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National law firm Weightmans has provided the setting for a new film about apprenticeships and how they can benefit the legal industry.

Weightmans has acquired the Manchester office team of fellow law firm Semple Fraser.

Semple Fraser has confirmed its intention to appoint administrators.

A recent report indicated that tenancy lengths for SMEs are getting shorter, with the average letting period now standing at 4.1 years. Given the ongoing eurozone crisis, do you think the trend for shorter leases is here to stay for the foreseeable?

Patents provide cast-iron protection for qualifying inventions but the application process is neither cheap nor simple. In the first of a series on intellectual property to be published by, Sean Crotty, intellectual property partner at Weightmans solicitors ( explores the pros and cons.

  • Kathryn Parsons, co-founder of Decoded, started with little more than faith and determination, but four years later it’s grown into a global business. Ahead of her appearance at Accelerate 2015 in...

  • Author, writer and marketer Ryan Holiday on how entrepreneurs need to interpret failure.

  • Sue Vizard, business coach and author of Jump Start: The Start-up Book for Your Dream Business, looks at some of the questions solo entrepreneurs should ask themselves.

  • Ian Wright, founder and chief executive of, is bringing together SMEs and NEDs - without the hefty recruitment fees.

  • Former professional golfer turned entrepreneur Colin Stevens has had a busy 18 months. The Better Bathrooms founder has increased turnover at the firm, secured a multi-million pound investment and...

Five Minutes With

David Hughes sums up his entrepreneurial career to date thus: four spectacular successes and two failures. He founded the sports retailer Allsports and achieved turnover of £180 million before a vicious price war meant decline, administration in 2005 and a sell-off to rival JD Sports.

It took Richard Shonn, managing director of 151 Products, three years to find a warehouse big enough for his requirements.