Tel: 0161 926 9969 / 0151 735 0146   email:

Archive for the ‘MLP Blogs’ Category


MLP Law strengthens property and corporate and commercial teams with senior appointments

MLP Law, a leading commercial and private client law firm in the North West, has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of two senior staff members, following a period of growth. Richard Holmes joined the firm from Freeths to lead the property department, while Steve Hartley has been appointed from Pearson Solicitors to head […]

Read more

Introducing your new MLP Law property team

A message from Richard Holmes, recently appointed head of MLP Law’s property department. Following a period of significant growth at MLP Law, the firm has expanded its property department. I have recently taken up the position as head of the property team, tasked with growing it further and providing an even better service to our […]

Read more

Top 7 things businesses need to know about confidentiality agreements

What is a confidentiality agreement? A legally binding contract between two or more parties to provide a framework for the receipt and disclosure information. Also known as a non-disclosure agreement (“NDA”).   When do I need a confidentiality agreement? When discussing a new business opportunity or business concept with another party. When is outsourcing work […]

Read more

Veluppillai v Veluppillai: Exposing badly behaved litigants

In a recent family law case which has been brought to light in the media, a High Court judge made the extraordinary decision to expose the ‘abysmal’ conduct of a husband during divorce proceedings. In the case of Veluppillai v Veluppillai, Mr Justice Mostyn opted to waive the anonymity of the husband and wife in order […]

Read more

What are the key considerations to ensure a family business is successful?

The key factors affecting family businesses can often be more complex than those facing non-family run businesses, due to the pivotal role which the family itself plays and the dynamics that are often present. If a business is badly handled and does not have a clear long-term plan for its future, issues are likely to […]

Read more

MLP secures more listings than ever in Legal 500

Following a strong 12 months, we’re delighted to have had a number of our practice areas and lawyers named in the annual Legal 500 report – the leading guide for law firms globally. Published this week, the report is researched and compiled by a large team of independent researchers each year. Aiming to arm corporate […]

Read more

The Greater Manchester Marathon is back for 2016 – ready, set, go and book your tickets!

The time has come again for us to get our running shoes on and start preparing for next year’s flattest, fastest and friendliest UK marathon. Yes that’s right, we’re talking about the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon and for the second year MLP Law will be proudly sponsoring the event on Sunday 10 April 2016. And […]

Read more

What are my obligations as an employer?

For some, it’s the first question asked. For others, it’s something which niggles away at the back of the mind, sometimes until it’s too late. For all employers, however, it is a crucial question that needs to be asked whenever you employ somebody: what are my obligations as an employer? What do I have to […]

Read more

Getting redundancies right as a small business: 10 key questions

Dealing with redundancies can be difficult for any business. Often it feels like a quick decision needs to be made to safeguard the business and the temptation to simply announce redundancies can be overwhelming. However, smart business owners realise that taking the time to properly plan a redundancy process can save a lot of hassle […]

Read more

The National Living Wage

The first fully Conservative budget for 19 years took place earlier this month. One of the major talking points, at least as far as employment law is concerned, is the introduction of the National Living Wage. As with all developments in the workplace, this attracted a lot of coverage in the national press, which is […]

Read more