Terms and conditions blunder by Brexit ferry company

It has recently been reported in the press that a freight ferry company who were awarded a £13.8m government contract to provide extra ferry services as part of their no-deal Brexit planning had no ships!Now it turns out that...

Ashtons climb in legal guide

On Monday 29th October the 2019 Legal 500 results were published online. Legal 500 is an independent guide that ranks law firms and solicitors in the UK.Ashtons is delighted to have achieved a boost in the number of leading i...

Company Voluntary Agreements – how businesses are using them to fight landlord agreements

In recent months, there has been a growing interest in the way businesses are using a particular type of insolvency prevention procedure – known as a Company Voluntary Agreement – to reduce the amount they’re paying to landlo...

Up close and personal

In this piece, Solicitor Paul Mitchell explains what a personal guarantee is. What is a personal guarantee?A personal guarantee is an agreement by an individual (the Guarantor) to meet contractual obligations of another party...