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Thanks for your question. TUPE would apply here are there is a transfer of an undertaking from one business to another. However, you want to make it quite clear in the sale/purchase agreement that the vendor is responsible for the employee up to the transfer and the purchaser is responsible thereafter. The warranties which are standard in such an agreement should cover these points and most eventualities so as to protect both parties from any liability for which they have no direct control. I assume that the employee has no claims of any sort arising from her employment with your late father’s firm. The solicitor who deals with the sale will ensure that the written agreement contains the correct clauses. If this is done correctly the transfer will ensure that any redundancy after the date of sale will be the responsibility of the purchaser. I hope that helps. Please leave a positive rating so that I am credited for my time.