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Many of our clients trade with customers on credit. When doing so, there is a risk that customers might be unable to pay. 

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Rigby Cooke Lawyers are often approached by clients who have been pressured into entering into a contract or a lease for a hospitality premises without having the opportunity to undertake proper due diligence. Consequently we have prepared this list of just some of the legal issues that impact on starting or operating a hospitality business that will hopefully give you some insight before ‘signing on the dotted line’.

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One of the golden rules when entering into an agreement is to ensure that all the terms are recorded in writing and signed by the relevant parties. As the old saying goes, a verbal agreement is as good as the paper it is written on. 

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Prudent business owners will go to great lengths to protect their intellectual property and confidential information from their employees and competitors.

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