Publications

18 01 2018

THE GDPR

 

What it is, what you need to do about it.

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The new Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims (PAPDC) comes into force from 1 October 2017. If you are a business needing to enforce a debt, you will need to become familiar with the changes.

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How do you attract and retain good employees and motivate them to take an interest in the business as if it were their own, all without excessive upfront cost? For many companies the answer, or at least part of it, lies in offering employees a ‘piece of the pie’; a stake in the company through an employee share scheme.

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14 07 2017

Get in shape to sell

 
Whatever stage your business is at, it makes sense to have an exit strategy in mind.

If one day you might sell the business or part of it, it pays to keep it in good shape and ensure that there are no issues lurking beneath the surface which might reduce the value of the business to a potential buyer or worse, jeopardise a sale.

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07 10 2014

Administration

 

The process of company administration and what administration means for a creditor business.

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The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined the Bank of Scotland plc £75,000 for a serious breach of the Data Protection Act 1998.

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A High Court case has provided another reminder that the purpose of a deposit is to secure the buyer’s performance. The court ordered the buyer of a ship to pay to the seller the full amount of an unpaid deposit (either as a debt or as damages), and not a lesser sum in damages for actual loss caused by the buyer’s breach. 

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This guide highlights the main legal risks you need to consider if you are buying another business or enterprise. Your business should always take legal advice at the outset of any acquisition.

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07 11 2010

Brand Management

 

This checklist sets out the practical steps that will help your business protect, use and exploit any brands that it owns.

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The June 2010 Budget increased the lifetime allowance for entrepreneurs’ relief from £2 million to £5 million. We have produced a checklist or your business clients that highlights the increased limit and sets out the other main features of the relief. 

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