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Bradford hailed as one of the best places to do business

Bradford has been named by The Sunday Times as one of the 20 best places for doing business in the UK. The city came in 15th on the paper’s ‘Best places for business 2020’ guide, beating Newcastle, Glasgow, Sheffield, Belfast and Nottingham. Judges hailed Bradford’s £10.1bn economy and young population, and mentioned that start-up founders are attracted by low commercial rents, good transport infrastructure and fast broadband. The Sunday Times stated that ‘Recent years have seen regeneration sweep through Bradford’ and that ‘A range of redevelopment projects are part of…

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WEF 2020: From Rich, White Men’s Club towards More Socially Equitable World

by Nazir Tabbassum The theme of WEF 2020, held in Davos from Tuesday 21 to Friday 24 January was “Stakeholders for a Cohesion and Sustainable World”. The Forum’s mission statement emphasises its independence and impartiality, making Switzerland, which has a foreign policy of militarily neutrality, a fitting country for its headquarters. The word Davos is being thrown around a lot during these days as some of the biggest names in business and global politics gather in Switzerland. The 2020 summit is focused on “reshaping capitalism” and has seven themes, including…

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Beware Of Your Continuing Liabilities

by Luke Patel, Blacks Solicitors In the case of the Northampton Regional Livestock Centre Company Limited v Cowling & Another, the Court of Appeal found that a partner who had been unaware of the wrongful conduct of one of his partners was still jointly and severally liable for that partner’s liability to a third party. In that case, Mr Cowling and Mr Lawrence operated a partnership called MCL Property Consultants (“MCL”) which provided services for marketing property sales and searching for suitable purchasers. In 2002, MCL was instructed to sell…

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