 per month; in October this reduces further to a government contribution of 60% up to a maximum of £1,875. From November the government will not make any…

When “in jeopardy” ruling rescued hospitality business hit by COVID-19

August 13th 2020
 

LAWYERS have won a landmark ruling in an insolvency case of a hospitality business hit by the COVID-19 pandemic which brings new legal meaning to “in jeopardy”. The case, won by the Dispute Resolution team at leading legal firm Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors, involved a West Cumbrian business which took two leases – one for a hotel and another for a  restaurant. To raise part of the capital the business accepted…

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