Work life balance

Peter Mardon Corporate Business Partner Gloucester

Work life balance for the modern parent As the world of work becomes increasingly stressful and demanding so it becomes ever more difficult to find “me-time”. Here are my top 5 tips to achieve a better work-life balance. Prioritise quality family time Even if customer demands are high and the backlog of work is growing, […]

Creating the Right First Impression – The 30 Second Elevator Pitch

Peter Mardon Corporate Business Partner Gloucester

Whether you are the head of a global corporation or looking to start your own business, it is essential to create the right first impression. What you need is a well crafted elevator pitch. This is a 30 second summary of who you are, what you do and why you are doing it. Although most […]

Why should you start your own business?

Peter Mardon Corporate Business Partner Gloucester

Are you still thinking about starting up your own business but have not yet taken the plunge? In addition to the obvious reason to start a business, which is to make money, there are other reasons why it might be right for you. Here are some of the more light-hearted motivations for taking the plunge. […]

The Art of Networking

Peter Mardon Corporate Business Partner Gloucester

Good looks and charm may be the key to many people’s success, so if you happen to look like Brad Pitt or Angelina Jolie then good for you. On the other hand, if like myself you are not so blessed, then another strategy needs to be pursued in order to achieve success. The truth is […]

Landlord and Tenant Relationships – To trust or not to trust

With an increase in landlord and tenant disputes in the courts, relying on an oral agreement with your landlord or your tenant is risky. When the relationship sours, it’s quite common for one party to deny the existence of any agreement, leaving the distraught party to start court proceedings as the only means to enforce […]

Business owners – it’s lonely at the top

Peter Mardon Corporate Business Partner Gloucester

One of the greatest challenges faced by business owners is isolation. Read Peter Mardon’s recent article about how external business partners can benefit you and the success of your business.

Bribery and corruption – addressing the risk

Peter Mardon Corporate Business Partner Gloucester

1st July marks the fifth anniversary of the coming into force of the Bribery Act 2010 which introduced changes in the law that could significantly impact upon your business both in the UK and abroad. Before the Bribery Act the crime of bribery was confined to transactions involving public officials and agents but now it covers all transactions.

Lawyers that understand business growth

Peter Mardon Corporate Business Partner Gloucester

Throughout the life of a business it will go through a number of stages. During each of these stages there will be both challenges and opportunities. Preparing in advance for these challenges will enable you to focus on the right opportunities for your business.

Commercial Lease Surrender – I Surrender! Or do I?

The recent case of Padwick Properties Ltd v Punj Lloyd Ltd is a useful reminder of the traps when dealing with surrender either as a landlord or tenant.

The Companies Act 2006 in relation to substantial property transactions

Peter Mardon Corporate Business Partner Gloucester

We have been working on a client matter that highlights the requirements of s190 of the Companies Act 2006 in relation to substantial property transactions that require members’ approval. This is something that should be remembered when a director or connected party is involved in a property transaction with the company.