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26 August 2015

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Managing Partners Column: By Nick Johnson

Posted by: Nick Johnson

What started out as a glorious May and June has turned into a bit of a damp squib in the second half of the summer, certainly in Manchester. This mood probably hasn’t been helped by the major infrastructure works taking place in the City that those of you travelling in to see us will have encountered with many road closures and noisy building works. We are told this may continue into 2017 but will allow greater capacity and movement across the City once completed.

I would suggest if you are coming in to Manchester that you can learn more about the plans here – http://www.transformationinformation.co.uk/transformation and ensure that you plan your route and allow enough time.

I thought I would also share an article I read in the Law Society Gazette magazine that highlights the dangers of email. http://www.lawgazette.co.uk/practice/solicitor-reprimanded-for-email-calling-opponent-a-plonker/5050611.article I am sure we have all been tempted to reply in haste to the many emails we receive each day. From a legal point of view you need to be aware that once you commit your comments to writing you need to be aware of the possible consequences. The best policy before you hit send is to pause and think would I want these words written in 2 foot letters on my front door. If the answer is no, then redraft and NEVER send emails in anger. Go for a walk or even speak on the phone as some emails can be misconstrued. Its good to talk.

In the wider world…Despite the worries in China and the downturn in the stock market we are seeing increasing interest in transactions whether commercial or residential. The appetite appears to be returning but we need to ensure Wise lending continues to avoid the property bubble burst of the past.
Autumn sees a busy time for us as we are hosting a number of seminars and events, it would be great if you can join us, do check on our events page to learn more http://www.glaisyers.com/in-the-news/events/

I am grateful to our special guests, The E Word, who have provided some guidance on making your website more engaging for your customers and I hope some of you do take up their offer and let us know of your successes. We can all learn from each other about how to obtain more business from our online offerings.

Finally, if you have any questions regarding any content in our newsletter please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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Nick is the managing partner here at Glaisyers. Nick promotes a philosophy where all who work for the firm go the extra mile and are open, honest, caring and down-to-earth. Nick is also head of the commercial litigation team.

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